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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
US SAILING Communications Manager
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (November 18, 2009) – US SAILING, the national governing body of the sport, has extended their sponsorship with LaserPerformance, a leading world manufacturer and largest U.S. supplier of recreational and high performance small sailboats. The four-year sponsorship extension runs through 2014.
“This has been a great sponsorship for us,” said Chip Wilkerson, vice president of marketing for LaserP erformance. “It’s a big part of our commitment to organized sailing in North America. We’re looking forward to working with US SAILING to continue to develop great events for sailors around the country.”
LaserPerformance has a long history of providing benefits and support to US SAILING, its members, events, and programs. They will continue to be the official sponsor for six US SAILING National Championship events, as well as US SAILING’s National Sailing Program Symposium (NSPS). LaserPerformance will provide Laser, Laser Radial, Sunfish, Club 420, and Vanguard 15 boats for US SAILING National Championships, including The U.S. Youth Sailing Championships, U.S. Junior Championships, U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship, U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship, U.S. Team Racing Championship, and U.S. Singlehanded Championship.
“We are excited to renew our partnership with LaserPerformance,” said executive director of US SAILING, Charlie Leighton. “As an industry leader, LaserPerformance plays an intricate role in building and sustaining the prestige of our national championships, and providing support for our annual training symposium.”
About US SAILING
The United States Sailing Association (US SAILING) is the national governing body for sailing. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, the organization provides leadership for the sport of sailing in the United States. US SAILING offers training and education programs for instructors and race officials, supports a wide range of sailing organizations and communities, issues offshore rating certificates, and provides administration and oversight of competitive sailing across the country, including National Championships and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Teams. For more information, please visit www.ussailing.org.
LaserPerformance is a global company formed from a merger between Vanguard Sailboats and Performance Sailcraft Europe. LaserPerformance is the world’s largest supplier of recreational and high performance sailboats. LaserPerformance products include the Sunfish and the Olympic class Laser, two of the most recognized brands in the sailing world. LaserPerformance has offices in Portsmouth RI (US), Long Buckby (UK), Melbourne (AU), Middle East (UAE), and Hong Kong. For more information on LaserPerformance, call 401-683-0960 or visit their web site at www.laserperformance.com.