FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jake Fish
US Sailing Communications Manager
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (October 10, 2012) – US Sailing, the national governing body of the sport, has agreed on a multi-year sponsorship deal with Sunsail and The Moorings. Sunsail specializes on sailing and water sports vacations and The Moorings is a world premier yacht charter company.
“Sunsail and The Moorings are the leaders in sailing charters, and provide fun, safe and high quality boats for sailors of all stripes to relax and enjoy time on the water with family and friends,” said Jack Gierhart, Executive Director of US Sailing. “We are delighted to partner with these companies that share the same passion for sailing as we do. Their commitment to innovative and carefree sailing vacations will be a real benefit to our members, events and programs.”
Sunsail will be an official sponsor of the 2013 US Sailing Roadshow, a grassroots sail education program that contributes to community sailing organizations throughout the summer. Sunsail will also be a sponsor for US Sailing’s 2013 National Sailing Program Symposium (NSPS) in Clearwater, Fla. on January 23-26.
The Moorings will be a featured sponsor at the 2014 US Sailing Conference, which will combine the Yacht Club Summit, NSPS, and the One-Design Symposium. The date and location of this event is to be determined.
As part of their partnership, Sunsail and The Moorings will offer a discount off their products and services to members of US Sailing and additional offers to premium members. Full details on this new membership benefit will be announced in the near future.
“We are very pleased to be partnering with US Sailing and participate side by side with their mission to promote the sport of sailing,” said Cheryl Powell, Chief Operating Officer of The Moorings and Sunsail. “As passionate sailors ourselves, The Moorings and Sunsail are committed to promoting the level of awareness of sailing nationally.”
The United States Sailing Association (US Sailing), the national governing body for sailing, provides leadership, integrity, and growth for the sport in the United States. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, US Sailing is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. 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 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. For more information, please visit www.ussailing.org.
About The Moorings
The Moorings is a world premier yacht charter company that has delivered unmatched quality, service and attention to detail since 1969. Sail-it-yourself bareboat yachts, crewed yachts with captain and chef, and power yacht charters are available. The Moorings is a proud member of TUI Travel Group®. Your vacation is in safe hands. Visit is at www.moorings.com.
Sunsail offers a wide choice of sailing vacations with over 800 yachts in 30 locations worldwide. Alongside Yacht Charter and Flotilla Sailing vacation, Sunsail also offers Beach Clubs, Sailing Schools, Corporate Events, and Racing. Sunsail was founded in 1974 and is a member of the TUI Travel ®Group. For more information on sailing vacations, visit www.sunsail.com or call Team Sunsail at 800.797.5907.