“We take pride in aligning ourselves with a company that is focused on innovation and developing the best possible products for sailors,” said Jack Gierhart, Executive Director of US Sailing. “We have had a long and successful partnership with Gill, and are grateful for their ongoing support of sailing in the U.S.”
The sponsorship agreement includes direct financial and product support for the organization, including US Sailing Championships for adults and youth, Junior Olympic Festivals, 2013 US Sailing Roadshow, International Women’s Keelboat Championship and Sailing Leadership Forum 2014. As part of the agreement, a unique US Sailing branded collection will be available for sale on both the US Sailing and Gill NA web sites. US Sailing will organize 14 adult and youth championship events and 21 Junior Olympic Festivals at yacht clubs and other sailing organizations around the country in 2013.
The US Sailing Roadshow comes to the West Coast in 2013. Coordinators of this summer long, mobile program will participate in a variety of events including regattas, junior clinics, community outreach programs, adult learn to sail seminars, and other sailing related events.
For the first time, the Sailing Leadership Forum will connect leaders from all aspects of our sport such as sail training and education, yacht club and sailing organization management, racing associations and organizations including one-design and handicap classes, race officials, and industry professionals. The inaugural event will take place February 6-8, 2014 at the Hilton San Diego Resort.
Dave Pritchard, President of Gill North America said, "Gill is delighted to strengthen ties with US Sailing and their members. Our new multi-year agreement brings the unique and distinct value of Gill technical clothing to US Sailing beneficiaries that only Gill can deliver. We look forward to delivering the great value Gill has to offer the organization over the next three years.”
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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 Gill North America
Gill NA, with headquarters near Atlanta, GA is the exclusive importer and distributor of Gill-brand foul weather gear in North America including Caribbean, US and Canada. Gill is a worldwide apparel and accessories brand serving the marine industry with over three decades of experience . Gill specializes in high tech, breathable waterproof clothing. The company develops and markets a variety of performance-oriented, award-winning apparel and accessories for virtually every type of boating activity with product lines that include foul weather gear; interactive layering systems; footwear; gloves; bags; junior gear; scholastic gear and team wear. Gill products are available through hundreds of independent dealers and select West Marine Stores. For further information, please contact: Gary Barker at 941 505 2111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.