Leading navigational equipment specialist Silva, has been appointed Official Supplier of compasses and navigational accessories to the Volvo Ocean Race 2005-06.
To support the race, Silva will be making available both to competitors and the general public a range of Volvo Ocean Race branded goods including binoculars, headlamps and handheld atmospheric data instruments.
"We are delighted to have the opportunity to work alongside such a prestigious event as the Volvo Ocean Race,"
commented Silva Ltd managing director, Tony KENT. "Silva's range of navigational accessories and electronics have always been designed with the rigours of ocean sailing at the forefront of our thinking, and the global media and spectator coverage offered by the Volvo Ocean Race gives us an unprecedented opportunity to reach a wider audience than ever before."
Anders LOFGREN, commercial director for the Volvo Ocean Race commented, "We're very pleased to welcome Silva into this exciting venture. Silva shares many of the uncompromising standards and attributes both of the race and Volvo, and we look forward to a mutually beneficial and productive partnership."
Silva's equipment has long been used by elite sailors at the very highest level, and a selection of products will form part of the official Volvo Ocean Race collection available for purchase.