Sailing clothing company, Henri-Lloyd, has today announced that it has become the first official partner for Onboard - the RYA's new grassroots sailing development programme.
As Official Clothing Partner, Henri-Lloyd will supply clothing to instructors and participants in the Onboard programme over the next three years.
Henri-Lloyd are world leaders in sailing clothing. Their 2004 state of the art Marine Range is spearheaded by HL Innovations, a range inspired by the needs of performance sailors racing in The America's Cup where the competition is intense and design is tested to its limits. HL Innovations is technically engineered for speed and agility - fresh ergonomic designs, stretch and athletic cuts, with the latest technical fabrics that help to enhance comfort, mobility and endurance.
Henri-Lloyd is the first sponsor to join up with Onboard, and the RYA is keen to engage more companies to benefit from an association with the scheme. Henri-Lloyd currently sponsors several members of the highly successful Team GBR Olympic sailing squad, including gold medal winners Ben AINSLIE, Shirley ROBERTSON, Sarah AYTON and Sarah WEBB. The company is also the Official Technical Clothing Supplier to the RYA Team GBR Olympic Classes Squad.
Henri-Lloyd is delighted to be able to build upon its strong links with the success of British yachting, and to help encourage and develop the next generation of British sailors.