Nautica International, Inc. announced that it has signed as the "Official Apparel Supplier" of US SAILING, national governing body of the sport, to dress the 2004 US Sailing Teams.
According to the sponsorship agreement, Nautica will outfit the 130 members of the US Sailing Team, US Disabled Sailing Team and US Youth World Team with a complete dress and sportswear wardrobe for men and women.
In his support of this new apparel sponsorship, David CHU, Nautica's founder, designer and CEO said, "I have always been inspired by the sea and my love for the functionality of naval attire has influenced my designs since I started Nautica in 1983. We are proud to resume our apparel sponsorship with US SAILING. It's with great pleasure that we are able to continue our long-standing association with the sport of sailing, a sport that relies on teamwork and athleticism. We salute all of the sailing teams and wish them well in their future competitions."
"Nautica is a great partner for the US Sailing Teams,"
said US SAILING's Olympic Sailing Committee Chairman Fred HAGEDORN. "Nautica's heritage, brand and quality reputation aligns well with the values and characteristics of the US Sailing Teams. It is very fitting that this partnership brings together USA's leading apparel company with our country's top sailors."
Kicking off the partnership, members of the US Sailing Teams will be dressed in their Nautica wardrobes for the Golden Spinnaker Gala, a fundraising event supporting the athletes going to Athens, Greece, this summer, organized by the Sailing Foundation of New York and hosted by the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan.