The Dutch insurer Delta Lloyd has reconfirmed its role as a leading supporter of Dutch Sailing sports and the Delta Lloyd Regatta.
As the leading water sports insurer it will support a number of ambitious sailing organizations for a minimum of four years. In a joint press conference a deal was announced by the chairmen of the Royal Dutch Sailing Federation, the Optimist sailors Holland, the North Sea Regatta and the Delta Lloyd Regatta. The Dutch national team Finn sailor Pieter-Jan POSTMA
will receive personal support and become a Delta Lloyd ambassador. Delta Lloyd has guaranteed their support to Dutch water sport until London 2012.
Delta Lloyd Regatta
The Delta Lloyd Regatta is part of the recently introduced ISAF Sailing World Cup
series, and will be held in the last week of May. The event is special this year as it is a quarter of a century old since its introduction. It has been the pinnacle of attention to the Olympic sailing world for many years now, which perfectly fits the sponsor ambitions of Delta Lloyd. Finn sailor POSTMA will receive personal sponsorship and will get full support to reach his own goal: to win an Olympic medal in 2012
Long Term Insurances
Paul MEDENDORP, board member to the Delta Lloyd Group, said: "Being the largest water sports insurance company in the Netherlands we want to be a real partner to Dutch aquatic sports. By guaranteeing our commitment for the next four years we want to show our customers and everyone who enjoys aquatic sports that we can offer long term insurances despite these troublesome financial times".
ISAF Sailing World Cup
The ISAF Sailing World Cup 2008-2009 consists of the following events:
16-21 Dec 2008 - Sail Melbourne The Asia Pacific Regatta, Melbourne, Australia
25-31 Jan 2009 - Rolex Miami OCR, Miami, USA
4-10 April 2009 - Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE, Palma, Spain
18-24 April 2009 - Semaine Olympique Francaise, Hyeres, France
27-31 May 2009 - Delta Lloyd Regatta, Medemblik, Netherlands
20-29 June 2009 - Kieler Woche, Kiel, Germany
14-19 Sept 2009 - Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, Weymouth, Great Britain
Find out more about the ISAF Sailing World Cup, including more on the seven events, the latest World Cup Standings, the scoring system and the Notice of Series at www.sailing.org/isafsailingworldcup.