As part of the sponsorship, Pindar will assist the World Tour in producing a new range of promotional and print literature to promote the Tour to its worldwide audience.
The sponsorship follows Pindar's partnership with World number one match racer and regular Tour competitor Ian WILLIAMS (GBR). Ian competes as Team Pindar'on the World Match Racing Tour and is currently third in the Tour Rankings. Andrew PINDAR, Chairman of the Pindar Group commented, 'Our sponsorship of the World Match Racing Tour is a natural addition to our support of Ian WILLIAMS and his team. The Tour events take place worldwide and provide an ideal platform for us to entertain our own customers in a unique environment, as well as supporting Ian and his team at world class events'
Pindar is a family-owned printing company, founded in 1836 in Scarborough, great Britain, where its head office remains today. As a global player in the print and electronic media market, Pindar employ 2,000 people in three continents worldwide. Pindar has an enviable track record in sports sponsorship and successfully supports a number of initiatives that focus on helping individuals realise their sporting potential. Ambassadors include record-breaking round-the-world yachtsman, Mike SANDERSON (NZL), recently voted ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year, world #1 match racer WILLIAMS, Emma SANDERSON (née Richards) MBE, and Olympic sailing hopeful, Hannah MILLS (GBR).
'We are delighted to welcome Pindar as an Official Sponsor of the World Tour,' said Tour President Scott MACLEOD. 'Their partnership will help us to raise the profile of the Tour to a much wider audience by utilising Pindar's print resources.'
Pindar joins other Tour sponsors Travel Places (Official Travel Supplier) and Wedgwood (Official Trophy Supplier).
ISAF Match Racing World Championship Standings
(After Stage 8)
|Pos||Skipper||Nation||ISAF World Match Race Ranking||Team||Pts|
|1||Mathieu RICHARD||FRA||2||Saba Sailing Team||78|
|2||Paolo CIAN||ITA||3||Team Viano Mercedes Benz||66|
|3||Ian WILLIAMS||GBR||1||Team Pindar||62|
|4||Bjorn HANSEN||SWE||9||Team Onico||49|
|5||Sébastien COL||FRA||4||Areva Challenge||47|
|6||Jesper BANK||DEN||15||United Internet Team Germany||45|
|8||Magnus HOLMBERG||SWE||99||Victory Challenge||40|
|Stage 1||Portugal Match Cup||Cascais, Portugal||18-23 July 2006|
|Stage 2||Danish Open||Copenhagen, Denmark||9-13 August 2006|
|Stage 3||St. Moritz Match Race||St Moritz, Switzerland||15-20 August 2006|
|Stage 4||Bermuda Gold Cup||Hamilton, Bermuda||10-15 October 2006|
|Stage 5||Allianz Cup||San Francisco, USA||24-29 October|
|Stage 6||Monsoon Cup||Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia||28 November-3 December 2006|
|Stage 7||Match Race Germany||Langenargen, Germany||23-28 May 2007|
|Stage 8||GKSS Match Race||Marstrand, Sweden||2-8 July 2007|
|Stage 9||Portugal Match Cup||Cascais, Portugal||24-25 July 2007|
|Stage 10||Danish Open||Copenhagen, Denmark||8-12 August 2007|
|Stage 11||St. Moritz Match Race||St Moritz, Switzerland||14-19 August 2007|
|Stage 12||Latium Match Cup||Fiumicino, Italy||11-16 September 2007|
|Stage 13||Locman Cup - Elba Island||Porto Azzurro, Elba Island, Italy||25-30 September 2007|
|Stage 14||Bermuda Gold Cup||Hamilton, Bermuda||9-14 October 2007|
|Stage 15||Brasil Sailing Cup||Angra dos Reis, Brazil||23-28 October 2007|
|Stage 16||Monsoon Cup||Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia||28 November-2 December 2007|
The World Match Racing Tour is an ISAF Special Event. Skippers earn points towards the World Championship at the nine events of the World Tour and the highest scoring skipper at the end of the season is the ISAF Match Racing World Champion.
The World Tour Partner and Official Car is BMW AG (Munich, Germany). World Tour sponsors include Sebago (Rockford, USA), the Official Footwear Supplier, Travel Places (West Sussex, Great Britain), the Official Travel Partner and Wedgwood (Cheshire, Great Britain) the Official Trophy Supplier.
For more information on the World Match Racing Tour, its competitors and events, visit the official World Tour website - www.WorldMatchRacingTour.com. World Match Racing Tour television programmes may be viewed on demand by clicking on the television icon on the home page of the website.
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