In addition to the apparel sponsorship of the US Sailing Teams, Nautica is also sponsoring the following US SAILING events and will provide specially designed event clothing for the judges, umpires, club officials, volunteers and clinic coaches at these events:
U.S. Youth Sailing Championship 2005 - The U.S. Youth Sailing Championship to be held 23-30 June at Cedar Point Yacht Club in Westport, Connecticut. It is the premiere youth sailing event in the country for sailors under the age of 20.
U.S. Team Racing Championship 2005 - The U.S. Team Racing Championship, scheduled for 14-16 October at the Larchmont Yacht Club in Larchmont, New York, attracts the best team racers in the country. The winning team qualifies for the ISAF Team Racing World Championship held every two years.
Rolex Miami OCR - The ISAF Grade 1 Rolex Miami OCR, scheduled for 22-27 January 2006 in Miami, Florida features racing in the Olympic and Paralympic classes and draws elite sailors, Olympic medallists and future Olympic hopefuls from around the world as they prepare for the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Competitions. The regatta is also a qualifying event for the 2006 US Sailing Team and US Disabled Sailing Team.
'We're very happy to expand our sponsorship of US SAILING and to have the opportunity to support the US Sailing Teams as well as two of the top U.S. Championships,' said Denise V. SEEGAL, Nautica's President and CEO. 'We are committed to continuing our relationship with US SAILING and look forward to exploring new ways to grow and strengthen our partnership.'
'US SAILING is thrilled to expand our strong partnership with Nautica,' said Charlie LEIGHTON, US SAILING's Executive Director. 'Nautica's support of the US Sailing Teams plays an important role in the success of our U.S. competitors at home and abroad. And Nautica's sponsorship of some of the top sailing competitions in the country helps support US SAILING's mission of encouraging participation and promoting growth in the sport.'