'We are looking forward to some exciting racing this weekend,' said David ADAM, Chairman of the Optimist Association in the UK. 'The calibre of racing on the water is going to be extremely high, especially amongst the sailors who are looking for National team selection.'
'Volvo are proud to be sponsor of the Optimist Class, as we feel the importance of supporting the grass roots of sailing,' said Sarah REES, Sports Marketing and Sponsorship Manager at Volvo Car UK. 'It's really exciting to see so many young sailors out on the water, and I'm sure that some of them will go onto much greater success in the future.'
'Musto is delighted to be on board with the Optimists,' said Nigel MUSTO, Deputy Managing Director of Musto Ltd and an Optimist National Champion himself in 1977. 'At Musto we support some of the World's top sailors and crews, but it's also great to support the future stars of our sport.'
This is the fifth year that Volvo and Musto have sponsored the Optimist class, and the sponsorship also includes the National, Inland and End of Season Championships as well as the GB Optimist World and European Championship teams, Volvo and Musto have recently announced the continuation of sponsorship of the Optimist Class for 2006 and 2007.