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12 July 2010, 01:58 pm
Volvo Retains Title Sponsorship Of India International Regatta
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Volvo Retains Title Sponsorship Of India International Regatta
Chennai, India

Volvo Buses and Volvo Penta on behalf of the Volvo Group in India, has extended its association with the Yachting Association of India as the title sponsor of the India International Regatta 2010. This understanding was concluded today with Yachting Association of India
"We are very proud of our sponsorship of the India International Regatta. Volvo is associated with sponsorship of major sailing championships worldwide and connected with loyal and dedicated sailing fans around the world, and as the title sponsor of the 'India International Regatta,' we have the honour of extending our relationship with sailors in India too," said Managing Director of Volvo Buses, Akash Passey.

Volvo Penta, Head, S Prabhakaran said, "Volvo Penta is committed to promoting the need to preserve and conserve our environment, and sailing is just that sport which connects people to these elements of nature. With the growing popularity of the sport in India, the children are ideal ambassadors for us to help make the change."

Cmde (Retd) AS Bajwa, Treasurer of the Yachting Association of India said, "It is a major step forward in expanding our vision of putting India as the global sailing destination and by tying up with Volvo, the brand leader of sailing races worldwide, it is bound to add tremendous value."

The regatta is scheduled to be sailed off Chennai from 3 - 10 Oct 2010 and is expected to see sailors from Singapore, Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, Turkey, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Kenya who have shown keen interest in participating in this year's event.

For more details visit: www.yai.org.in

Yachting Association of India (as amended by ISAF)
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