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8 November 2010, 08:08 am
Qantas Gives Perth 2011 The Spirit Of Australia
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Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships
Perth, Australia

Qantas have been announced as the Official Airline Partner for the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships, to be held in December next year.
Qantas has signed on as a silver level sponsor and will assist Perth 2011 in transporting teams and officials to Western Australia and will promote Perth 2011 domestically and internationally.

Perth 2011 Director of Commercial Operations, Darren Beazley, said, "We are delighted to have an iconic brand like Qantas join the Perth 2011 sponsorship family. Qantas is widely regarded as the world's leading long distance airline and one of the strongest brands in Australia. In an event where more than 5000 athletes and officials will travel to Australia from overseas, an alignment with Qantas was an obvious partnership."

"Securing Qantas as a silver level sponsor is an enormous vote of confidence in the World Championships by the commercial sector and we hope to maintain this momentum in securing more commercial supporters as we lead into the Perth International Regatta," said Mr. Beazley.

Qantas Regional General Manager for Western Australia and the Northern Territory, Ian Gay, said, "Qantas believes the Perth 2011 ISAF World Championships will be a great event for Perth and for Western Australia."

"We are delighted to be involved and working closely with the team at Perth 2011. Not only will Western Australians be able to enjoy the party in Fremantle, but all the competitors, family and friends will have a good reason to visit Western Australia and see all we have to offer. The dream begins in Perth, the journey begins with Qantas
," said Mr.Gay.

Qantas has a long history of supporting sporting events in Australia such as the AFL, the National Rugby League and the Australian Olympic Committee and is proud to join the Perth 2011 sponsorship family and align with a World Class sailing event.

Perth 2011 website - click here.

Find out more about the ISAF Sailing World Championships at www.sailing.org/isafworlds.

Tessa Parkinson
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