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Andrew and Lucy practicing before the start of the Sail for Gold Regatta

Harken announce sponsorship for Lucy Macgregor and Andrew Walsh’s Olympic Campaign to Rio

10/7/2014

Harken are delighted to announce their sponsorship of British Sailing Team’s, Podium Squad sailors Lucy Macgregor and Andrew Walsh with their Olympic campaign to Rio in the Nacra 17.

Andrew and Lucy are members of Poole Yacht Club and have a variety of experience between them. Andrew campaigned the Tornado for Beijing and has since been sailing Extreme 40's, recently breaking the record for the Round Hong Kong Island Race. Lucy sailed with her sister, and fellow Harken sponsored sailor, Kate Macgregor in London’s 2012 Match Racing where the pair were ranked number two in the world in the lead up to the games.

When asked about becoming part of the Harken team Andrew Walsh commented, “Lucy and I are delighted to be working with Harken.  They offer the best product on the market, with a great level of expertise and support to make sure we are getting the most out of our equipment in our bid for Rio 2016.  The Nacra 17, is a fast exciting boat, but therefore the loads put through the blocks and cleats can be huge, hence the reliability of harken is so important to us....”

 “We are delighted to welcome Lucy and Andrew on board as part of the Harken Team. Supporting British sailing from grassroots level through to Olympic classes is an integral part of what Harken is all about and we look forward to working with Andrew and Lucy every step of the way!” – Andy Ash-Vie: Harken UK, Managing Director.

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Follow Andrew and Lucy’s campaign to Rio via their website: www.teammac.co.uk  and Twitter page: @teammacwalsh

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