Harken Unveiled as Optimist Europeans Event Partner at RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show


Sailors competing at this summer’s Optimist European Championships 2015 in Pwllheli will have the chance to win a range of World Class performance sailing gear after Harken UK were unveiled as an official Championship event partner. 

Around 250 of the World’s top young Optimist sailors from over 45 countries will do battle on the waters of Cardigan Bay in North Wales from 17-24 July in what will be the first event staged at the new Plas Heli Welsh Sailing Academy and events center. 

Harken UK have come onboard in supplying £1,000 worth of prizes for the event, while sailors also had the chance to check out Harken’s latest gear on display at stand G8 during the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show. 

Harken join Olympic Sails, official event sailmakers, and locally-based company Jones O Gymru crisps, who will be supplying packed lunches for all volunteers and event staff, as official Optimist European Championships 2015 event partners. 

Tom Peters, sales manager at Harken UK, said: “Working with sailors from grassroots through to Grand Prix level is what Harken is all about.

“Some of the greatest sailors of our time have started in Optimist dinghies and we are delighted to sponsor the Optimist Europeans 2015 to show our support for the future generation of promising sailors.

The Optimist Europeans are the perfect platform to show our support  for grassroots sailing and the future generation of British sailors.”

David Baddeley, Chairman of the Organising Committee, added: “We are attracting some top class partners, both from the marine industry and local to Pwllheli, for the Optimist European Championships 2015, which is testament to the prestige with which the event is viewed both internationally and at home.

“We are delighted to welcome Harken onboard and are sure that all the sailors, coaches and supporters attending the event will get a lot out of their expertise.”

For more details about the event visit www.optimisteuros2015.com  

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