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British Sailing Team's Elliot Hanson joins Harken as a sponsored sailor

15/11/2015

Harken are delighted to announce sponsorship for Laser sailor Elliot Hanson. Elliot, a rising star on the podium squad for the British Sailing Team, will be working hard over the coming years to make his mark on the international scene. 

Elliot first got into sailing with his grandparents in Anglesey and has now been sailing for 12 years, working his way through the RYA system, culminating in his current position as a British Sailing Team podium squad member. With successes such as numerous medals at under 21 World & European Championships and 4th at the Laser Europeans this year, there is no question this talented Laser sailor is one to watch.

Elliot and Harken are teaming up to ensure the best hardware and technical support is on hand as and when needed as he continues to work his way through the ranks! With a hectic schedule including - 3 training camps and an event in Rio, the ISAF World Cup in Miami and the European Championships, it will be all about training, racing and fitness for this young Olympic hopeful.

"We have worked very closely with the RYA and British Sailing Team for many years and are dedicated to helping young talented sailors reach their goals, in this case an Olympic medal! We are delighted to welcome Elliot Hanson on-board as a Harken sponsored sailor and will be backing him all the way, good luck Elliot!" Hannah Cotterell, Harken UK.

When asked about the sponsorship deal Elliot commented, "I'm delighted to have the support & backing of the World's leading performance sailing hardware manufacturer, Harken. With its proven track record I'm eager to use their products & knowledge on my quest to Olympic Gold."

To follow all the latest news on Elliot's Road to Rio follow us via the below sites:

Twitter:@HarkenUK@Elliot_Hanson
Facebook:Harken UK, Elliot Hanson Sailing

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