Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Moth Worlds 2010: Puma To Sponsor!

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December 2, 2009 – The Sportlifestyle company PUMA continues their love of extreme sailing and signed on to be the title sponsor of the International Moth Worlds 2010. PUMA 2010 International Moth Worlds will be held March 8-15, 2010 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The event will be held at the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club.

PUMA 2010 International Moth Worlds is expecting between 50-70 boats to compete, all branded with the signature PUMA cat. Many as 15 of the world’s top Moth sailors slated to participate in the event. The Moth Class draws sailors of Olympic and America’s Cup caliber and is quickly becoming a premier dinghy class.

“During each stopover along the Volvo Ocean Race route last year, the PUMA Moths drew so much attention because of their agility and speed, they became a great addition to the PUMA Ocean Racing team. ” said Antonio Bertone, PUMA Chief Marketing Officer. “We are proud to continue our partnership with one of the fastest growing small boat classes in sailing. The Moth’s require extreme skill to sail but also bring a sense of fun to the sport, something that is a perfect fit for the PUMA brand.”

PUMA became involved with the Moth Class during the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-2009, having PUMA branded Moths sailed in port during each of the eleven stopovers around the world. During the adventure around the world, PUMA's Moths were sailed by ISAF Rolex Sailor of the Year Anna Tunicliffe, US Laser sailor Brad Funk, former Moth World Champion Rohan Veal and Swiss Moth sailor Arnaud Psarofaghis. Both the Moth Class and PUMA bring a new enthusiasm to sailing, attracting top sailors and non-sailing spectators. -Read more @