Team Pindar today announced a new partnership with the Kingdom of Bahrain, exactly one month before record-breaking skipper, Brian Thompson, sets sail in the non-stop solo round the world yacht race, the Vendee Globe, on November 9.
The partnership, which has been granted approval from the Bahrain Tourism Authority, will feature the Kingdom of Bahrain royal crest prominently on Team Pindar’s state-of-the-art Open 60. The deal also includes sponsorship of Team Pindar’s World Match Racing Champion, Ian Williams, who is currently leading the 2008 World Match Racing Tour, as he strives for a second consecutive world crown. As one of the world’s leading independent sailing teams, Team Pindar’s dual sailing programme offers a global platform to promote Bahrain as a leading business centre and tourist destination.
Pindar’s sailing pedigree dates back to 1980 when the Scarborough based print and electronic media company sponsored The North Sea Race. The Vendee Globe begins in Les Sable d’Olonne, France on 9 November. Brian Thompson will join a record entry of 30 skippers, in his bid to become the first winner, outside of France, to lift the most coveted trophy in solo offshore sailing. Full story: www.teampindar.com