VW Cars will be lending support to the Monsoon Cup in Malaysia in December. The event, the final of the World Match Racing Tour for 2008 will use 30 Volkswagen Touareg 4×4 vehicles for land transportation from 3 – 7 December in Duyong Island, Terengganu.
‘We’re proud to be one of the principal local sponsors of the Monsoon Cup event, which has over the past three years, grown into a prestigious international sailing event,’ noted Dato’ Ilyas Mohamad, CEO, VW Cars. ‘We take pride in supporting internationally recognised events that puts Malaysia on the world map.’
Dato’ Ilyas expressed confidence that the VW Cars sponsorship will be a long-term collaboration with the Monsoon Cup. He added that VW Cars is keen to support more home-grown events having previously sponsored such national events as Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit conference, the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Petronas Murphy Oil, and Gourmet Indulgence.
The Monsoon Cup 2008, featuring 12 teams, is the climax of the World Match Racing Tour. Last year’s champion, Ian Williams from Britain, will return to reclaim his title this year.
More than 100,000 visitors are expected at the fourth instalment of the event to watch the action as the competitors vie for the World title.
Among the peripheral events organised during the Monsoon Cup 2008 include the kick-off concert, Monsoon Cup Feast, Monsoon Cup Fishing Competition, and daily cultural performances.