Sperry Top-Sider to Sponsor New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup.


Even Corinthian events need sponsors. Sperry Top-Sider, an iconic American brand, and the New York Yacht Club, today announced a multi-year partnership to celebrate their shared passion for the sea and commitment to promoting the sport and lifestyle of sailing.

Through the new alliance, Sperry Top-Sider will serve as the exclusive footwear sponsor of the inaugural New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup to be held September 15-19, 2009, in Newport, R.I., as well as be involved in additional New York Yacht Club events.

The New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup will feature competitive, world-class, Corinthian sailing among 21 teams representing premier yacht clubs from around the globe, and will be sailed on Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound.

Craig Reingold, President Sperry Top-Sider:

“Sperry Top-Sider has been creating footwear for people with a passion for the sea since 1935, and our brand has become an integral part of the sailing lifestyle both on and off the water. As the official footwear sponsor of the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, we’re thrilled to begin a long-term relationship with this iconic institution, which shares our same commitment to and love for the sport. The Invitational Cup is the perfect platform to promote the purity and universal appeal of sailing to a global audience.”

John Mendez, Chair of the New York Yacht Club Inivitational Cup:

“Uniting their efforts, Sperry Top-Sider and the New York Yacht Club will promote their common passion for sailing worldwide. Both organizations share a long and vital history in sailing and a common interest and goal to promote and enhance the sport of sailing.”