Volvo Car UK will extend their support for Youth and Junior racing sailing in the UK.
As title sponsors of the newly-branded RYA Volvo Youth Squad, Volvo will be supporting the cream of Britain’s top under-19 racing talent in the six RYA Youth classes; Laser Standard, Laser Radial, 29er, 420, Hobie 16 and RS:X windsurfers and, with 10 of those Youth Squad sailors set to fly the flag for Britain at the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships in Buzios, Brazil this July, they will now compete under the banner of RYA Volvo Team GBR.
Volvo is also contributing to event sponsorship with Youth sailing’s flagship annual event, the newly-titled RYA Volvo Youth National Championships and Trials and all nine of the RYA Volvo Zone and Home Country Championships.
RYA Performance Director John Derbyshire said:
“The long running support of Volvo Car UK makes a significant difference to our sport and extending this support into the Youth programme will provide a great boost to so many of our sailors. “We are thrilled that Volvo is keen to support the sport in this comprehensive manner and look forward to continue working closely with them to maximise the benefits for both organisations and the long-term good of sailing in Great Britain.”
Lesley Milne, Head of Events and Sponsorship, Volvo Car UK, said:
“Volvo is pleased to be continuing their strong association and support of British Sailing and the RYA. “The sponsorship portfolio has been developed to provide a pathway from the grassroots right through to the pinnacle of the sport. Volvo is proud to support some of Britain’s top sailors through Team Volvo for life and support Volvo’s global sailing property, the Volvo Ocean Race. We plan to keep Volvo as the number one choice of car for the UK sailing community.”