Rolex Watch USA Sponsor NYYC Invitational Cup.

Who said that corinthian sailing and sponsorship don’t go together? Rolex Watch U.S.A will continue their partnership with the New York Yacht Club announcing that it has become an official sponsor of the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, to be held in September. Rolex will join Sperry Top-Sider in presenting the regatta, which features 18 teams representing premier yacht clubs from around the globe. The winning skipper of the Invitational Cup will receive a specially-engraved Rolex timepiece.

Event Chair John Mendez said:

“We are naturally delighted that Rolex is continuing its outstanding support of yachting at New York Yacht Club by becoming a significant sponsor of the inaugural Invitational Cup. This support enables us to present a most important international event for amateur sailors who will come from at least 18 yacht clubs representing 14 nations to compete. This will be one of the most significant events that the New York Yacht Club is involved with since the 1983 America’s Cup.”

Rolex’s support will allow for video of each day’s racing, produced by Emmy Award winner and Rolex Testimonee Gary Jobson. The daily shows will be available online during the regatta at and be part of a 30-minute television program to be aired on ESPN2.

A preview video is posted on the NYYC website : (Sorry we can’t enbed it…ed)

The agreement highlights Rolex’s continued support of NYYC events and regattas under an exclusive, five-year sponsorship through the year 2012.

Rolex Watch U.S.A. President & CEO Allen Brill:

“Rolex has a long association with sailing and we are proud to continue our partnership with the New York Yacht Club. This sailing competition shares the values that Rolex applauds: excellence, precision and team spirit.”