Sail World reports that Murphy & Nye, the Italian sailing and crew wear company has signed a deal to be the major naming rights sponsor of the Etchells Australian Championships at the Lake Macquarie Yacht Club from the 11th – 16th January 2010.
Lake Macquarie Fleet Captain Mark Phillips said:
‘We are extremely excited about having a company with the yachting heritage and international status of Murphy & Nye take a leading role in sponsoring our National Championships. ‘Murphy & Nye are a perfect fit for the Etchells. They are well known overseas for the style and quality of their crew wear and on shore clothing. We’re looking forward to being a feature event for Murphy & Nye as they bring the brand to Australia and to working with them to make our event a major success.’
Peter Doyle, Director, Murphy & Nye Australia says:
‘The Etchells class is the premier one design fleet in Australia and a great fit with everything that the Murphy & Nye brand represents, on and off the water. Murphy & Nye’s commitment to the sport of sailing extends from juniors through fleet racing and leisure boating to the Americas Cup. We see the Etchells as representing some of the most competitive sailors and sailing in Australia so we are proud to be the title sponsor of the National Championships as part of our Australian launch program.’