The Australian Sailing Team has signed a new sponsorship agreement with leading rope manufacturer Liros which will see the team’s boats fitted out with the German brand until 2012. The deal extends across both Olympic and Paralympic class boats and with Australian Sailing Team crews competing at regattas across the globe the Liros brand will spread with the team.
Yachting Australia High Performance Director Peter Conde said that the sponsorship agreement with Liros was a boost for the team as they head into a crucial period in the lead up to the 2012 London Olympic Games.
‘We’re thrilled to welcome Liros to the Australian Sailing Team and look forward to working closely with them over the next few years. It’s no secret that rope is an important component of our sport and as the competition heats up with our athletes competing in a number of World Championship and World Cup events around the world we need to look for any advantage possible. The Liros brand is well known around the world and the Australian Sailing Team crews have assessed the product very favourably. They are keen to fit out their boats with the latest range of product.”