International Yacht Paint has announced that it will become the title sponsor of Katie Miller’s Figaro II. The sponsorship will include Katie’s 100 Mile Double Handed Race campaign.
As well as the Double Handed Race, International Yacht Pain will activate their sponsorship through a programme of corporate racing, including East Coast Sailing Week and the Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week.
Katie said about the sponsorship:
“I am thrilled that International Paint have decided to re join the racing frame. We are sure that the programme we have devised will provide an exciting opportunity to promote International Paint as the premium Yacht paint brand that they are.”
Chris Jones – UK Marketing for International Yacht Paint said:
“It is a great pleasure to be working with Katie Miller and her Figaro II racing campaign from 2011. Katie’s dedication and enthusiasm to sailing reflects International Paint’s commitment to the sport. We are keen to see as many young people as possible take up the sport of sailing and with Katie being a fantastic ambassador for sailing we are proud to support her. It is our hope that her successes will inspire many others to follow in her footsteps. The whole International Paint team wish her the best of luck and look forward to seeing many podium finishes.”
Miller will once again join forces with Matthew Lingley, co skipper of their successful Round Britain and Ireland Race in 2010, and the duo will compete in the 1000 Mile Double Handed Race. The race, starting in Scheveningen, Holland and racing to Lerwick, Shetland Isles and Bergen, Norway, is an official qualifier to the recently re-launched RWYC TwoStar TransAtlantic Race.
Katie said on her blog:
Obviously, the good people with eyes in the vicinity of Shotley Marina would have known this from about Thursday last week… given the unsubtle branding and the copious amounts of International Paint being applied. Our first race is tomorrow!! The jobs list as detailed below has been more than halved and I am just finishing it off while Matt is busy running Demon Yachts! We will be joined on our race by non other than Kate Moss.