Flushing Sailing Club and the Half Ton Class Association are delighted to announce that British marine and lifestyle apparel brand Henri Lloyd will be the title sponsor for the Half Ton Classics Cup being held in Falmouth between 15th & 19th August 2016.
Since 1963, Henri Lloyd has continued to push the boundaries of style and technical innovation establishing itself over the last five decades with a formidable global reputation for designing and producing quality premium sailing and lifestyle clothing. Henri Lloyd will provide key support to the Cup and will have a retail presence in the Regatta Marquee.
Over 30 boats from the heyday of the era of the IOR rule are expected to attend and entries are already well up on previous years. The boats and Race Office will be based at Pendennis Marina, with a Regatta marquee on Falmouth’s Event Square adjacent to the iconic National Maritime Museum Cornwall. An extensive social programme for competitors and families will be based around Flushing Sailing Club, the Marquee and the Museum which will host the Championship Dinner.
Paul Strzelecki, Joint CEO, of Henri Lloyd, expressed his enthusiasm for the new partnership saying; “All at Henri Lloyd are really proud to be the title sponsor for this year’s Half Ton Classics Cup being hosted by Flushing Sailing Club. The Class is going through a big resurgence with boats changing hands and many boats being improved and upgraded just to race this year in Falmouth. We are looking forward to the Cup and meeting the competitors for what will be a great week on and off the water.”
Commodore of Flushing Sailing Club, Chris Jelliss, is delighted with the news; “We are very excited to welcome such a proud British sailing brand as Henri Lloyd to be the headline sponsor for the Half Ton Classics Cup 2016. We have been working for 12 months to make this a really successful event and with such a well-known sponsor we are now looking forward to welcoming competitors from all over Europe to the fantastic town and waters of Falmouth.”
For more details for the Henri Lloyd Half Ton Classics Cup 2016 including the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions go to the website www.halftonclass.co.uk.
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Henri Lloyd is a world renowned market leader in technical sailing gear and is also a premium lifestyle brand.
Recognised for their award winning pioneering designs, forward thinking intelligent innovations and for using the latest in technical fabrics, Henri Lloyd understand the needs of their global audience and our marine range reflects this.
Henri Lloyd were chosen by British America’s Cup Challenger; Land Rover BAR to be their Official Technical Clothing Supplier and Merchandise Partner for the 35th America’s Cup, the partnership has already pushed the boundaries of sailing apparel design and engineering, which in turn will benefit future Henri Lloyd ranges.
Henri Lloyd were also the proud sponsor of the winning entry in the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race; Henri Lloyd – 50 Years of Pioneering Spirit, and have committed to a two race partnership with the Clipper Race until 2018.
Founded in 1963, Henri Lloyd’s strong international presence sees the brand represented in approximately 50 countries worldwide.