Land Rover to Sponsor Team Wales Entry for Cardiff Leg of Extreme Sailing Series

August 19, 2013

Extreme Sailing Series’ main sponsor Land Rover has revealed it will support the local team as the Sailing series head to Cardiff in a weeks time.

The team will be named ‘Team Wales Land Rover’ and the crew will include some of Wales’ top sailing talent and Rio 2016 British Olympic hopefuls, the entry will mean a full starting grid on the Cardiff Bay Stadium Racecourse with a further team announcement to follow in the coming days.

Mark Cameron, Global Brand Experience Director of Land Rover commented, “It’s exciting times – this is the first time the Land Rover Extreme 40 will be racing in the Extreme Sailing Series as a competitor in this first year of our sponsorship of the global circuit. We are delighted to be supporting a predominantly Welsh youth team, some of whom have their sights firmly set on the Olympics in Rio in 2016, and to be supporting them racing in their home waters, particularly as the United Kingdom is the Headquarters of Land Rover.

Cabinet Member for Sport, Culture and Leisure, Cllr Ramesh Patel, said: “I am delighted that there will be a Team Wales at the Cardiff leg of the Extreme Sailing Series. Team Wales Land Rover will feature athletes from all parts of Wales. Demonstrating how important it is for us to host world class sailing to support and nurture home-grown talent.

“Team Wales Land Rover and all the other teams who are taking part are guaranteed a warm Welsh welcome during the four days of the competition. Good luck to all who are taking part.”

The Extreme Sailing Series Cardiff presented by Land Rover kicks off on Friday 23 August.