Evolution Sails revealed as naming rights sponsor for Sail Noumea

Sail Noumea 2012
Clare Murray

Royal Akarana Yacht Club is proud to announce Evolution Sails as the premier naming rights sponsor for the Auckland leg of Sail Noumea 2012.

Evolution Sails have been involved in the Sail Noumea seminar series since its inception and has taken the premier naming rights sponsorship position. The Auckland leg of the race is now named Evolution Sails – Sail Noumea 2012.

Evolution Sails specializes in racing and cruising sails for all types of yachts. Based at Mount Wellington the Evolution Sails loft has an experienced team of sail designers and makers supplying a large local and export customer base.

Evolution Sails Managing Director Rodney Keenan says 'Sail Noumea 2012 is set to become the largest New Zealand offshore yacht race in recent times and Evolution Sails is proud to support the race and the sailors taking on the challenge of a South Pacific ocean race'.

Mike Wilson, Royal Akarana Yacht Club Vice Commodore and Offshore Race Committee Chairman is thrilled that Evolution Sails has made a significant commitment to the race. He says 'Rodney and the Evolution Sails team have been strong supporters of Royal Akarana Yacht Club. With this sponsorship Evolution Sails have become a part the of clubs long and proud history of offshore yacht racing.'

Also joining the sponsor family is Oyster Bay wines. As a family company, still entirely New Zealand owned, Oyster Bay Wines vision and passion is to become one of the world’s truly great Super-Premium winemakers.

Proudly, Oyster Bay Wines very first vintage won gold and the coveted Marquis de Goulaine Trophy for ‘Best Sauvignon Blanc of the Competition’ at the 22nd International Wine & Spirit Competition in London in 1991. Since this time Oyster Bay has continued to define the very stature and style of New Zealand wines.

Royal Akarana Yacht Club is pleased to welcome Oyster Bay Wines to it’s family of sponsors for the Evolution Sails –Sail Noumea 2012 race, and looks forward to serving a selection of Oyster Bay Wines from the clubs bar.

More information about Evolution Sails - Sail Noumea 2012 can be found at www.sailnoumea.com. The website is the source of all the latest information and news about the race and includes: A timer counting down the time to the start of the race, boat and crew profiles of current entries, live race tracking when the race is underway, Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions, an online entry form, and all the forms required for a paper entry.

The Sail Noumea Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sailnoumea will continue to be updated with useful information. It’s a great way for sailors intending to join Sail Noumea to stay in touch.

Anyone who wishes to enter the race can find out how by e-mailing suellen@rayc.org.nz with boat name, e-mail, and phone contact details.