International award winning wine producer, Cloudy Bay, adds sponsorship of the growing FAST40+ Class UK circuit to its portfolio of sailing events to further bring to life its invitation to ‘Come Sail Away’.
One of the newest and most exciting competitive keelboat racing classes in the UK for decades, the FAST40+ Class, will this year be competing for honours for the overall annual prize ‘Cloudy Bay Bowl” as well as trophies at the Round the Island Race and Cowes Week.
The 2017 FAST40+ circuit has five scoring rounds throughout the race season: Vice Admiral’s Cup, FAST40+ Windward Leeward plus Round the Island Race, Cowes Week, One Ton Cup and the Hamble Big Boat Championship.
Commenting on behalf of Cloudy Bay, Mike Gumm, Project Director of Sportcel added:
“This is a tremendously exciting opportunity for Cloudy Bay to be associated with one of the most prestigious and highly competitive sailing classes in the UK. This partnership sits extremely well with our other sailing activities not least our sponsorship of the Round the Island Race and will also generate great moments which bring #comesailaway to life.”
FAST40+ Class President, Robert Greenhalgh, commented:
“FAST40+ racing is all about competitive racing at an affordable price and we are very grateful to Cloudy Bay for their support. From our initial meeting it was obvious that we shared many common values, and that we will both be pro-active in achieving our mutual goals, we believe this is a partnership that will grow as the class develops.”