Clothing partner for Emirates Team NZ
Gill, the technical sailing clothing specialist, has announced a new partnership with Emirates Team New Zealand. Gill has been appointed as the Official Technical Clothing Supplier to the team.
Gill will be supplying a range of its technical product for both the Louis Vuitton Trophy events during 2010, and the TP52 taking part in this season’s Audi Medcup - which the team won in 2009.
Emirates Team New Zealand Managing Director Grant Dalton said he is pleased to welcome Gill to the team. “The partnership brings together Emirates Team New Zealand and Gill, an acknowledged world leader in research, development, design and production of high-performance technical sailing clothing. Gill is a brand the team is proud to wear.”
Founder and Chairman of Gill, Nick Gill commented, “We have been developing high performance technical clothing for exactly these environments and this partnership offers a great opportunity to have the gear on the water with a fabulous team which are at the absolute pinnacle of performance sailing. Our new Race Collection, for example, has been developed specifically for this area of the sport. In elite events such as these it is the details that make the difference between winning and losing. Our high performance garments will be exposed to the race environment which they were designed for; we trust that they will excel and hope that they may even make the difference that turns a 2nd into a 1st.”
Emirates Team New Zealand will be participating at the following events this season:
Louis Vuitton Trophy-Auckland 7th - 21st March
Louis Vuitton Trophy-La Maddelena, Sardinia 22nd May - 6th June
Louis Vuitton Trophy-Dubai 13th - 28th November
Audi MedCup Event 1: Cascais (Portugal) 11th - 16th May
Audi MedCup Event 2: Marseille (France) 15th - 20th June
Audi MedCup Event 3: Barcelona (Spain) 20th - 25th July
Audi MedCup Event 4: Cartagena (Spain) 24th - 29th August
Audi MedCup Event 5: Cagliari (Italy) 20th - 25th September