Sponsor for Puma Logic
Just a few months after being named the RORC ‘Yacht of the Year’, Sailing Logic has signed a sponsorship deal with the Malta Tourism Authority for their Reflex 38, Puma Logic. This partnership between the Malta Tourism Authority and Sailing Logic, the UK-based yacht racing sailing school, has evolved as a direct result of the yacht’s racing campaign in 2009. For the 2010 racing season she will now compete under the name of Visit Malta Puma.
The Malta Tourism Authority was looking to sponsor a high-profile yacht or individual in the racing arena that combined an outstanding track record with high visibility opportunities. Puma Logic and her skipper, Philippe Falle were recommended as being the perfect fit.
There are many synergies between the Malta Tourism Authority’s objectives and Sailing Logic’s activities, not least that Malta hosts one of the world’s premier offshore racing events – the Rolex Middle Sea Race.
Philippe Falle, Sailing Logic’s Racing Director, comments: “We are very flattered and excited to be backed by another country! This sponsorship enables us to invest further in Puma – keeping her competitive at high profile events as well as helping us to continue to attract newcomers to the sport through our unique race-training programme. I am particularly looking forward to increasing the awareness and popularity in the UK of the Rolex Middle Sea Race, which starts and finishes in Malta in October.”
The Malta Tourism Authority had already identified that the sailing community represents exactly the demographics to whom they are keen to promote Malta as a tourist destination – both in the UK and Ireland.
Alex Incorvaja, Director UK and Ireland, Malta Tourism Authority enthuses: ‘We’re delighted with this new partnership with Sailing Logic. Philippe’s exceptional results made him an obvious choice and when we heard he is also competing in Round Ireland and Cork week – it was too good to be true.”
This year Visit Malta Puma’s racing calendar kicked off with the Warsash Spring Series in which she scored a second place in Black Group IRC2. Her programme also includes the Round Ireland Race, Cork Week, Cowes Week and seven RORC offshore races.