New sponsor announced for Commodores' Cup
The Royal Ocean Racing Club has confirmed Brewin Dolphin as the new Title Sponsor for the 11th Commodores' Cup, which will run, with the support of the Royal Yacht Squadron, over 21-28 July 2012.
Brewin Dolphin, one of the UK's largest independent private client investment managers, will support the biennial race for three editions. The event attracts highly competitive teams from several nations to compete for the esteemed Commodores' Cup on the waters of the Solent and English Channel.
Jamie Matheson, Brewin Dolphin Executive Chairman comments: "We are proud to add such a prestigious event as the Commodores' Cup to our portfolio and look forward to building a long term relationship with the Royal Ocean Racing Club, its members and competitors. We are not newcomers to the world of sailing, having successfully sponsored the Scottish Series for the past 11 years. Sailing has provided us with an excellent platform to increase awareness of our brand to a wider audience and we are confident that the Commodores' Cup will develop this."
Matheson continues: "The Royal Ocean Racing Club as organisers and the Commodores' Cup series has its own rich heritage and this fits well with Brewin Dolphin as our firm goes back two and a half centuries. Although we can trace our beginnings back to the mid 18th Century, we look forward to investing in new beginnings with this sponsorship, helping to attract new teams and a positive long term partnership for future events."
RORC Commodore Andrew McIrvine is delighted to welcome Brewin Dolphin as title sponsor for the next six years: "This sponsorship will allow us to build on the success of the competition which stands out in the calendar of international yacht racing for a number of reasons, not least of which is the significant offshore component to the championship and the challenges it presents to the highly competitive teams. In 2010, the Cup was lifted by the Irish and the tenth biennial event attracted 10 top challenges from five nations to compete: France, Ireland, Great Britain, Hong Kong and South Africa. The event attracts top-level amateur sailors, many of whom race with us throughout the season in the RORC's extensive racing programme. We are certain that with Brewin Dolphin's support, the 2012 edition of the Commodores' Cup will be a huge success."