International Paint back Katie Miller
Miller will once again join forces with Matthew Lingley, co-skipper of their successful Round Britain and Ireland Race in 2010, and the duo will compete in the 1000 Mile Double Handed Race. The race, starting in Scheveningen, Holland and racing to Lerwick, Shetland Isles and
Bergen, Norway, is an official qualifier to the recently re-launched RWYC TwoStar TransAtlantic Race.
On the sponsorship Katie said, “I am thrilled that International Paint have decided to re join the racing frame. We are sure that the programme we have devised will provide an exciting opportunity to promote International Paint as the premium Yacht paint brand that they are.”
After the 1000 Mile Doublehanded Race, a programme of corporate racing will be undertaken, including East Coast Sailing Week and the Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week.
“It is a great pleasure to be working with Katie Miller and her Figaro II racing campaign from
2011," commented Chris Jones, International Paint's UK Marketing Manager. "Katie’s dedication and enthusiasm to sailing reflects International Paint’s commitment to the sport. We are keen to see as many young people as possible take up the sport of sailing and with Katie being a fantastic ambassador for sailing we are proud to support her. It is our hope that her successes will inspire many others to follow in her footsteps. The whole International Paint team wish her the best of luck and look forward to seeing many podium finishes.”