Footwear, apparel and accessories brand, Sebago, has announced that they will be supporting SolentXtra, the new identity of the race management team established to run world class sailing events.
SolentXtra is set to become a true legacy of the process implemented by the RYA to establish world class race management teams. It has grown to its present status as a direct result of that process. The team is now regularly involved in world, European and other very major events that occur in Cowes, around the UK and abroad.
All 27 members of SolentXtra will be supported with a comprehensive supply of both Sebago apparel and footwear to assist with their day to day work wear whilst on the water and ashore.
The team has been built by Robert Lamb, an ISAF International Race Officer, after initially being asked to run the Tornado Class racing during the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy in 2007. Robert has ample experience across Olympic classes, dinghies, yachts and windsurfing having run racing at nine ISAF Sailing World Cup Events, 12 World Championships, six European Championships and 19 National Championships.
Members of SolentXtra are closely involved in running several events out of Cowes. Robert Lamb and other members of the team joined forces with the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club and managed the SB20, J109 and Quarter Tonners at the Vice Admiral’s Cup recently. In addition, six of the team, lead by Robert Lamb, are running the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup, again as part of the Royal Corinthian YC team.
Adrienne Callaghan, Marketing Manager at Sebago, Northern Europe said: “From my experience of watching the team in action on the water they are all truly professional. Sebago is delighted to be in a position to support SolentXtra. I wish them the best of luck and every success with their race management for years to come.”
Sebago will also be looking to extend support for this Sailing Race Management team after 2012 as a clear extension of legacy and assisting the future of sailing race management.
Robert Lamb, ISAF International Race Officer, is understandably proud of the achievements of his team. He commented: “I am very grateful for the many opportunities given to myself and the team over the past few years. It has been hard work but an enjoyable journey. I hope that the RYA as the National Governing Body for sailing in the UK is as delighted as I am of the excellence we now offer as standard.”
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