Tuesday, March 11, 2008

BlackMatch Racing to represent Emirates Team New Zealand

[Source: BlackMatch Racing] Ahead of our upcoming tour of Europe, we have had a massive development in the team, we feel very privileged and proud to announce that BlackMatch Racing has been granted the right to enter Match Racing events representing Emirates Team New Zealand.

With the endorsement of such a well established and respected team, it by far exceeds our expectations and is a massive step in the right direction to competing against the world's best Match Racing teams.

Our current world ranking is 43 and it would be a tough ask to gain entry into any World Tour Event this year, but since advising the World Tour of our alliance with Emirates Team New Zealand, it has also just been confirmed that we have an entry to the 2008 Brasil Sailing Cup, in Rio de Janeiro. This is the opening regatta of the World Tour to be held from April 22nd-26th and it is very encouraging to obtain an entry for this event.

There will be no financial assistance from Team New Zealand under the arrangement, but we are very lucky to have the support of our sponsors FedEx Express, Line 7, Waiwera Infinity and The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.

A big thank you to our friends, family and supporters, we will endeavour to keep you all updated on the recent developments as best we can, please also find attached a link to an article that appeared in the Sunday Herald.

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