Sunday, March 02, 2008

Quebramar to sponsor the 2008 GP42 class season

International championship events to be known as Quebramar GP42 Cup – 2008

Milan, Italy – The International GP42 Class is pleased to announce that Quebramar, the Portugal-based clothing brand, has agreed to sponsor the class’ 2008 international racing circuit of events, to be known collectively as the Quebramar GP42 Cup – 2008. This season championship series, the second for this new and exciting development class, will include six events to be held in Italy, Spain, France, and Portugal from May through October.

“We’re very excited and grateful to have Quebramar on board to help us broaden the awareness of how exciting the racing is in the GP42’s,” said Paolo Massarini, GP42 Class Manager. “The commitment and enthusiasm of Gonzalo Esteves has been tremendous in helping us build this class.”

“This new season should be fantastic,” says Esteves, CEO of Quebramar and owner of the GP42 team of the same name racing in this year’s circuit, “and we’re pleased to have this opportunity to promote the performance image of our clothing brand.” Team Desafio Español will be campaigned this year with members of the same named America’s Cup team sailing on this Botin & Carkeek design built at King Marine.

The first event on the Quebramar GP42 Cup tour will be the YC Italiano’s Trofeo Pirelli in Santa Margherita over 1-4 May. While details of the scoring for the season championship will be published soon in the Notice of Series, a maximum of nine races from each event will count towards the series, and the overall winner will be awarded a perpetual Trophy to named the Quebramar GP42 Cup.

“We expect ten to twelve teams to enter each event in this series,” says Massarini, “and we’re excited that added to our fleet are three brand-new designs and one boat from 2007 that did not join in last year. This promises to be a very exciting season!”

For more information about the International GP42 Class, its class member teams, and events of the Quebramar GP42 Cup – 2008 season, visit the class website at

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