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SEABOARD MARINE ANNOUNCED AS TITLE SPONSOR FOR NORTH AMERICAN OPTIMIST CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Antigua Yacht Club is delighted to announce our relationship with Seaboard Marine as the Official Title Sponsor of the North American Optimist Dinghy Championships (Optinam) taking place in Antigua from July 10 – July 18, 2016 in English Harbour

Commenting on the announcement, Optinam 2016 Committee Chair, Paloa Vittoria said: "Through our partnership with the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, we were introduced to Seaboard Marine in 2015. They came on board in our first year hosting the event, and we are extremely pleased that Seaboard Marine have renewed their commitment to working with our organization as we have regained the privilege of hosting the event in 2016. The synergy between Seaboard Marine and our event is tremendous and we look forward to working with them on Optinam 2016."

Optinam 2016 will bring over 165 young sailors to Antigua along with more than 50 of their team coaches to compete in this annual championship.

REGISTRATION COMING IN FOR OPTINAM 2016

Countries registered to date include USA, Japan, Switzerland, St Barth (France), Bermuda, Peru, Antigua, Argentina, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and USVI.

The Optimist is the biggest youth racing class in the World. The Championships are restricted to sailors aged between 10 and 15 years of age. There are three races held daily and 165 optimist sailing boats will be launched and recovered each day.

For further information on becoming a sponsor of this event, contact Paola Vittoria opticlass@yachtclub.ag or 4643471

Photos © Matías Capizzano: http://www.capizzano.com/optinam-2016/

Event contact email address: amneris.calle@gmail.com, opticlass@yachtclub.ag

ABOUT THE CHAMPIONSHIP

The SEABOARD MARINE Optimist North American Championship 2016 is organised by the Antigua Yacht Club under the authority of the International Optimist Dinghy Association (IODA). The venue is Nelson's Dockyard in English Harbour and it takes place from July 10th to July 18th. Entries are still open and it is expected to have +160 participants from more than 15 countries. Already entered: Argentina, Antigua, Brazil, Bermuda, Canada, Chile, Peru, USA, US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Mexico.

For a programme, click here.

Major Sponsor: SEABOARD MARINE

Other Sponsors: Antigua and Barbuda, Antigua Yacht Club Marina Resort, The Catamaran Hotel, National Parks Antigua, Oasis, Pinehill, Antigua Pro Racing, Club Sushi, Brydens and Yao.

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The organisers of the Optimist North American Championship 2016 together with the Antigua Yacht Club wish to thank the following for their support, donations and contributions without which these championships would not be happening.