Sperry Top-Sider® is the new title sponsor of the US Sailing Team, newly named US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. This sponsorship, the brand’s highest profile sailing sponsorship to date, is effective through December 31, 2016. As part of the sponsorship of the US Sailing Team – comprising the top-performing sailors in the 10 Olympic and three Paralympic classes – all boats and mainsails on the National, Paralympic and Development teams will feature the Team’s new emblem featuring the Sperry Top-Sider logo. The new logo will be unveiled at the Sail for Gold Regatta in Weymouth, England this month.
Sperry is continuing its role as exclusive footwear sponsor for the Team, who wear-test products and provide Sperry’s product designers with feedback for product enhancements. “We’ve had a close, successful relationship with Sperry for a long time, but this represents a whole new level of their commitment and our partnership,” said Dean Brenner (Wallingford, CT), Chairman of US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee. “This significant expansion of our relationship comes at exactly the correct time, with an extension through the 2016 Games. We are thrilled to have a partner like Sperry, and our athletes will benefit immensely from all the resources they bring to the table.”
In addition to the Olympic and Paralympic US Sailing teams, Sperry’s sponsorship also includes the US Sailing Development Team, a group of approximately 50 promising younger sailors who are the future of the sport of sailing. Selected annually as the top-performing sailors in each of the classes included in the Olympic Games and the ISAF Youth World Championships, the athletes train alongside the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider at ISAF Sailing World Cup events and class World Championships. For more information, visit sperrytopsider.com.
For more about the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, visit sailingteams.ussailing.org.