announces Island Games
Manx Telecom has announced a £20,000 sponsorship
of the sailing events in the Island Games, which will be used towards
the purchase of 20 brand new International Laser Class dinghies.
This will give the Isle of Man the most prestigious Island Games
sailing event so far, as it will be the first time that every competitor
in teh event has been supplied with a brand new boat. After the
Island Games are over, there are plans to use the boats to train
talented young sailors on the Island for future international competitions.
Peter Whipp, Co-ordinator for Sailing at the Island Games, will
himself be competing at the Games, and has been captain of the Island
sailing team in three previous Island Games. He commented, "
This very kind sponsorship from Manx Telecom has made my dream of
competing at the Island Games in identical brand new boats a reality.
It sets a completely new standard which is similar to that expected
at the Olympic Games. As a bonus, the boats will give local young
sailors a unique opportunity to train for future Games, and should
transform the sport on the Island for years to come."
Mike Cook from Manx Teleocm presents a cheque for £20,000
Peter Hoosen-Owen, Ramsey Sailing Club, Peter Whipp, Island Games
Co-ordinator and Mick Kneale, the Treasurer of the Manx Yachting
Mike Cook, Director of Customer Services at Manx Telecom
added, " Manx Telecom is delighted to be able to support the
Island Games by providing sponsorship of the sailing discipline.
The purchase of the new fleet of Laser dinghies will ensure a top
class event by providing competitors with the quality of equipment
that they deserve. In addition, after the Games, the Island will
have a real asset for future race training and competitions."