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Gill to Sponsor Commodores Cup at St Maarten Heineken Regatta

In November, the Steering Committee for the Sint Maarten Heineken Regatta, on behalf of the Sint Maarten Yacht Club, announced a new title sponsor for the 2010 Commodores Cup. GILL, a worldwide leader in marine technical clothing, will sponsor it under the title Gill Commodores Cup. The event takes place March 4 and will offer windward leeward courses for spinnaker classes only.

The Commodores Cup is a pre-event to the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, designed to give those crews and the fleet an additional day of racing. It is only open to spinnaker and racing classes and focuses on windward, leeward courses that are generally favored by the more serious racers. The one day event provides racing off the south coast of Sint Maarten and the opportunity for international crews who are visiting from the wintry north to adapt themselves and their vessels to the Caribbean climate and conditions.

The event is in its fourth year and has proven to be a highly regarded part of the formula of the overall regatta event. The Gill Commodores Cup is scored separately from the main event but the parties and administration are integrated into the overall St. Maarten Heineken Regatta.

Gill will offer on site through Budget Marine a Commodores Cup clothing collection. For more information on Gill and the commodores Cup Collection visit the North American web site at www.gillna.com. For the Notice of race and Sailing Instructions visit www.heinekenregatta.com or contact the regatta at regatta2@heinekenregatta.com.

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