The 2016 Committee of the Australian International Optimist Dinghy Association (AIODA) are pleased to announce that a new 3 year Principal Partner sponsorship agreement has been secured with Gill, a recognised brand amongst Optimist class sailors and a market leader in sailing merchandise.
AIODA announce this partnership with Gill for the 2017-2020 National Championships - the sponsorship agreement also offering naming rights of the event. The 2017 Nationals at Largs Bay Sailing Club in South Australia being the first event to be named as :
“ The 2017 Gill Australian & Open Optimist Championships“
The support and sponsorship of a sailing merchandise market leader like Gill - sends a powerful message about the growing appeal of sailing amongst Australia’s youth.
AIODA and Gill feel it is extremely important to support young sailors from the early stages of their sailing careers.
Gill’s technical clothing offers comfort in the extreme range of weather conditions that young sailors are exposed to in Australia, their range continually developing merchandise to suit this genre.
AIODA & Gill look forward to aligning on various business strategies that will result in further development of the Optimist class.