BUDGET MARINE TO SUPPORT OPTIMIST WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPTuesday 28th May 2019
Louisa Norris, General manager Budget Marine Antigua and Shanoy Malone, member of Antigua and Barbuda’s Optimist World Championship Team.
The Optimist World Championship is the world’s largest youth sailing competition and will be held from the 6th-16Th of July in Antigua and Barbuda. ‘This year is special as Antigua and Barbuda are ready to set a new world record for the number of countries registered in a single class regatta as we host 266 sailors from 64 countries.’, says Paola Vittoria, Head of the 2019 Optimist World Championship Organizing Committee. ‘Setting up such a big event is not an easy job and we are delighted to announce that Budget Marine has joined the event as the latest supporter of the Optimist World Championship.’
Budget Marine, known as the Caribbean’s leading chandlery, has three locations in Antigua and is heavily involved in the entire sailing community. ‘Budget Marine is proud to support the event as co-sponsor of the Awards & Prize giving Ceremony.’ Louisa Norris, General Manager Budget Marine Antigua commented. ‘We are very excited to be involved with Antigua and Barbuda’s record breaking Optimist World Championship and are keen to motivate young sailors to be part of both the fun events and the serious maritime business.’
‘As well as being a co-sponsor of the event, Budget Marine is helping us achieve our Clean Regatta goal by providing our Green Volunteers with dedicated shirts and is also providing neck buffs to all participants and team members to make sure they have a souvenir from the event which will be one to remember!’, Vittoria added. ‘We are extremely proud that Antigua and Barbuda are breaking a world record for the number of countries competing and can’t wait to welcome all 64 countries to our island.’ Follow all the happenings of the Optimist World Championships on our website http://2019worlds.optiworld.org or come out and watch the record breaking event!
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