Tommy Bahama to Sail Around The Island with the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club
Thursday, 25 October 2012
The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club today announced that Tommy Bahama, the popular United States lifestyle brand, will be the Title Sponsor of the 2012 Around The Island Race.
Tommy Bahama, an island-inspired lifestyle brand that defines relaxed, sophisticated style in men’s and women’s sportswear, swimwear, accessories and footwear, is pleased to sponsor the 2012 Around the Island Race, which is the largest and most inclusive sailing and paddling event in Hong Kong.
“Being the Title Sponsor of the 2012 Around the Island Race is an ideal way to introduce the Tommy Bahama relaxed, island style to the Hong Kong market. We are proud to partner with The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club to showcase such an exciting and competitive race,” said Raymond De Malherbe, Senior Managing Director of Tommy Bahama International.
This annual event starts in front of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s Kellett Island in the heart of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour, and sends the most wide-ranging fleet of boats, from 70 foot yachts to one-person dinghies, together with outrigger canoes and ocean rowing boats from the Club’s Middle Island base, starboard, on a 26nm circumnavigation.
“The Around The Island Race offers the biggest race fleet and the best of sailing in a fun but competitive atmosphere,” said Mark Bovaird, General Manager of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. “The Tommy Bahama brand embodies this lifestyle and is the perfect partner for this mid-season event. Given their previous involvement in the Trans-Pacific Yacht Race, we hope that this partnership will be the perfect platform to launch Tommy Bahama in Hong Kong and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial association with this company.”
The Tommy Bahama Around The Island Race 2012 will take place on 11 November. This year, around 1,400 sailors in over 240 sailing boats are expected to compete in 21 Classes and Divisions.
Tommy Bahama is launching an extensive expansion into Asia-Pacific this year, opening flagship stores on Johnston Road in Hong Kong, at the Venetian in Macau, and in Singapore and Japan.
About Tommy Bahama
Tommy Bahama is part of Tommy Bahama Group, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Oxford Industries, Inc. (NYSE:OXM). Established in August 1992, with corporate headquarters in Seattle, Tommy Bahama is an island-inspired lifestyle brand that defines relaxed, sophisticated style in men’s and women’s sportswear, swimwear, accessories, footwear and a complete home furnishings collection. The company owns and operates over 100 Tommy Bahama stores worldwide, with 13 of those locations offering a Tommy Bahama restaurant & bar. Tommy Bahama products are also available at the country’s finest retailers, including Nordstrom and other specialty retailers and TommyBahama.com ships to over 100 countries. Additional stores will be opening this year.
About Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC) is one of the oldest sports clubs in Hong Kong and is proud of its rich, colourful history, which stretches back over 160 years of social and competitive sailing and rowing. RHKYC organises a full calendar of local and international racing for both keel boats and dinghies, ranging from round-the-cans to Category 1 offshore races. The Club also provides sailing courses for members and non-members at various levels to nurture the development of sailing. For more information on the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club please visit www.rhkyc.org.hk.
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Last Updated ( Thursday, 25 October 2012 )