Emma Richards has been signed as an Ambassador for the HSBC Education Trust for the next three years
Emma Richards has been signed as an Ambassador for the HSBC Education Trust for the next three years.
The partnership has been agreed following Richards’ successful involvement with HSBC earlier this year during her Around Alone campaign when she made sailing history by becoming the youngest competitor and first British woman to ever complete the world’s longest solo yacht race.
Richards’ involvement with the HSBC Education Trust will work in tandem with her on-going title sponsorship with Pindar who have supported her for the past four years. They have also recently acquired the Open 60 Hexagon, which will be renamed Pindar on Friday 26 September in a ceremony in Scarborough, Yorkshire, where the company’s headquarters have been based for over 160 years.
Emma will use the new Pindar in a series of high-profile ocean races over the next three years, starting with the Transat Jacques Vabre in November. Commenting on the agreement, Richards said: “It is great news for sailing that a company of HSBC’s stature is using the sport as a platform for such a worthwhile programme. During Around Alone the HSBC Education Trust opened up a line of communication with children around the world and it was an incredibly rewarding experience to be involved with. I am thrilled that they have decided to renew our relationship by coming onboard for our new campaign and we will have more opportunities to continue to introduce sailing to thousands of children all over the world.”