Bell Lawrie Scottish Series welcomes new sponsor aboard for next year's event

Clyde Cruising Club, organisers of Scotland’s biggest yacht racing event, the Bell Lawrie Scottish Series, has received a massive boost with confirmation of major sponsors that will enhance investment managers Bell Lawrie’s title sponsorship to guarantee a bigger and better event.

Outdoor specialists Tiso have confirmed that they will come aboard as Results Sponsors at the Bell Lawrie Scottish Series in 2006. As a direct response from the demand of their customers for sailing clothing and equipment, they have created dedicated sailing departments in several of their stores, which they are committed to developing over the coming years.

Commenting on the sponsorship, Chris Tiso, Chief Executive, said: “Being involved in the Bell Lawrie Scottish Series is an exciting move forward for us, as we believe the time is right to reach a discerning and targeted sailing audience. The professional organisation of this event, combined with the fantastic attendance from all over the country, makes the association a natural one for Tiso. We also hope to have a Tiso crew participating over the weekend!”

The Clyde Cruising Club is also pleased to welcome back the three longstanding course sponsors: Talisker, Graham Technology and Tunnocks.

Graham Technology has supported the Bell Lawrie Scottish Series since 1998. The firm’s founder and CEO, Iain Graham, is himself a keen yachtsman, and has been competing in recent BLSS events in his new X-43, “Seanachaidh”.
Talisker single malt, the only malt whisky produced on the Island of Skye, is also once again supporting the Bell Lawrie Scottish Series, Scotland’s premier yacht racing event and now a major fixture in the UK yachting calendar. In addition to sponsoring a race course, Talisker host a popular ‘dramming’ session during the Scottish Series weekend, enabling crews to taste the smooth island malt after a hard day’s racing in Loch Fyne.
Tunnocks has a long association with the Scottish Series, with Boyd Tunnock having raced in almost every Series, since the 1970s. This year was no exception with Boyd taking the helm of his Moody 38, Lemarac (caramel spelt backwards) As well as being a course sponsor, Tunnocks provide some of their delicious products for the crews throughout the weekend.

Volvo is the official car supplier to next year’s Series and is also in negotiations with the Clyde Cruising Club to extend their sponsorship. Other sponsors supporting next year’s Scottish Series, which runs from 26-29 May 2006 include B&G, Ocean World, McEwans and Argyll and Islands Enterprise and Argyll and Bute Council.