Seiko Watch Corporation and the 49er Class sign two-year partnership agreement 17/1/07

Seiko Watch Corporation and the International 49er Class Association today signed a two-year partnership agreement.

Over the next two years Seiko will assist the growth and development of the 49er class worldwide through a series of joint initiatives which includes support at the world championship in Portugal and the European championship in Sicily.

Marcus Spillane, CEO of the 49er Class Association said: “We are delighted to welcome Seiko as not only our first ever commercial partner but the first global partner for an Olympic Class. Our class is growing rapidly and the support of Seiko, a strong and prestigious brand, will help us bring our sport to a wider audience. We plan to use the support to broaden the base of the class worldwide and introduce new sailors to this exciting sport.”