Trinity Yachts has resecured its reputation as the official megayacht builder of the Olympics.
Well, sort of. You may recall that John Dane, president and CEO of Trinity Yachts, represented the United States in the 2008 Olympic Games, as a member of the sailing team. It was a lifelong dream come true for the experienced Star class sailor. Among other things, he’s also on the board of directors for both the Olympic Sailing Association of New Orleans and U.S. Sailing, the latter of which promotes yacht racing particularly around the country. Now, Trinity Yachts has become a Silver Sponsor for the U.S. Sailing Team AlphaGraphics for the 2012 Olympic Games.
Team AlphaGraphics is comprised of the top boats and therefore top atheletes in each of the 10 Olympic and three Paralympic class. The sailors are training together in preparation for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, to be held in England.
As a sponsor, Trinity Yachts is providing monetary support as well as a 43-foot RIB that will be used at the Olympic venue. The builder joins other top firms such as Rolex Watch USA, Sperry Top-Sider, Harken, and New England Ropes in sponsoring the U.S. Sailing Team AlphaGraphics.
In a statement, Dan Cooney, the team’s commercial director, says, “Trinity Yachts has built a legendary reputation that has withstood Hurricane Katrina’s destruction and the 2008 financial collapse. We love the association with this world-class company that is winning against the world’s best by being smart and resilient. That’s a recipe for success that works for us, and we are grateful for their increased support and commitment to our athletes.”
To get the latest updates about U.S. Sailing Team AlphaGraphics, including videos and photos of team members, visit its official Facebook page.
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