ISAF Announces Gazprom As An Official Partner
The International Sailing
Federation (ISAF) is pleased to announce that it has signed a Partnership
Agreement with the global energy company Gazprom EP International B.V.
In a five year deal, Gazprom becomes an ISAF Official Partner with worldwide
exclusivity in the energy sector.
Gazprom is a long term supporter of sailing, sponsoring the Gazprom Swan 60
class, supporting youth projects in Russia, and this development with ISAF
represents a new chapter for Gazprom’s support of sailing.
“This is a very important
partnership for ISAF, it will give us the opportunity to do something great
for our sport,” commented ISAF President Carlo Croce.
“With the help of Gazprom
International we are aiming to reach new heights with sailing, helping young
people engage with the sport through to the ISAF Sailing World Cup. Developing
emerging sailing nations and getting new people into our sport is very
important to both organizations and we now have a great opportunity to change
Gazprom International’s Managing Director Valery Gulev underlined that Russia
sees a noticeable growth of interest in sailing. “We hope this agreement will allow athletes to better
fulfil their potential on a competitive international level”,
commented Valery Gulev.
The ceremony of signing the partnership agreement took place at the ISAF
headquarters in Southampton, Great Britain.
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