Velocitek is the 2008 Contender Worlds sponsor

The compact Velocitek SC-1 suits dinghies and small boats

The North American Contender Association is pleased to announce that Velocitek, the preeminent maker of performance racing tools for sailors of all classes, is the 2008 Contender World Championships naming sponsor.

The highly recognizable Velocitek SC-1 is an easy-to-use speedometer/GPS compass, which is helping sailors around the world to push their performance to another level. Compatible with various tracking software programs, the SC-1s help sailors to maximize speed performance during practices, and deconstruct their performance after races.

The Contender is one of the fastest single-handed dinghies on the market, with large and highly competitive fleets around the world, so it was a natural fit for Velocitek to become the naming sponsor of the 2008 Contender World Championships. The 2008 Worlds will be held in Kingston, Ontario, from August 16 to 23, 2008, at the same time as the renowned Canadian Olympic Training Regatta, Kingston (CORK). CORK will welcome hundreds of international sailors in dozens of classes, ranging from dinghies to keelboats, in addition to the 40+ competitors expected at the Contender Worlds – including the 2007 World Champion Marcus Hamilton (AUS), up and comer Cristoph Homeier (GER), and veteran star (and builder) Joachim Schappi (GER).

The NACA and the International Contender Association are proud to have the 2008 Worlds associated with one of the most well-known racing tools in the sailing world, and are grateful for the support that Velocitek is showing for the Worlds and for the sport of sailing.

See you at the Worlds in August!

For more information about the Worlds, see http://contenderworlds2008.blogspot.com.

For more information about Velocitek, see http://www.velocitek.com.