Volvo - Official Car of the British Sailing Team
Volvo Car UK and Sailing Volvo has been a driving force behind sailing in the UK since 1999, supporting from the grassroots to the glory elements of the sport. All the UK sailing partnerships support the global Volvo Ocean Race.
Volvo Car UK is proud to be the ‘Official Car Partner’ of the British Sailing Team and a supporter of the Olympic, Paralympic and the Youth Racing Programmes.
All the partnerships are long- term commitments, to ensure Volvo gives each programme or individual it sponsors the time and support to develop and attain the best possible results.
Exclusive savings for RYA members
The Volvo RYA Affinity deal is an exclusive offer only available to RYA members in support of Volvo Car UK’s sponsorship of British sailing. Members can benefit from a straightforward offer: a generous RYA member discount on your choice of new Volvo, helping to make it a highly cost-effective purchase.. T&Cs apply. Find out more
Read how the Volvo cars are utilised across the British Sailing Team and RYA
Supporting British Sailing from the Grassroots
Volvo Gill Optimist Championships The Optimist dinghy has proven an excellent starter boat across the globe and has helped groom some of sailings great names including four times Olympic gold medallist, Ben Ainslie and Olympic silver medallists Luke Patience and Hannah Mills. Volvo sponsors the three key UK Championship events; the Inland, National and End of Seasons where over 300 young sailors enjoy competitive, fun racing.
RS Sailing Associations In 2013 Volvo developed their relationship with RS Sailing Associations, becoming title sponsor to a number of championship events, from the grass-roots youth oriented RS Feva Grand Prix series up through the pathway of the RS adult class National Championships.
Volvo Sailing Academy Also in 2013 Volvo launched the ‘Volvo Sailing Academy’, in a quest to ‘get the country sailing’. The new grassroots incentive was launched to encourage beginners, young and old, into the sport and is a long-term plan for Volvo, with six academy events in planning for 2014. So far over 700 first time sailors have got out on the water through the Academy scheme, at three locations; Hayling Island Sailing Club, Rutland Water Sailing Club and Queen Mary Sailing Club.
To the Glory …
Team Volvo 'Team Volvo' is an inspirational team of individuals who represent the very best of British sailing talent. Their wealth of experience covers everything from Olympic medallists to Round the World Sailors. In 2012 Volvo backed thirteen Olympic and four Paralympic sailors in their campaigns - the biggest group of ‘Team Volvo’ sailors Volvo have supported since their sponsorship of the elite began in 2002. Meet some of the team
Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week Volvo Car UK is the Official Vehicle Partner to Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week. This year Volvo had a presence in Cowes Yacht Haven, where the latest product range was on display and hosted media and corporate guests throughout the week. The Team Volvo sailors also took part in the ‘Volvo Sailing Speed Challenge’ – a charity head to head in the Solent. Watch race highlights
J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race Volvo is the Official Car Partner to the annual race and uses the event to bring together Team Volvo sailors, media and corporate guests to take part and compete around the Isle of Wight. The race regularly attracts over 1,700 boats and around 16,000 sailors, making it one of the largest yacht races in the world. All the UK sponsorship supports the global Volvo Ocean Race, an epic nine-month round the world race that showcases an exceptional test of sailing prowess and human endeavour. The next edition kicks off from Alicante, Spain in October 2014, concludes in Gothenburg, Sweden in June 2015 and takes in six continents during the race. www.volvooceanrace.com
Volvo also supports a number of other sailing events and projects. For a full list of events and more information on Volvo sailing go to www.volvocars.co.uk/sailing