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Icom announces Sponsorship with Royal Cork Yacht Club

Icom announces Sponsorship with Royal Cork Yacht Club

Radio communication company Icom (UK) Ltd are pleased to announce a major sponsorship agreement with Royal Cork Yacht Club, the oldest yacht club in the world and its world famous biennial regatta, Cork Week. In a move that further enhances the Icom brand name, Icom have now become the Official radio communication supplier for the club and the event which has the reputation of being one of the friendliest and most sociable regatta’s in the World.

Icom will be supplying the Yacht Club with radio equipment including three IC-M401 compact fixed VHF radios and forty-two of its flagship handheld VHF radio, the IC-M1EuroV, which is used by government bodies around the world. These radios will be in daily use throughout the event. The club's fleet of RIB's will be given the important task of controlling all yacht movements. Onshore forty IC-F3GS commercial radios will be used to assist staff in organising the expected thousands of people who attend the event. In addition, Icom will be supplying a wide range of accessories.

The Royal Cork Yacht Club itself is the oldest yacht club in the world having been founded in 1720. It has also grown to be one of the World’s leading Yacht Clubs and is the organiser of the biennial Cork Week which is widely regarded as Europe’s premier sailing event. The club will host a series of races involving up to 600 yachts from 12 countries with up to 5000 competitors. Cork Week 2004 will be held between 10th & 16th July 2004. Competing yachts are expected from Ireland, England, Wales Scotland, France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, USA, Hong Kong, Spain and Australia. Attendances through the gates are often in excess of 12,000 people per day.

Cork Week is also famous for being a very social event, which is attended by tens of thousands of people watching both from the shore and from hundreds of yachts that gather around the harbour.

Peter Crowley, Admiral of the Royal Cork Yacht Club said, ’We are delighted that Icom are sponsoring our radio communications and we are looking forward to working with Icom throughout Cork Week 2004 and the rest of the year. We have experience of the Icom products and have always found them extremely reliable and in every way suitable for what we need.’

Jon Brooks, Marine Dealer Manager of Icom (UK) Ltd said, ‘I am pleased that Icom's strong brand name is being associated with such a prestigious club and event. I look forward to this year's event and I am certain that our equipment will contribute to the success of one of the world's premier sporting events.

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