If you’re near the water in Auckland this week and are seeing red, it’s probably because Harken has taken over the Waitemata Harbour.
This week celebrates the start of three top tier national and world youth sailing events in Auckland. Partnering with the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, home of the America’s Cup, Harken are proud to be the principal sponsor of the Youth International Match Racing Cup, the Youth Match Racing World Championships, and the National Secondary School Keelboat Championship.
Robbie Young, Harken NZ Managing Director commented “at the front is not just a saying synonymous with Harken’s high performance hardware, but it resonates across all parts of the business, including our global sponsorship goals. Harken is well known for supporting both grass roots learn to sail and youth high performance sailing globally and we have a proud history with both youth match racing and secondary schools’ events in New Zealand. By supporting these regattas, we hope to help today’s youth sailors, the future of yachting in New Zealand, be at the front of their game.”
The Harken Youth International Match Racing Cup and the Harken Youth Match Racing World Championships are premier events in the world attracting the best youth match racing teams from all over the globe as well as the best New Zealand talent. Keep up to date with all the latest news and results from on the water, click here.
Photo credit: Andrew Delves, RNZYS
About Harken NZ
Harken NZ is a wholly owned subsidiary of Harken Inc. a global leader in sailboat hardware and accessories. Harken Inc. is the creation of founders Peter and Olaf Harken and started in 1968 with the invention of the plastic recirculating ball bearing sailing blocks and building Olympic Class sailboats.
Harken’s network includes distribution in 48 countries, with group offices in Australia, France, Italy, Poland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, United States as well as New Zealand. The company has factories in Pewaukee, WI, USA and Limido Comasco, Italy.
Harken NZ owns and operates Fosters Ship Chandlery -Auckland’s most established chandlery that has been operating since 1907.
For more information, please contact:
Marketing and Communications, Harken