Olympic Sailors get geared up

US SAILING recently announced that their 2012 Olympians will be sailing in style. They’ve teamed up with Atlantis WeatherGear, who has agreed to create a new line of on- and offshore garb for the 66 Olympic and Paralympic sailors of US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics. These elite athletes will be vying for Olympic medals in Weymouth, UK in 2012.

Both Atlantis WeatherGear and US SAILING are excited for this new partnership that will span four years of sailing. As Atlantis introduces its signature clothing line for the athletes, it will also supply gear for the fledgling youth teams of under 18s and under 23s. Part of the funding generated from the new clothing lines will be redirected to supporting the Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

“Atlantis is the perfect partner for the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics,” said US Olympic Sailing Program Chair Dean Brenner. “As our team approaches the next phase of our evolution, we want them wearing outstanding apparel that matches their performance level, on and off the water.”

The roster for the 2009 US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics will be announced before long, now that the Rolex Miami OCR has wrapped up. One thing’s for certain: the team will be looking fly.

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