“We are honored that Rolex is our longest standing partner, supporting US Sailing for over 30 years,” said US Sailing Executive Director Jack Gierhart.
Rolex first presented their timepieces to the America’s Cup Winners in 1958, and now presents timepieces and title sponsorship at the annual US Sailing’s Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards which went to Ben Ainslie and Lijia Xu this year.
Rolex announced the company will also start sponsoring US Sailing’s Afterguard and Medalist programs. The Afterguard program, the highest-level donor program, strives for leadership, integrity and advancement in the sport and the Medalist program directly supports the Olympic Sailing Program.
“Our friends at Rolex have been, and continue to be, instrumental in the development of sailing in the U.S.” Gierhart said.
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