UCD blown away in sponsorship deal.

October 11

UCD Team Ireland’s efforts to retain the Student Yachting World Cup were given a boost thanks to a new sponsorship deal with leading independent energy provider Energia.

UCD blown away in sponsorship deal.

Energia are lending their support to the team of 6 UCD students who are representing Ireland at next week’s Student Yachting World Cup. The competition runs from Monday 12th – Friday 19th October in Pornic on France’s west coast. The regatta will see over 150 competitors, representing 15 countries from all around the world compete for the biggest prize in the world of university yachting.

UCD-Team Ireland won the 2012 edition of the regatta held in La Rochelle last October and pre-selected to take part to defend their title. Since early summer the team has been training on Dublin bay in a J80 sailing boat identical to the boats being used for this year’s championships. The team is also working closely with UCD Sport with logistics and preparation both on and off the water, as well as the Irish Universities Sailing Association.

Michael Ringland, Marketing Manager, Energia said, “Energia is delighted to be powering the efforts of UCD Team Ireland to retain the Student Yachting World Cup. As a leading provider of renewable energy on the island of Ireland, we know all about harnessing the power of wind.”

“Energia Renewables is among Ireland's leading providers of sustainable green energy, providing 25% of Ireland’s wind power. It currently has 290MW of projects in development and has invested over €200m in windfarms since 2008.”

The Student Yachting World Cup is an event organized every year in France by students for students. Created in 1979, each country is represented by only one team, who represents its university or school too.

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