･The Dutch Dragon Class Association is proud to announce a high value partnership with YANMAR Co. Ltd.
･Yanmar will be the principal sponsor of the Dragon Gold Cup 2019, to be held in Medemblik, 9-14 June 2019.
The Dutch Dragon Class Association has entered into cooperation with Yanmar, the Japan based industrial equipment manufacturer, for the company to be the principal partner during the Dragon Gold Cup Event 2019.
It will be the 75th edition of this historic annual yachting event. The Dragon Gold Cup, initiated by the Clyde Yacht Clubs’ Association in 1937, has as deed of gift: “bringing together as many competitors of different nationalities as possible for (Dragon) yacht racing in a friendly spirit.”
Ms Hiromi Kubota, Divisional Manager of the Brand Communication Division of Yanmar underlines this cooperation, in saying: “We are pleased to support the Dragon Gold Cup event 2019 to share Yanmar’s love of sailing, and look forward to working closely with the Dutch Dragon Class Association to contribute to a society that offers an exciting life filled with rich and fulfilling experiences, in line with our brand statement “A Sustainable Future”. In addition, Holland is a strategic location for Yanmar, as the home of Yanmar Marine International and Yanmar Europe.”
Mr Klaas Ruigewaard, President of the Dutch Dragon Class Association, is proud to say: “We are looking forward to organise this event for some 360 Dragon sailors which will be made possible by the support we will receive from Yanmar and from several smaller supporting companies and Dragon friends. We are also very grateful that over 50 volunteers with a yachting background will spend more than a week of their free time to support the International Dragon Class in Medemblik.”
During the event, the Yanmar’s sailing team, which consists of former America’s Cup sailor Peter Gilmour, together with Yasuhiro Yaji and Sam Gilmour, will compete for the cup in their Dragon. In addition, the company will showcase their products and services for the marine environment.
With beginnings in Osaka, Japan in 1912, Yanmar was the first ever to succeed in making a compact diesel engine of a practical size in 1933. Moving on, with industrial diesel engines as the cornerstone of the enterprise, Yanmar has continued to expand its product range, services, and expertise to deliver total solutions as an industrial equipment manufacturer. As a provider of small and large engines, agricultural machinery and facilities, construction equipment, energy systems, marine, machine tools, and components — Yanmar’s global business operations span seven domains.
On land, at sea, and in the city, Yanmar’s Mission of “providing sustainable solutions focused on the challenges customers face, in food production and harnessing power, thereby enriching people’s lives for all our tomorrows,” stands testament to Yanmar’s determination to provide us with “A Sustainable Future”.
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