BMW's commitment to competitive sailing at a glance
Competitions, amateur regattas and partnerships around the world
(lifePR) (München, )BMW New Zealand is partner of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, one of the most internationally recognised and respected yacht clubs in the world. The oldest yacht club in New Zealand won the 1995 America's Cup in San Diego and successfully defended the prestigious title in its home city of Auckland in 2000. The new partnership will see the organisations collaborate across various events and activities, including the BMW Auckland Regatta and the BMW Sailing Cup.
BMW Italy is partner and sponsor of the Federazione Italiana Vela (Italian Sailing Federation) and the Italian ladies match race team for the 2012 Olympic Games. Furthermore, BMW Italia is also partner of the Yacht Club Italiano in Genoa, one of the oldest and most renowned yacht clubs on the Mediterranean, which organises many important regattas, including the traditional Giraglia Rolex Cup and the Pirelli Cup.
BMW Austria is cooperation partner of the Österreichischen Segelverbands (Austrian Sailing Federation). The goal of the partnership to support Austria's most successful yachtsmen and women, with the 2012 Olympic Games in London in mind, and to form a bridge between professional sport and popular sport.
BMW Romania is partner of the Yacht Club Romania. Together, the partners are committed to offering top-quality competitive sailing on the Black Sea in the form of the Romanian Offshore Yachting BMW Championship. The regatta series comprises the BMW Black Sea International Regatta in Romania and Bulgaria, the Nautic Life Beneteau Regatta, the Callatis Regatta and the finale, the BMW Romania Regatta.