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INNER-CITY YOUTH SAILORS EXPERIENCE “PINDAR-ALPHAGRAPHICS” ROUND-THE-WORLD OCEAN RACING YACHT IN PROVIDENCE


COMMUNITY BOATING CENTER HOSTS OCEAN RACING YACHT

Community Boating Center (CBC) will host hands-on, experiential learning activities for its youth sailors and free public youth tours of the 60 ft. ocean racing yacht “Pindar-AlphaGraphics” on Tuesday, June 13th from 3-4:30 pm, at India Point Park in Providence

“Pindar-AlphaGraphics” is a state-of-the-art Volvo 60 class racing yacht originally built as the NewsCorp entry in the 2001/2 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. Pindar’s dedicated philanthropic visit to Community Boating Center will also include a special opportunity for select CBC inner-city youth sailors to enjoy the return sail to Newport in preparation for the yacht’s participation in the 2006 Newport to Bermuda race.

John O’Flaherty, Executive Director of CBC commented, “Community Boating is honored to host this impressive racing yacht. We greatly appreciate the generosity and expertise of team Pindar-AlphaGraphics and local AlphaGraphics franchisees, Jerry and Michelle Ryan in helping provide engaging after-school programming to Providence inner-city youth.”

Pindar Group, founded in Scarborough, UK with offices across the USA, includes Pindar Graphics premier catalogue management and print production, Pindar Set Yellow Book directories, and the AlphaGraphics franchise and visual communications specialists.

Providence has been the home of one of the most successful AlphaGraphics Business Centers for the past 18 years. They have earned the top production award, Gold Circle membership, for the past 12 consecutive years and employ the top salesperson and top manager in the country.

Pindar has been a long-term sponsor of sport ranging from grass roots initiatives to global sponsorship campaigns. Previous sailing campaigns include record-breaking yachtswoman, Emma Richards who became the first British woman and youngest ever competitor to complete the solo round the world race, “Around Alone” when she sailed into Boston in 2003. Pindar also sponsored one of the twelve yachts in the 2004/5 Global Challenge where company ambassador, Loz Marriott, who will skipper the crew in the Newport-Bermuda Race, led a team of amateur sailors around the world against the prevailing winds, tides and currents.

Chairman of the Pindar Group, Andrew Pindar commented “We’re thrilled to bring the yacht to Providence to support this worthy initiative. As a company, Pindar is committed to introducing sailing to as many people as possible and we are delighted that members of the local community are able to join us on board as we prepare for the Newport-Bermuda race.”

Community Boating Center (CBC) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 recreational organization offering all members of the community an opportunity to sail. Located in India Point Park, CBC provides outreach, sailing lessons and affordable access to the Providence waterfront. Gifts of cash or property to CBC may be treated as charitable donations for Federal Tax purposes.

Media/ Editor Notes: Special pre-event, onboard viewing, and Newport sailing trip photo and filming opportunities available. Contact John O’Flaherty 401-454-7245 for details.

For all other press inquiries regarding Pindar, including interview requests and images, please contact:
Jo Gawith - Pitch PR
Tel: +44 (0)20 7494 1616
Mob: +44 (0)7968 723054
e-mail: jo@pitchpr.co.uk

About the Pindar Group
Pindar is a leading catalogue management, production and print company who employ 1,500 people in three continents worldwide. The family-owned company was founded in 1836 in Scarborough, UK, where its head office remains today. Pindar has an enviable track record in sports sponsorship and successfully supports a number of initiatives that focus on helping individuals realize their sporting potential. Ambassadors include record-breaking round-the-world yachtswoman, Emma Richards MBE, four times World Marathon Canoeing Champion, Anna Hemmings and Olympic sailing prodigy, Hannah Mills.

For more information on Pindar-AlphaGraphics, please visit: www.pindar.com

For additional CBC information contact:

John O'Flaherty
Executive Director
Community Boating Center
info@communityboating.com
tel: 401.454.SAIL (7245)

 

Pindar images courtesy of Richard Langdon, Ocean Images