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US Sailing announces new sponsorships

US Sailing announced Harken Yacht Equipment and Team McLube, both longtime supporters of the US Sailing team AlphaGraphics, have teamed up to support the team through 2013.

Both Harken and Team McLube will provide direct funding as well as product that will help athletes achieve elite performance on the water as part of their new silver partnership.

"In 1968 two gold medal-winning Americans helped put Harken on the map and ever since then Harken has benefited from a partnership with the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics - from product development to marketing and beyond," said Harken USA CEO Bill Goggins.

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Additionally, New England Ropes renewed its sponsorship as a bronze partner for AlphaGraphics through 2012.

The company will continue to be the team's official cordage supplier and develop customized line packages for team members, as well as providing direct funding.

"New England Ropes knows our sport well. They are at the events, they talk to the sailors and they understand the demands on their products," said Dan Cooney, AlphaGraphics commercial director. "They have a commitment to innovation, design, and testing to make sure that line handling and performance is world class. We are really excited to have them renew their commitment to the team."

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