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Landfall Announces Exclusive N.A. Distribution of Bluemagic Optimists


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Landfall Announces Exclusive N.A. Distribution of Bluemagic Optimists
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Stamford, CT – March 3, 2008

Landfall, the nation’s leading marine offshore outfitter and safety expert, announced today an agreement with the Sport-Sails Center to become the exclusive distributor of Bluemagic Optimists for North America. With more than 300,000 sailors in 110 countries, the Optimist is the fastest growing dinghy class in the world. Bluemagic Optimists are one of the hottest designs having won medals in 4 of the last 5 European Championships and the 2006 World Championships.

Bluemagic Optimists are manufactured in Poland by the Sports-Sails Center using the latest technology and materials for maximum speed, performance and durability. With superb construction including the use of Chomarat woven cloth, Bluemagic Optimists offer optimal weight distribution and the stiffest hull of any Optimist. As the exclusive North American distributor of Bluemagic Optimists, Landfall will stock a complete line of hulls, sails, spars and foils as well as all related hardware, safety equipment and accessories beginning April 15, 2008.

“Bluemagic Optimists have long been recognized around the world for their speed and durability and Landfall is proud to be the exclusive distributor for North America,” said Captain Henry Marx, President of Landfall. “Over the last 25 years, Landfall has established a reputation as the leading provider of navigation and safety equipment for big boat sailors. In response to continued customer demand, we have expanded our products and services in recent years to cover dinghy sailors as well.”

Dinghylocker.com, a dedicated site within Landfallnav.com offers the best equipment and the latest technology for competitive dinghy sailors. In addition to Bluemagic Optimists, hardware and accessories, Dinghylocker.com will also provide a complete line of replacement parts for Lasers, Pixels and 420s. Furthermore, Dinghylocker.com’s Mobile Support Center will be onsite at JSA regattas this summer offering replacement parts, accessories as well as expert advice and insight.

In 2008, Landfall is expanding its focus on junior sailing throughout New England and around the country. Additionally, Landfall is proud to support transition programs such as the Beachpoint and Dorade Trophy races which offer junior sailors the opportunity to practice their skills as junior navigators on big boats.

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About Landfall Landfall, formerly Landfall Navigation, is the nation’s leading specialist in offshore outfitting, navigation and marine safety. The company’s retail store, website and catalog offer a broad selection of products from leading suppliers including Harken, Ronstan, Gill, Opti-max, FSE Robline, Henry Lloyd, Extrasport, Holt Allen, Hawk, JCD Custom Composites, Mustang and Zhik. Through the Marine Training Center (), Landfall offers a comprehensive curriculum of classroom courses for recreational and professional mariners on topics of boating and seamanship. For more information or to start shopping visit Landfallnav.com, Dinghylocker.com or call 1-800- 941-2219.