LaserPerformance Awards Full Line Gold Dealership to Dinghy Locker
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LaserPerformance Awards Full Line Gold Dealership to Dinghy Locker @ Landfall Partnership Will Help Promote Small Boat Sailing Throughout Region
Stamford, CT – April 7, 2009
Dinghy Locker @ Landfall announced today an agreement with LaserPerformance to become a Full Line Gold Dealer for the southwestern Connecticut and southern New York region from Darien to New York City. As of April 15, Dinghy Locker will stock all LaserPerformance boats and product categories including C420, Sunfish, Laser and V-15 as well as Seitech dollies and racks and Storm boat covers and blade bags. As a Gold Dealer, Dinghy Locker will work closely with LaserPerformance to promote their brands and drive interest in small boat sailing among the Long Island Sound and Hudson River sailing communities.
“Landfall has been offering the best products, service and insight for more than 25 years and we are excited to be partnering with the leading manufacturer of racing and recreational dinghies,” commented Captain Henry Marx, president and founder of Landfall. “LaserPerformance has a long, proven record in small racing boats, manufacturing three of the nine Olympic classes as well as Sailing World’s Boat of the Year – the Laser SB3.”
As an official sponsor of US Sailing, LaserPerformance boats will be standard equipment at many of the US Sailing Championships this year including the US Youth Championship, the US Junior Women's Doublehanded Championship, the US Junior Women's Singlehanded Championship, the US Singlehanded Sailing Championship, the US Junior Singlehanded and Doublehanded Championship, and the US Team Racing Championship.
In addition to carrying LaserPerformance’s racing brands, Dinghy Locker will also stock the full recreational line including Bahia, Bug (Sail’s 2009 Best Boat Under 25’ and Sailing World’s Dinghy of the Year for 2009), Pico, Sunfish, Vago (Sailing World’s Dinghy of the Year for 2008) and Zuma. As a Full Line Gold Dealer, they will also carry a complete selection of gear and accessories such as spars, sails, covers, trailers, dollies and the necessary hardware.
“It is very important that our partners have the expertise and exceptional customer service necessary to build the LaserPerformance brand and the dedicated, knowledgeable staff at Landfall has a long, proven record,” commented Michael Zavell, VP of Sales, LaserPerformance. “Furthermore, Dinghy Locker has already established a strong presence in the local community at yacht clubs, community boating centers and with local sailing organizations.”
Working together, LaserPerformance and Dinghy Locker will develop a combination of in-store, online and on-site marketing programs. This year, Dinghy Locker’s Mobile Support Center will be at more than 40 regattas, boat shows and other events. Dinghy Locker will be the premier sponsor of the 2009 Carl VanDuyne Memorial Advanced I420 & C420 Clinic at the Mantoloking Yacht Club, April 8 - 12. Additionally, Landfall continues 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.
About LaserPerformance LaserPerformance (formerly Vanguard Sailboats) has spent 50 years producing the finest racing and recreational one-design sailboats including Laser, Sunfish, 420, and Sailing World’s Boat of the Year – the Laser SB3. Each LaserPerformance boat is designed by sailors who eat, sleep and breathe sailboats. Our designers are experts and ambassadors who are highly experienced and very passionate about sailing. LaserPerformance has the role of official sponsor of the U.S. Youth Championships, the U.S. Junior Women's Doublehanded Championship, the U.S. Junior Women's Singlehanded Championship, the U.S. Singlehanded Sailing Championship, the U.S. Junior Singlehanded and Doublehanded Championships, and the U.S. Team Racing Championship. LaserPerformance products are actively sold and sailed in over 40 countries worldwide.. For more information on LaserPerformance, call 401-683-0960 or visit their web site at .
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, Magic Marine 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.