Vineyard Vines to sponsor SailMV's 2007 Vineyard Cup
Vineyard Vines, has partnered with Sail Martha's Vineyard and will be the presenting sponsor of the 2007 Vineyard Cup and Seafaring Festival again this year. Walter Cronkite of Edgartown, who sailed in the inaugural Vineyard Cup competition in 2006, will serve as honorary commodore of the 2007 Vineyard Cup Race.
Sail Martha's Vineyard is a nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating and protecting the Vineyard's seafaring traditions. The 2006 Vineyard Cup and Seafaring Festival was a great success, drawing participants from all over the Cape, Islands and New England. Proceeds from the cup and festival will support and broaden the organization's youth sailing programs, teaching initiatives, adult sailing instruction as well as its cultural and seafaring history-based activities.
The series of weekend events will be held from July 5 to July 8. In addition to the Vineyard Cup Races, activities will include the 16th annual Seafood Buffet and Auction, the East Coast Junior Olympic Windsurfing Championship, the Northeast Gig Racing Championship and a fun oriented low-key junior regatta. Families will also be able to enjoy live entertainment, great food, games, hands-on activities, and boat tours at Sunday's festival.
"We are thrilled to partner with Sail Martha's Vineyard again this year," commented Ian Murray, CEO and co-founder of vineyard vines. "It's a perfect match for us. We have always loved the Vineyard and spending time on the water. To have an opportunity to help enable others to do the same feels great. The people at Sail Martha's Vineyard are wonderful, and we're looking forward to having a lot of fun this summer!"
Vineyard Vines, a company best known for its elegant neckties, was founded in 1998 on Martha's Vineyard by brothers Shep and Ian Murray. The company now offers a variety of accessories and apparel for men, women, and children and its products are sold in more than 600 specialty and department stores worldwide.