JPK Pacific Directors Paul Glynn (left) and Mattijs Willenborg (right) celebrate the new partnership with CYCA Commodore Paul Billingham.

JPK Pacific backs CYCA two-handed sailing movement

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia is excited to announce JPK Pacific have partnered with the Club, signing as naming-rights partners for the 2019/2020 JPK Pacific Two-Handed Pointscore Series.

The partnership between the Club and the Australian arm of the French boat manufacturer further consolidates the CYCA’s commitment to two-handed racing, following the announcement of a four-race series, starting this weekend.

“We’re elated and thankful to have JPK Pacific join the CYCA family,” CYCA Commodore Paul Billingham says.

“We believe two-handed sailing represents the future for some sailors and an exciting avenue we’re very keen to explore as a Club. We think the two-handed division is going to add a few more boats to the Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet for 2020 and beyond too!

“We can’t wait for the series and we look forward to this being a long and fruitful journey, with both JPK Pacific and the two-handed sailing movement ahead of its inclusion in 2024 Paris Olympics.”

JPK Pacific Directors Paul Glynn and Mattijs Willenborg, awarded the exclusive license to produce and market the best-selling and successful JPK 10.80 and JPK 11.80, saw a great fit with the CYCA.

“The pathway to the exclusive agreement with Jean Pierre Kelbert took a few years to finalise, as his two-year waiting list on a JPKs in Europe and his passion for short-handed racing takes up his time,” Glynn says.

“As in Europe and the UK, offering JPK yachts to anyone who sails and wants a podium experience provides a broad market landscape and very happy and converted owners.

“We see some great crossover with the CYCA Membership and competitors and look forward to the 2019/2020 JPK Pacific Two-Handed Pointscore Series.”

The first of four races in the JPK Pacific Two-Handed Pointscore Series starts this weekend. For more information on the JPK Pacific Two-Handed Pointscore Series, including series entry information click here.

JPK Pacific has a production schedule with the first JPKs to arrive in Australia in May, 2020. For more information on JPK Pacific visit https://www.jpkpacific.com/

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