DMS Sponsor Two British Teams in the 2007 Archipelago Raid
DMS to sponsor International Yachtsman Conrad Humphreys
Conrad Humphreys launches new worldwide environmental project 'Blue'
Friday 22 June 2007 - Professional ocean racing
yachtsmen Conrad Humphreys announced today, a two boat entry in
to the Archipelago Raid as Team BLUE™.
The Archipelago Raid
will start near to Stockholm, Sweden on Monday 30 July 2007. For
five intense days and nights, 30 top class double handed teams
from 11 different countries will navigate the amazing labyrinth
of thousands of islands and rocks along the Scandinavia route,
on Formula 18 catamarans. Along the way they must find almost
30 checkpoints located on beaches, pontoons, boats and lighthouses.
The Team BLUE™ entry in to the Archipelago Raid will consist
of British F18 National Champions, Matt Eeles and Jamie Butterworth
in one boat. The second Team BLUE™ boat will be skippered
by Conrad himself who will be accompanied by Ryan Crawford recent
runner up in the F18 European Championships.
Conrad Humphreys comments: "The Archipelago
Raid will provide Ryan and I with a great opportunity to sail
together under tense conditions. We both have some catamaran experience
– Ryan competing at the top level on the Formula 18 circuit
and me with the Extreme 40 but this event will be quite different!
The Archipelago Raid is set in some of the most pristine surroundings
and this will be a great event to compete in and raise awareness
of the BLUE™ Climate and Oceans Project".
Team BLUE™ will compete in Hobie Tiger Catamarans and will
be sponsored by Disc Manufacturing Services, Corum,
Cat UK and Navico.
Dave Summers, MD of Disc Manufacturing Services said 'This is
an incredibly challenging race where not only the skills of the
sailors will be tested but their ability to stay awake for nearly
5 days and nights with minimal rest'. We were delighted to have
the opportunity to sponsor Team BLUE™ in this event to help
spread the message about caring for the worlds oceans and environment.'
The Team BLUE™ entry in to the Archipelago Raid will be
featured as a sporting adventure of the BLUE™ Climate and
Oceans Project and updates on the progress of both teams can be
found at www.theblueproject.org.
Launched by Conrad as a new environmental initiative, the BLUE™
Project aims to harness people's fascination with adventure and
human endeavour. Through association with 'clean' sports like
sailing, surfing, wake-boarding, kite surfing, swimming, diving
and snowboarding, BLUE™ aims to inspire us to want to take
care of the environment and to think BLUE™ whilst going
about our day to day lives