Sunsail Announces Sponsorship of Helena Lucas MBE

May 20, 2016 

Sunsail is delighted to announce the sponsorship of leading Paralympic sailor Helena Lucas MBE providing her with valuable support as she prepares for the defence of her London 2012 gold medal in Rio 2016 this summer.

Named as the first member of the Great Britain team for Rio in April last year, Helena Lucas made history claiming 2.4mR Paralympic gold at London 2012, becoming the first ever female winner of the male dominated Paralympic class and Britain’s first ever Paralympic sailing gold medallist.

Having sailed 470s since 1997 she moved into the Paralympic 2.4mR in 2003 before making her Paralympic Games debut at Beijing 2008, finishing seventh. Outside of her Rio campaign she is looking forward sailing in other classes and expanding her sailing experiences and career. Helena Lucas commented: “I am delighted to have Sunsail's support for the last few months of Preparation for the Paralympic Games in Rio and really looking forward to some fantastic Sunsail sailing holidays after the Games.”

General manager Sunsail Scott Farquharson commented: “We met Helena at a Little Britain Challenge Cup charity cheque presentation and were bowled over by her passion for sailing. Sunsail is delighted to be able to support Helena in her Rio 2016 campaign and quest for a second Paralympic gold medal with this sponsorship.”

For 40 years Sunsail has led the way in sailing adventures. From the first pioneering flotillas in Greece to today’s choice of the best and lesser known yachting destinations, Sunsail is the word when it comes to sailing holidays. On a mission to pass on the passion, even complete beginners can now enjoy the world’s best cruising grounds by hiring a skipper from any Sunsail base. Sunsail offers Independent yacht charters, flotillas, sailing schools, events and yacht ownership. Sunsail operates in 25 diverse destinations throughout 19 different countries and Caribbean islands.

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