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Omega To Team Up With Blake And The America's Cup

Omega To Team Up With Sir Peter Blake And The America's Cup 2000

Prestigious Swiss watch brand OMEGA, has announced it has signed agreements to become the Official Timekeeper for the America's Cup 2000 and also for the Cup Defender, Team New Zealand.

OMEGA ambassador Sir Peter Blake, heads the Team New Zealand syndicate and is Chief Executive of the yachting regatta organiser, America's Cup 2000 Ltd. The 30th edition of the most sought after sailing trophy in the world will take place early next year in Auckland, New Zealand.

The defender is Team New Zealand with its team syndicate leader Sir Peter Blake, who was responsible for taking the America's Cup 'down under' in 1995. A stunning fleet of challengers will be competing for the silver cup which is the oldest trophy in sports history.

"OMEGA is proud to support Sir Peter Blake and Team New Zealand in this yachting event where timing and precision are required - the same qualitiesassured by every one of our watches," said OMEGA Australasian Managing Director, Mr Graham Davies.

"Since 1991, OMEGA has been steadfastly committed to the noble sport of sailing - where precision, dynamism and endurance count above all. In 1995, OMEGA was sponsor and official supplier of Seamaster watches to Team New Zealand, brilliant winner of the 1995 America's Cup. The Kiwi victory was confirmation of OMEGA's commitment to sailing, making it possible to becoming Official Timekeeper of the forthcoming America's Cup in New Zealand," Mr Davies said.

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