Pizza Company onboard for Optimist World Championships

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Thomas Whitcraft (centre left), President of the Optimist World Championship 2017 Thailand, and John Heinecke (centre right), Chief Operating Officer of The Minor Food Group PCL, shake hands during the signing ceremony marking The Pizza Company’s sponsorship of the Optimist World Championship.
Thomas Whitcraft (centre left), President of the Optimist World Championship 2017 Thailand, and John Heinecke (centre right), Chief Operating Officer of The Minor Food Group PCL, shake hands during the signing ceremony marking The Pizza Company’s sponsorship of the Optimist World Championship.

The Pizza Company, one of Asia’s best know food outlets, is the latest high-profile brand to take up co-sponsorship of the upcoming Optimist World Championships 2017, to be held at Royal Varuna Yacht Club (RVYC) in Pattaya from 11-21 July.

The international event is being organized by the Royal Varuna Yacht Club and the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand (YRAT) in conjunction with the International Optimist Dinghy Association (IODA), with support from the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT).  Some 63 IODA member countries including Thailand will send their most talented Optimist sailors to race as national representatives on this world stage.

John Heinecke, Chief Operating Officer of The Minor Food Group PCL, said, “We are pleased to support the Optimist World Championship 2017 as we strongly believe that this event will provide opportunities for our children and young sailors in Thailand to learn and gain great experience on an international stage.  It is our company’s vision for sustainability in the focus area of people development, and also in supporting youth and local communities which the business serves.”

Thomas Whitcraft, President of the Optimist World Championship 2017, commented,  “We would like to thank The Pizza Company for their great support, and we look forward to working jointly to further boost the growth of the sailing sport in Thailand as well as to promote Thailand as a world class sailing destination for both yachts and dinghies.”

For more information on the Optimist World Championship 2017, check the official website: http://2017worlds.optiworld.org.