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Trinity Yachts Becomes Silver Sponsor of US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics

By Marni Lane, US SAILING, 617-671-8332

May 25, 2010
Trinity Yachts
(Portsmouth, R.I.) -- Trinity Yachts has renewed their partnership with the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics (USSTAG) and increased their support as a Silver Sponsor through 2012, US SAILING announced today. An elite builder of custom superyachts in the United States, Trinity Yachts was founded by John Dane III (Gulfport, Miss.), who represented the U.S. at the 2008 Olympic Games in the Star class. After 40 years of Olympic sailing aspirations, Dane knows first-hand how much hard work and dedication an Olympic and Paralympic campaign entails. Trinity Yachts’ sponsorship of the team is a testimonial to Dane’s confidence in the athletes and the direction of the program, which he knows well. 

As part of their new silver partnership, Trinity Yachts will provide direct funding, as well as a 43-foot RIB to be used by the program in Weymouth, England, at the venue of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Competitions.

The US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics is made up of the United States’ top athletes in each of the 10 Olympic and three Paralympic classes who train together with the common goals of winning medals at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Weymouth, England.
“Trinity Yachts has built a legendary reputation that has withstood Hurricane Katrina’s destruction and the 2008 financial collapse. We love the association with this world-class company that is winning against the world’s best by being smart and resilient. That’s a recipe for success that works for us, and we are grateful for their increased support and commitment to our athletes,” said USSTAG’s Commercial Director Dan Cooney (Marion, Mass.).

“Trinity Yachts is very pleased to once again support all the great American athletes who are striving to make the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics the best in the world,” said Dane, who is also an active US SAILING board member.

About Trinity Yachts
The largest U.S. builder of superyachts, Trinity Yachts has earned its place as one of the world's elite builders of custom superyachts with an emphasis on European quality in steel and/or aluminum construction. Trinity takes great pride in their ability to design, engineer and build yachts that satisfy each owner’s unique set of requirements. Interior designers are chosen by the client and Trinity is pleased to have worked some of the best in the world in creating award winning, truly custom yachts. Trinity Yachts is a privately held company and the partners all have extensive backgrounds in yachting.

About the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics and US SAILING
The US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics is managed by the United States Sailing Association (US SAILING), the national governing body for the sport of sailing and sailboat racing. The top boats in each Olympic and Paralympic class are selected annually to be members of the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics. US SAILING supports these elite athletes with funding, coaching and training. The title sponsor of the team is AlphaGraphics; other sponsors include Rolex Watch USA, Atlantis WeatherGear, Sperry Top-Sider, LaserPerformance, Harken, Team McLube, Bow Down Training, New England Ropes, Group Experiential Learning and Trinity Yachts. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, US SAILING is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. US SAILING offers training and education programs for instructors and race officials, supports a wide range of sailing organizations and communities, issues offshore rating certificates, and provides administration and oversight of competitive sailing across the country. For more information about US SAILING, please visit: For more information about the US Olympic Sailing Program and the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics, please visit: