Bremont is delighted to announce its appointment as Official Timing Partner to the 35th America’s Cup and to the defending champion, ORACLE TEAM USA. The America’s Cup, the oldest trophy in international sport, first took place in 1851 off England’s South Coast. Today, this exciting and compelling event remains firmly at the forefront of the international sporting calendar, with cutting edge catamarans crewed by world-class sailors fighting to win the historic trophy.
The global America’s Cup World Series begins in July 2015 in Portsmouth, UK, followed by the America’s Cup Qualifiers and Play-Offs, leading up to the dramatic 2017 final in Bermuda.
“The addition of an Official Timing Partner is a key commercial milestone for the America’s Cup,” said Harvey Schiller, the event’s Commercial Commissioner. “Along with our recently announced broadcast agreements, momentum is building as we head into the summer and towards the first America’s Cup World Series racing in Portsmouth, England, in July.”
Throughout the event Bremont will be communicating all America’s Cup and ORACLE TEAM USA news through the following dedicated social media channels using #BremontTimingAC.
Steven Clark, CEO of Clark Group, commented: “With our interest in Bremont now in its seventh year, we have seen the company go from strength to strength and are delighted with this prestigious appointment and obviously very happy to support them in the future. Well done team!”
As children, Bremont co-founders Nick and Giles English lived on a sailing boat built by their father Euan English, an ex-RAF pilot with a PhD in Aeronautical Engineering. He inspired his young sons with his knowledge of aviation, yacht construction and clock manufacture, leading them to form the Bremont Watch Company in 2002.
Giles English, who studied as a naval architect, said: “Nick and I grew up with both flying and sailing in our blood, so it’s a dream come true that Bremont has the opportunity to support and promote the amazing story of this world famous race, the America’s Cup. We are honoured to be involved in this prestigious event of such historical importance.”
The adventure, heritage and engineering fundamental to the Cup make the event a natural fit for Bremont.
Nick English says: “As with all our partners, we will look to learn from them and work closely on a technical level but we also intend to explore the Cup’s rich history.”