BP Sullom Voe Terminal comes on board as Host Port Sponsor

BP Exploration Operating Company Ltd on behalf of the Sullom Voe Terminal partners have been confirmed as the latest companies to put their support behind The Tall Ships Races 2011 – Lerwick with a £12,000 sponsorship package.

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The new deal brings The Tall Ships Races 2011 – Lerwick a valuable step closer to achieving the £400,000 sponsorship target sponsorship needed to deliver the four day event which takes place in Shetland from 21st – 24th July 2011.

The current sponsorship raised stands at £308,000 with valuable deals struck with Lerwick Port Authority, Peterson SBS, Shetland Catch and Total E&P UK and partner DONG Energy.

Sullom Voe Terminal manager, Lindsay Boswell, said “We are delighted to be a Host Port Sponsor for the Lerwick Tall Ships Race event in 2011.  This will be a fantastic event for the town and Shetland as a whole”.

The Tall Ships Races 2011, presented by Szczecin, organised by Sail Training International (www.sailtraininginternational.org) starts in Waterford, Ireland on 30 June, with vessels racing to Scotland, calling at Greenock and then taking the Cruise in Company leg to Shetland. Lerwick will then host the Ships for four fun-packed days before the start of Race Two sailing to Stavanger in Norway.

Fiona Dally, project manager for The Tall Ships Races 2011 – Lerwick, said: “We are delighted to bring BP and Sullom Voe Terminal partners on board as a sponsor for The Tall Ships Races 2011 – Lerwick. To date the support from the community and local businesses has been fantastic and we look forward to bringing a world-class event to the Shetland Isles next year.”

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