Laggan-Tormore Project announced as latest Host Port Sponsor of The Tall Ships Races 2011 - Lerwick

Energy companies join Peterson SBS and Shetland Catch in bringing sponsorship target closer.

Laggan-TormoreTotal E&P UK and partner DONG Energy are today announced as the latest companies to become a Host Port Sponsor with a massive £12,000 cash sponsorship of The Tall Ships Races 2011 - Lerwick.

The deal is the latest contribution towards the £400,000 sponsorship target needed to deliver the four day event which takes place in Shetland from 21st – 24th July 2011.

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.

Gawaine Appleby, Engineering Interface Manager from the Laggan-Tormore Project said:  “We are happy to be involved in such an important event for the local community.”

Fiona Dally, project manager for The Tall Ships Races 2011 – Lerwick, said: “We’re delighted Total and DONG has come on board to provide their  support for The Tall Ships Races which will be a fantastic tourist attraction for the area.  We’re incredibly thankful to Total and DONG for their sponsorship; the contribution together with our other Host Port Sponsors will go a huge way to ensuring we deliver a wonderful event for the people of Shetland and visitors to the Islands.”