Organizers of the 2019 St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), set for March 22-24, 2019, are pleased to announce that The K3 Company has renewed its sponsorship. The global manufacturer and distributor of premium outdoor gear and accessories will provide one of its newest products – the K3 DRIFTER 20 Liter Dry Bag Backpack – as STIR 2019’s official skipper’s bags.
“We are excited to continue our support of STIR 2019 as well as the St. Thomas Yacht Club (STYC) and its numerous events throughout the year,” says Lisa Keogh, managing director of the Dallas, TX, USA-headquartered company and a racing sailor herself. “The STIR regatta is a main attraction on the sailing calendar and continues to attract a very competitive international field. Year over year, the STIR event is highly anticipated by competitive sailors, spectators and sponsors alike. We at K3 are passionate about supporting our communities, especially in the Caribbean, where we supply leading edge products so our athletes, competitors and customers alike can push their limits outdoors.”
The K3 DRIFTER 20 Liter Dry Bag Backpack, available in lime, gray and orange, is a hybrid model that features a ventilated quick dry harness pioneered by K3. It’s ultralight and quick dry attributes make it perfect for sailing and water sports enthusiasts. The dry-bag backpack also features two exterior splash proof pockets for quick access to keys, cash, sun screen and more. Reflective trim on both the front and back of the bag means the bag is easily visible day and/or night. Most importantly, the drifter is constructed with 500 Denier Tarpaulin and RF (radio-frequency) welded seams with no stitching, which lends to airtight and watertight seams. It actually floats.
The K3 Company’s support of STIR 2019 also includes the provision of a K3 PRO-TECH 10-liter dry bag in white and black. This product is built with ultra-rugged construction and water tight seams, offering supreme functionality and un-mistakable class for the stylish sailor.
Can’t wait until March? Or, have a sailor on your holiday gift list? From now through December 31, K3 is offering an exclusive 30% discount as part of its STIR sponsorship. For those in need of travel and/or active gear, please check out the K3 website at: www.thek3company.com. Utilize coupon code STIR2019 @ checkout.
Through an untiring commitment to innovation and original designs, K3 is recognized internationally for the functional and premium waterproof gear the brand produces without the lofty price tag. K3 continues to push the boundaries with leading edge design, so its customers can push the limits outdoors – on and off the water.
“We are thankful for The K3 Company’s continued sponsorship of STIR and other STYC events. Their high-quality, durable, waterproof bags are really sought-after by our sailors and are an integral and valuable part of the whole STIR regatta experience,” says commodore Margo Lynch, co-regatta director with STYC manager Greer Scholes.
STIR, celebrating its 46th year, is a globally-recognized regatta renowned for its fantastic racing, first-class race committee and friendly can-do attitude towards its competitors.
Register Now! STIR 2019 offers classes for CSA (Caribbean Sailing Association-handicap) Racing or Cruising; IRC; ORC; Multihull; Beach Cat or One Design classes with a minimum length of 20-feet. Pay only US $150 until January 31, 2019. Entry fees increase to US $300 between February 1 and March 20, 2019. Registration for IC24s: US $200, Beach Cats: $200. Register too for the Round the Rocks Race on March 21. To register and to find the NOR, visit: www.stthomasinternationalregatta.com
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