the global GPS technology company, has officially named its yacht, part of the
new state of the art fleet of ocean racers debuting in the latest edition of
the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.

The founder of the Clipper Race, Sir Robin
Knox-Johnston and Anthony Chmarny of Garmin, christened the 70ft ocean racer, Team Garmin, which is competing in the
Clipper 13-14 Race.

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston said: “It is with
great pleasure that I am here today to officially name the boat, Team Garmin.

“It will be very interesting to see how Team Garmin do sailing round the world,
as the world’s leading manufacturers of marine electronics and satellite
navigation equipment.”

Garmin also announced their two official Ambassadors
who will represent the brand on their around the world adventure.

Selected for their motivation, enthusiasm
and ambassadorial qualities, the Ambassadors will carry out public and private
engagements such as VIP gala dinners, experiential sail days and seminars
around the world.

Kees Postma, a 22-year-old Software Architect
from Belgium, was selected. Kees said: “I have always thought that Garmin was
such a cool brand. When I applied for the Ambassador role, Garmin asked me what
I am most looking forward to during the circumnavigation. The answer is simple
– a big storm. I want to test and push myself to the limit and prove, just like
the Garmin products, I too can withstand the toughest of conditions, and help
lead my team to victory.”

The other ambassador is Kristi Wilson.

Australian skipper Damian Parnham will lead
Team Garmin on
the 40,000 mile odyssey.

The company is also the Official Marine
Electronics Partner of the world’s longest ocean race which starts on Sunday 1
September from London.

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