The Offshore Racing Rule Owners Association (ORROA) welcomes new corporate sponsor Harken, Inc. as one of the organization’s 2011 corporate sponsors. As one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of sailboat hardware and accessories, Harken understands the importance of encouraging a greater participation in sailing and racing.
Bill Goggins, CEO of Harken USA states, “Harken is pleased to support the growth and promotion of ORR through the Offshore Racing Rule Owners Association. Sailing is all about an organized community of like-minded competitors who share the passion for strong, fair competition, and we believe ORROA has and will continue to do a good job in promoting just that.”
ORROA’s spokesman, Frank Kern, states, “We are extremely grateful to have such leaders as Harken support this year-old racing organization. We hope to take the community support and involvement we’ve seen on the Great Lakes to other parts of the USA, and to do this, we need sponsors like Harken.”
The Offshore Racing Rule Owners Association (ORROA) was created to promote and encourage offshore racing under the Offshore Racing Rule (ORR) by providing a more scientific, research-based handicapping system. By providing a fair and accurate handicapping system, the organization encourages participation from a broad group of boat owners, inviting them to become active participants in this new association and championship racing series.
Harken, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative sailboat hardware and accessories. Headquartered in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, Harken manufactures in the USA and Italy. Its network includes offices in 48 countries, with group offices located in Australia, France, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States (Rhode Island, California, and Florida).