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Joyride Sailing Team Secures Victory in Second Distance Series Race

May 24, 2023
Yanmar America Corporation

The Joyride sailing team sponsored by Yanmar America makes their way out to the race start.

Virginia Beach, VA (May 24, 2023) – The Joyride sailing team, proudly sponsored by Yanmar America and GetMyBoat, celebrated a remarkable achievement over the weekend as they clinched an overall victory in their class during the highly anticipated second distance series race, the Cape Henry Cup, May 20 and 21. Their exceptional performance thus far has positioned them as the frontrunners in the overall distance series standings, having secured two first-place finishes and being crowned spring series champions.

Looking ahead to the upcoming PHRF area nationals and Southern Bay Regatta, Doug Bird, the team captain, expressed his optimism, saying, "We're thrilled with our performance so far and excited for the upcoming challenges. While the competition is tough, our team is in good shape and ready to give it our all."

GetMyBoat, the world’s largest boat rental and water experience marketplace, and Yanmar, a global company with more than 110 years of history of delivering innovative solutions for customers, share a passion for the ocean and GetMyBoat’s mission of improving accessibility to boating and water experiences sits well with Yanmar’s own dedication to sharing the delight of the sea in an exciting life filled with rich and fulfilling experiences. Both sponsors’ extensive experience on the ocean come together in their sponsorship of the Joyride sailing team.

With the PHRF area nationals and Southern Bay Regatta just two weeks away, the Joyride team is preparing for their most significant challenge yet. As the Joyride sailing team fine-tunes their strategies and intensifies their training, all eyes will be on their upcoming endeavors and with their remarkable track record and Yanmar America's support, there is no doubt that the Joyride team is poised to make a resounding impact at the PHRF area nationals and Southern Bay Regatta.

About Yanmar America Corporation

Yanmar America Corporation, located in Adairsville, GA, is the regional headquarters of Yanmar Holdings Co., Ltd. a global company based in Osaka, Japan. Yanmar was established in 1912, and in 1933 became the world's first manufacturer to develop a practical small diesel engine. Today, Yanmar is a recognized leader in the design and manufacturing of advanced performance diesel engines and diesel-powered equipment, as well as gas engine-based energy systems. Yanmar America Corporation is located at 101 International Parkway, Adairsville, GA 30103.
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