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Sponsors on board for the New York-Vendee

Currency House and SpaceCode plus an official timer keeper come on board the IMOCA Ocean Masters race

Thursday May 19th 2016, Author: James Boyd, Location: United States

Following its recent UNESCO-IOC partnership announcement, OSM is pleased to confirm innovative Forex trading platform Currency House and intelligent asset management experts SpaceCode as presenting partners for the IMOCA Ocean Masters New York - Vendee Race.

Starting on 29 May from Downtown New York, this singlehanded race across the North Atlantic to Les Sables D’Olonne, France will be the last major singlehanded race for the IMOCA flee prior to November's start of the Vendée Globe. The event is fourth in the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship 2015-2016.

A final line-up of 17 skippers is registered to compete in the New York - Vendée Race presented by Currency House & SpaceCode. The race has attracted all of the major competitors in the IMOCA Ocean Masters fleet and includes seven fitted with innovative new generation foils:

Fabrice Amedeo - NEWREST Matmut (France)
Jeremie Beyou - MAITRE COQ (France)
Conrad Colman - NC (New Zealand/USA)
Tanguy de Lamotte - INITIATIVES COEUR (France)
Jean-Pierre Dick - StMICHEL VIRBAC (France)
Pieter Heerema - NO WAY BACK (Netherlands)
Ari Huusela – FLYING WITH FINNAIR (Finland)
Sébastien Josse - EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD (France)
Morgan Lagravière - SAFRAN (France)
Armel Le Cléac'h - BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII (France)
Stéphane Le Diraison - NC (France)
Paul Meilhat - SMA (France)
Jean-François PELLET - COME IN VENDÉE (France)
Vincent Riou - PRB (France)
Kojiro Shiraishi - Spirit of Yukoh (Japan)
Alex Thomson - HUGO BOSS (Great Britain)

The IMOCA 60 will arrive in IGY North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place, Downtown Manhattan from Sunday 22 May, having raced overnight from Newport, RI as part of the SpaceCode Newport to New York prologue race.

On Friday 27 May, the fleet will compete in the Currency House New York - Vendee Charity Race on the Hudson River, with the winning team receiving a US$5,000 cheque to be donated to the charity of its choice.

11am (EST) on Sunday 29 May will see the start of the New York Vendee - Race presented by Currency House & SpaceCode.

Commenting on the partnership Michael Stark, CEO of Currency House, said: “The New York - Vendee Race presented by Currency House & SpaceCode represents a fantastic opportunity for us to be associated with world class international sport. The IMOCA Ocean Masters skippers share the same ambition and commitment that Currency House has within the Forex market and we wish them all luck and fair winds as they embark on this exciting new race.”

Currency House is looking to redefine and reshape what it means to make money in the online trading community. We provide both private and institutional clients with effective, multi-asset trading through the modernized and user-friendly xStation trading platform offering a wide range of asset classes such as Forex, CFDs, Binary Options, Stocks and other derivatives.

Private clients can take advantage of an extensive list of services designed to help them profit in the online trading community - weekly webinars, online trading courses, one-on-one mentoring programs, a Demo Account with $100,000 in practice funds and a mobile-friendly App enabling them to trade anywhere on any device.

As an outsourcing leader for white labelling, we aid and encourage our institutional clients to be innovative by expanding their trading offering and offer business consulting services to help clients stay ahead in today’s competitive international markets.

Currency House's global team of trading experts are constantly adding cutting-edge technology and services that help clients get the most out of the online trading community. Join the online trading revolution with Currency House and see what it means to truly have Wall Street at your fingertips.

Chairman & CEO of SpaceCode, Pavlo Protopapa, added: “The IMOCA Ocean Masters fleet is on the cutting edge of technical innovation in the sport of sailing and it is because of this that SpaceCode is proud to become a partner. Innovation is a key to our business, so it is fitting to see our brand represented along side these amazing boats and inspirational sailors.”

SpaceCode delivers a user-friendly and super-functional RFID platform that has satisfied a range of customers in the healthcare industry, helping them track their assets in real time with unwavering accuracy, visibility and scalability.

The innovative readers, chips, tags, refrigerators, cabinets and software support our customers in all the critical phases of their business: identifying and locating their inventory; authenticating and verifying every individual item; tracking and tracing their movement and processing; and managing inventory in real time 24/7/365. We put our customers’ financial and workforce resources to more effective use, helping them to reduce their costs, maximize their revenue, make smarter business decisions ‒ and improve their profitability.

SpaceCode’s performance over the past 10 years demonstrates our consistent expertise in the design and manufacture of quality products. Our ISO 9001:2008 certification in quality management confirms our strong results in customer satisfaction, interdepartmental communications, work processes, and customer/supplier partnerships.

Delma - official timekeeper for the IMOCA Ocean Masters New York-Vendee race presented by Currency House & Spacecode

Swiss watch brand Delma will be Official Timekeeper for the New York Vendee Race presented by Currency House and SpaceCode.

Founded in 1924, Delma has been manufacturing high-quality, mechanical ladies’ and gents’ timepieces in Lengnau, Switzerland for 92 years. As one of the last independent Swiss watch manufacturers specializing in chronographs and diver’s watches, Delma is committed to blending traditional craftsmanship, contemporary design and functional complications.

In 1975 Delma elevated its collection to new heights with the introduction of the Delma Shell Star, its first professional diver’s watch.

The Shell Star proved to be a landmark for the company and a legacy for diver’s watches produced to date, brought to culmination with the Delma Santiago Blue Shark that features a water-resistance to 3000 meters. The 2016 collection pays tribute to the heritage of the original Shell Star and Delma’s diver’s watch tradition with the relaunch of the Delma Shell Star and the Santiago Blue Shark II.

Andreas Leibundgut, Delma Head of Marketing commented: “We are proud to partner with the IMOCA Ocean Masters as the Official Timekeeper for the New York Vendee Race. Offshore sailing is adventurous and a true test for man and material, an undertaking where great skill, precision and robustness are the essentials for success. These attributes perfectly embody the spirit of the Delma brand and its watch models.”

Unique IMOCA Ocean Masters branded Delma Shell Star Automatic watches will be presented to the podium finishers, as well as the winner of the Delma 24hrs Speed Record for the race.




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