US SAILING, national governing body for the sport, has announced that Extrasport, the well-known manufacturer of lifejackets, has been named the Official Personal Flotation Device Sponsor of the US Sailing Team, the US Disabled Sailing Team, and the US Youth World Team. Under the multi-year agreement, which runs through 2009, Team-members will receive an Extrasport lifejacket.

“Extrasport® has been a proud US Sailing Team supplier for several years and it has been a valuable partnership for us,” said Mark Leopold, Group Vie president-Watercraft for Johnson Outdoors. “Thanks to feedback we’ve received from the members of the Team over the years, we’ve been able to continue to create the highest quality safety gear. In return, we’re proud to supply the best sailors in the country with our best products.”

According to Dean Brenner, Chairman of US SAILING’s Olympic Sailing Committee, the renewed partnership acknowledges Extrasport’s long-time support of competitive sailing. “It’s important our sailors can compete on the water with the best safety gear on the market and Extrasport® is able to supply our best athletes with exactly that.”