Yachting New Zealand are very pleased to announce that Aon New Zealand will be title sponsor for up-coming 2016 Aon Youth Sailing World Championships being hosted in New Zealand.

CEO of Aon New Zealand, Geoff Blampied said, "We congratulate Yachting New Zealand for securing the opportunity to bring this prestigious regatta to New Zealand. We are proud to support the event. We wish organisers and sailors all the very best for when the event is held in Auckland later on this year."

Aon New Zealand and Yachting New Zealand have a strong existing alliance and Blampied says that they are delighted to have this opportunity to expand on that.

"For some years now, Aon has been sponsoring Yachting New Zealands Aon Fast Track programme and we see our sponsorship of the 2016 Aon Youth Sailing World Championship as an extension of that partnership."

Yachting New Zealand Chief Executive David Abercrombie acknowledged that having the support of Aon New Zealand was an important factor in the success of New Zealands bid to host the major international event.

"Yachting New Zealand really values the partnership that exists between Aon New Zealand and our organisation and we appreciate their faith in us to deliver an event of this magnitude," said Abercrombie.

"Youth sailing is important to both of us and Aon New Zealand has a long-term approach to supporting young people and helping develop better New Zealanders."

Aon New Zealand also congratulated the NZL Sailing Team on their success at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

"We wish to congratulate Yachting New Zealand on their recent success in Rio. Outstanding performances by Peter Burling and Blair Tuke winning gold; Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie, and Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech with silver; and bronze from Sam Meech. These sailors are brilliant role models to New Zealands up-and-coming talent in the sport."

- This story has been automatically published using a media release from Yachting New Zealand