Sea Hawk Paints to be Official Sponsor of 2012 Heineken Regatta

Clearwater, FL, December 02, 2011 --( Sea Hawk Paints, a division of New Nautical Coatings, Inc. of Clearwater, Florida, is pleased to announce its participation as an official sponsor of the 32nd Heineken Regatta, which takes place March 1-4, 2012 from the Caribbean Island of St. Maarten in the Netherlands Antilles. The regatta will include competitive sailboat racing from all classes of boats.

“We are proud to participate as an Official Sponsor for the Heineken Regatta in 2012,” reported Erik Norrie, CEO of New Nautical Coatings, manufacturers of Sea Hawk Paints. “Although we’ve sponsored individual yachts in regattas throughout the Caribbean for many years, including those in the Heineken Regatta, this is the first year that we will be an Official Sponsor,” he said.

Professional race management from the Sint Maarten Yacht Club Regatta Foundation, organizers of the event, develop challenging courses which attract competitive racers from around the world. Racing entries thus far include Le Pingouin, an Open 60 entered by Brad Van Liew, and Antilope, a Grand Soleil entered by Willem Wester.

“Sea Hawk Paints fits into the regatta family with ease,” reported Heather Tackling, director of the 2012 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. “Both the Regatta and Sea Hawk strive to be on the cutting edge of technology and work hard to bring the best possible product to their customers.”

A trendsetter of nautical bottom paints, New Nautical Coatings, Inc. was established in 1978 and is dedicated to bringing only the highest quality products and customer satisfaction to today’s mariner. The company is family owned and operated with a commitment to excellence. They offer an array of products that include anti-fouling systems, primers, solvents, resins, fiberglass products, tools and accessories, and have just developed the first totally metal free antifouling paint in the world. Now offering innovative products globally, the Sea Hawk brand has enjoyed unprecedented growth and continues to grow as its products become more in demand worldwide. For more information, contact Jason Revie at 800-528-0997 or visit
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