CGC Inc, a USG Company, today announced its support of Spirit of Canada Ocean Challenges and skipper Derek Hatfield as he sets his sights to win the 2006 5-Oceans global sailboat race. CGC will provide financial support at the Gold Partnership level.
Construction of the new ocean racer, Spirit of Canada is underway with the laying up of the light weight hull and deck. The boat is due to be launched in the spring of 2006 and will take approximately 22,000 hours to construct. Hatfield says that “Spirit of Canada Ocean Challenges is proud to be supported by such a world class company. The fact that CGC has its roots in the Maritimes is a fitting combination”.
Spirit of Canada is the first Open 60 ever built in Canada, as well as the first all pre-preg carbon fiber boat made here. Hatfield will be the first Canadian to race around the world twice solo.
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