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Vandermeer Toyota Supports Spirit of Canada

Vandermeer Toyota of Cobourg, Ontario today announced its support of Spirit of Canada Ocean Challenges and skipper Derek Hatfield as he sets his sights to win the 2006 VELUX5Oceans global sailboat race. Vandermeer Toyota will provide the Spirit of Canada Team with a new Toyota Sienna as they prepare for the most gruelling sporting event ever.

“Spirit of Canada Ocean Challenges is proud to be partnered with Vandermeer Toyota. Hank Vandermeer and Toyota’s commitment to the community and to the environment with the new hybrid vehicles are a natural fit to our environmental messaging for adults and children alike as we prepare for our second race around the world”, says Derek Hatfield, skipper of Spirit of Canada.

Construction of the new ocean racer, Spirit of Canada is underway in Cobourg with the laying up of the light weight hull and deck. The boat is due to be launched in the spring of 2006. Spirit of Canada is the first Open 60 ever built in Canada and Hatfield will be the first Canadian to race around the world twice solo.

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