Gaastra Offical Apparel Partner with ORC

13 April 2022


The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) is pleased to announce GAASTRA as its Official Apparel Partner for the 2022 season. This premium brand in marine and lifestyle apparel has deep roots in performance sailing. Founder Douwe Gaastra established his sailmaking business in Sneek in 1897 on the age-old Dutch principles of producing world-class products of superb quality and craftsmanship. His focus on producing fast durable sails turned towards sailing clothing where the same principles were applied using optimum functionality and distinctive styling.

GAASTRA continues this tradition today with additional core principles relevant for our modern era: Innovation in use of new material technologies to enhance comfort and protection in all weather conditions, and Sustainability in production of clothing that earn environmentally sustainable certifications.

“We’re very excited to establish this new relationship with ORC,” said Karel Begemann, Marketing Manager for GAASTRA Sportswear. “Like ORC, our model for growing into the future is based on the development and quality of our products that harness the adventurous and rebellious energy of racing sailors.”

“We look forward to our new partnership with GAASTRA,” said Bruno Finzi, Chairman of ORC. “There are many interesting ways this partnership can grow both of our organizations but more importantly benefit the sailors who race their boats using our systems of fair handicapping. We’re excited to explore this in the upcoming season of racing.”




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