Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Press Release
For immediate release
Kingston, ON – January 24, 2011
We are pleased to announce that GILL® has been appointed as the official 2011/12 apparel supplier for the Canadian Yachting Association and the Canadian Sailing Team. GILL® has supplied members of the Canadian Sailing Team with branded podium apparel and discounted sailing technical gear. CYA will also be launching GILL® discounted apparel to coaches and officials in the near future.  CYA Executive Director, Paddy Boyd says “CYA is delighted to welcome Gill aboard. The partnership will provide a clear identity for the Canadian Sailing Team and our official and coach network.”
GILL®’s mission is to provide technical, innovative clothing that is value for money. The passion behind every new Gill product ensures that there will always be something exciting for every new season.
Colin Clark, Canadian Sales Manager, notes "We look forward to building an outstanding relationship with our new technical clothing, CYA and the Sailing Team; a premiere sailing team and national association”.
The official launch and distribution of GILL products to the CST was held Miami FL at the Olympic Classes Regatta. Further product launching to other CYA stakeholders will be announced shortly.
About Gill North America
Gill NA, with headquarters near Atlanta, GA is the sole distributor and licensee of Gill-brand foul weather gear in North America including Caribbean, Central America, US and Canada. Gill is an apparel and accessories leader in the worldwide marine industry for over three decades and specializes in high tech, breathable waterproof clothing. The company tests, designs and markets a variety of performance-oriented, award-winning apparel and accessories for virtually every type of boating activity with product lines that include foul weather gear; interactive layering systems; footwear; gloves; bags; junior gear; scholastic gear and team wear.
Available through hundreds of independent dealers and select West Marine Stores.
For more information on Gill NA, visit the company web site at
About CYA

The Canadian Yachting Association is a Registered Amateur Athletic Association with charitable status, designated by the Government of Canada as a National Sport Organization representing the sport of Sailing. The Association represents all participants including recreational sailors and high performance athletes at the club, provincial, national and international level. For more information visit