The Icom brand name is synonymous with both Sailing and Power boating but also commands a strong presence in the Yachting Marketplace. With this in mind, Icom is proud to become a global partner with the International Sailing Federation (ISAF). ISAF is the world governing body and Olympic International Sport Federation for Sailing and currently has 138 independent Member National Authorities throughout the globe.Icom is partnering a global initiative called ‘Connect to Sailing’. The initiative is already supported by a number of other established marine brands. The ‘Connect to Sailing’ aims include growing awareness of and increasing accessibility to the sport of sailing and subsequently increasing participation in developing countries and ultimately internationally. Acting in a Corporate Social Responsibility capacity, ‘Connect to Sailing’ provides the means for any individual to enter the sport and experience the challenges and excitement of sailing across all types of recreational and competitive activity…worthy aims for the Icom brand to be involved with.
Icom will be supplying a large quantity of its latest Marine Professional radio IC-M73PLUS to ISAF Nominated Experts delivering Training and Development courses globally. ISAF staff that require them for their day-to-day ISAF activity at ISAF World Sailing Championships, ISAF Youth Worlds or ISAF Sailing World Cup event will also be using the radios. There will also be a provision of other radios that will be issued to ISAF via Icom UK for the duration of premier events that it organises. The IC-M73PLUS is Icom’s latest professional marine VHF which incorporates a voice recording function and Icom’s Active Noise Cancelling Technology. This new model also features IPX8 submersion rating, 6 watts high output, long battery life and a compact ergonomic body amongst many other features. As such, it will be ideal, dependable tool for all the ISAF team! As part of the partnership agreement Icom UK has agreed to offer a Partner discount to members of the ISAF ‘family’ including Race Officials, Committee members and those taking part in Training and Development programmes. If you are interested in taking advantage of this discount please provide your name, address, telephone number, email address and enquiry and send it to ISAF@icomuk.co.uk. For more details about the ISAF 'Connect to Sailing' initiative, please follow these links: Website: http://www.sailing.org/training .