Mercedes-Benz extends support for Howth sailor Aoife Hopkins
Irish sailing star Aoife Hopkins has received a ’fair wind’ with the news that Mercedes-Benz has renewed its on-going support for the talented 22-year-old Howth sailor.
In training with the Irish Olympic team, Aoife is currently putting her Laser Radial through its paces at their Lanzarote training base as preparations for the Games in Tokyo continue apace.
Under the arrangement, which sees Mercedes-Benz retain its status as the only vehicle manufacturer supporting Ireland’s bid for further Olympic glory in the Laser Radial class, Aoife will continue to drive a Vito Mixto which she uses to transport her team, herself and her equipment to events, here in Ireland and overseas.
Festooned with features fit for a sailing star, specifications include a leatherette interior, leather multi-function steering wheel, interior chrome package, air conditioning, audio 15 sound system and a reverse camera, amongst others.
A member of Howth Yacht Club, Aoife has been sailing since the age of nine and has held the Women’s Laser Radial Irish national champion and under-21 European champion titles, amongst other accolades.
Wishing her, and the Irish team, every success on the road to Tokyo, Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles sales manager, Fergus Conheady says: “Mercedes-Benz is proud to extend its support to one of Ireland’s talented young sailing stars in her quest to achieve further success.”