GLASGOW-BASED marketing agency GRM has become official partners of the international Yacht Racing Forum 2019 in Bilbao, Spain.

The prestigious event is the leading annual conference for the business of sailing and yacht racing and takes place over November 25 and 26.

Presenting to an international audience, the Glasgow agency will have a strong presence at the forum in partnership with Foiling Week displaying the America’s Cup foil arm.

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GRM will present alongside those prominent in the sailing world including the chief executive of World Sailing, the chief executive of The Ocean Race.

The America’s Cup foil arm which will be present on the GRM & Foiling Week partnered stand, was co-developed by the industry leader Persico Marine.

Gordon Ritchie, director of GRM, said: “We are delighted to be partners in the words top yacht racing forum. Coming from an island nation we fully understand the business value of yacht racing.

“Foiling is bringing sailing onto a new level and to have the Americas cup foil is on show is a major plus for GRM.”

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Marcello Persico, chief executive of Persico Marine, saaid: “We are excited to show to the Yacht Racing Forum delegates the real size AC75 foil arm we are delivering to all teams. It is a composite technology marvel that will draw everyone’s attention.”

Foiling Week president Luca Rizzotti said: “We are really looking forward to participate again at the Yacht Racing Forum, the very best industry networking event.

"This year we are happy to partner with GRM thus having the possibility of showcasing the event plans and initiatives. We are also proud and excited of displaying the AC foil arm built by Foiling Week partner Persico Marine.”