October 23, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
Irvine, CA (October 23, 2006) — True Wind will exhibit its first collection of premium sailcloth travel and gear bags at the Allianz Cup, which is to be held on San Francisco Bay in front of the St. Francis Yacht Club and Golden Gate Yacht Club, October 25-29, 2006.

True Wind bags are made exclusively with Dacron® sailcloth that has been custom-woven in Ireland by Hood Sailmakers©, a world leader in sailcloth manufacturing technology and sail design. This is the same high-performance sailcloth used to power some of the largest and most prestigious racing and cruising yachts in the world, and has been tested to perform in the harshest of marine environments. Unlike other companies that use recycled or generic sailcloth in their products, True Wind makes its bags only with new, brand-name cloth. By choosing to use new sailcloth, True Wind can meet the most discriminating standards and ensure the highest quality control over the color, weave and finish of its cloth.

The Signals Collection™, the name for which hails from the design pattern featured on one side of the bag replicating a maritime signal flag, features three styles. Each style is available in two sizes and in up to eight color combinations: a Square Duffel Bag, a Tote Bag and a Sailor Bag. Authentic nautical accents, including zigzag stitching— the traditional stitch used in sail making— and nautical rope zipper pulls, combined with solid brass hardware, marine-grade webbing, self-repairing zippers and durable, water repellant nylon fabrics are what set these bags apart. Not only stylish, The Signals Collection™ bags are also practical and functional in their design with easy main openings, roomy interiors, plenty of pockets, reinforced bottoms, and are easy to carry with fully adjustable/detachable shoulder straps. Although made with imported components, True Wind takes great pride in announcing that each bag is individually handcrafted here in the United States.

About True Wind. True Wind was founded by sister and brother Meredith Marquis and Roger Marquis, who grew up on Long Island, New York, spending their summers enjoying the ocean and the sport of sailing. Both having worked in the corporate world in advertising and marketing respectively, they wanted a venture of their own. Discriminating in their own tastes, they sought a product that spoke to their love of sailing with a sense of nautical style, was unique and yet durable and functional. With keen eyes for quality, they seek to improve upon the sailcloth bags they have found in the marketplace and believe they have achieved that with this first of many collections to come.

About The Allianz Cup. The Allianz Cup is the newest and only stage of the World Match Racing Tour to be held in the United States. The World Match Racing Tour was created in 2000 to unite the world’s best match-race sailing regattas under one banner. Match-racing, the style of racing used in the America’s Cup, pits two crews against each other in races lasting 15 to 20 minutes with emphasis on teamwork and strategy. The tour consists of 14 stages, each of which is held in a different country location throughout the year. The Allianz Cup, sponsored by the financial services company Allianz Group, will feature 16 teams, many representing America's Cup syndicates, and will be sailed in J/105 one-design yachts (35 feet long).

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