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The official Australian Pro Tour of Wakeboarding, staged throughout the month of January each year, received a boost today with Correct Craft committing to a three-year naming rights sponsorship deal for AIR NAUTIQUES worth more than $300,000.

The Haines Group, one of Australia’s largest and most established boating organisations, will supply the latest new Super Air Nautique Team Edition wake-boat every year for the next three years to be the official tow-boat of the Australian Tour.

Managing Director of The Haines Group, Mr John Haines Jnr is delighted with the outcome:

“Correct Craft is committed to ensuring the continued success of the Australian Pro Tour and is delighted to have secured a three year naming rights deal. The Haines Group has been a passionate supporter of the sport since its inception in Australia and we are looking forward to working with the organisers to further develop the Tour into a truly world-class sporting event,” Mr Haines said.

The Australian Tour has grown to become one of the country’s leading extreme sport competitions, attracting more than 35,000 spectators and 160 competition entrants over the four rounds of the 2006 Tour. Crowd numbers have steadily increased since the inaugural events in 2003. Now in its 5th year, organisers expect more than 60,000 spectators for the 2007 Tour and 180 competition entrants – including Australian, US and European champions.

Tour Director Dimitris Limnatitis said the continued support and involvement of major industry brands and organisations like Air Nautique, Correct Craft and The Haines Group shows how much international respect the competition has from the industry:

“The Air Nautiques Australian Pro Tour of Wakeboarding is the peak contest series for wakeboarding in the southern hemisphere, with Ozzy riders now having the highest ranking in the world. The Tour will saturate January with four stops across the eastern states providing non-stop on-water action, and plenty of off-water activities and entertainment for everyone to enjoy,” Mr Limnatitis said.

“As organisers we are thrilled to have the latest model Super Air Nautique wake-boats towing the world’s best riders,” he said.