Fleming Yachts back a winner in young Aussie sailor Tom Burton

December 2015

Burton - Abu Dhabi WC Final 1

Fleming Yachts announce our sponsorship of rising star sailor Tom Burton. The 25 yr old from NSW is currently ranked world No 1 in the men’s Laser class and last month underlined his credentials by winning the World Cup final in Adu Dhabi against a full-strength Laser field.

Commenting on the new partnership, Duncan Cowie, from the company, said “With many Fleming customers being yachting enthusiasts and past sailing boat owners, it’s entirely fitting that we should encourage sailing in general and young sailors, like Tom, in particular.”

As he begins to compete in a series of events leading up to and hopefully including the Olympic Games in Rio 2016, Tom adds, “It’s really great to have a new partner to help on the journey to my next goal, the 2016 Olympics, especially a partner already widely respected in the yachting & boating world. We are sort of in the same boat, Fleming and I, both striving to be the best. Fleming Yachts are continually working to improve their already amazing line-up of motor yachts & likewise, I’m determined to build on my current successes & become the best in my field.”

We at Fleming Yachts Australia recently welcomed Tom to our service and sales facility at Kirribilli and Egil Paulsen commented, “We’re delighted to be helping Tom represent his country & continue his rise to the top of his sport.”

We will be closely following Tom’s progress and plan to post news of his training, races and results in our regular Newsletters.