The Malta Independent 21 September 2019, Saturday

Laferla Insurance sponsors Ton Ton Racing Team

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 10:11 Last update: about 1 month ago

Ton Ton Laferla Insurance Racing Team participating in the 40th edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race

Laferla have announced a sponsorship agreement with Malta Charters, the owners of S/Y Ton Ton, a Dufour 44R race boat. The substantial investment has helped to make possible the upgrading of the racing boat in time for the 40th edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race in October. The agreement has also strengthened the long-standing relationship between Laferla and Malta Charters.

Jonathan Gambin, managing director of Malta Charters and owner of the Ton Ton team, is excited to see how the racing boat performs in this year's Rolex Middle Sea race following various improvements including a custom-made carbon fibre mast, new sails and greatly improved safety features as part of a substantial investment. This is more so as, after a promising start last year, Ton Ton had to leave the race early following technical difficulties. "The upgrades wouldn't have been possible without Laferla's contribution.  I am excited and encouraged to put Ton Ton back in the race where she belongs following this total overhaul, especially for the race's 40th edition.

But Rolex Middle Sea Race is not the only household name celebrating a special anniversary. The sponsorship comes as part of Laferla Insurance's 35th year anniversary celebrations as they seek to honour their accomplishments over the years. "We are very proud of the way Laferla Insurance has grown over the past three and a half decades. We have worked very hard to make the company what it is today and to build the relationships we have today," stated Mark Laferla, chairman and founder of Laferla Insurance Agency. "We are excited to mark our 35th anniversary with such a promising partnership and hope that the Ton Ton Laferla Insurance racing team is successful in this race, as they surely deserve to be!"

Scheduled for19October, the established and much-awaited event will award its prizes to the winners in a prize giving ceremony one week later, on 26 October. 

Laferla Insurance Agency Ltd would like to wish the best of luck to all the teams at this year's Rolex Middle Sea Race, although they must say, they have their eye on one very special boat.


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