US Sailing Partners with TropicSport to Protect Sailors and the Ocean


BRISTOL, R.I. (December 6, 2018) – US Sailing, the National Governing Body of the sport, and TropicSport, an industry leading skin care and sunscreen brand, have developed a partnership to better educate the sailing community on how to protect their skin from the harmful effects of the sun using eco-friendly products.

TropicSport is a complete suncare and skincare line that protects, cleanses and replenishes the skin. Created to work in the harsh sun of the tropics, it’s made from the most effective natural ingredients on earth. It will stand up for hours in the hot sun, so you can do what you love most – enjoy the ocean and outdoors longer while minimizing skin damage.

“We are pleased to partner with US Sailing in 2019 and educate the sailing community on the effects of chemical sunscreen use,” said Lisa Palmer, TropicSport founder. “We are here to encourage the community to ‘go blue’ and join in enlightening the public on eliminating harmful materials to protect our athletes, families and environment.”

TropicSport will be a sponsor at several US Sailing events in 2019. They will be activating their brand as an experiential partner on location at the Hempel World Cup Series Miami (Jan. 27 – Feb. 3), National Sailing Programs Symposium – NSPS (Jan. 31 – Feb. 2), USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festivals, and US Sailing Education Zones, featuring the Reach initiative for STEM education.

“US Sailing is excited to work alongside TropicSport on educating sailors about the most effective ways to care for their skin while sailing,” said Jack Gierhart, Chief Executive Officer of US Sailing. “TropicSport will have a unique opportunity to engage with the participants at several of our US Sailing events in 2019 for a chance to discover their best skin care solutions and purchase on site.”

As part of the partnership, US Sailing members will benefit from discounted pricing on TropicSport products.

US Sailing Contact: Jake Fish, 401-342-7925, communications@ussailing.org
TropicSport Contact: Jane Fosburg, 714-299-8558, JFosburg@x3embrands.com

About US Sailing
The United States Sailing Association (US Sailing), the national governing body for sailing, provides leadership, integrity, and advancement for the sport in the United States. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, US Sailing is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. US Sailing offers training and education programs for instructors and race officials, supports a wide range of sailing organizations and communities, issues offshore rating certificates, and provides administration and oversight of competitive sailing across the country, including National Championships and the US Sailing Team. For more information, please visit www.ussailing.org.

About TropicSport
TropicSport, part of X3EM Brands, manufactures in the USA a complete line of reef-friendly mineral sunscreens, as well as after-sun face and body cleansers and moisturizers in a complete skincare system that protects, cleanses and replenishes. TropicSport sunscreen products are made from non-nano zinc oxide and titanium dioxide key to shielding the skin from the sun’s harmful rays in a non-goopy formula that doesn’t leave a ghostly white glow. It is one of the only sunscreens on the market that meets the U.S. FDA 80-minute and Australian 240-minute water resistance tests. Free from harsh, active chemicals that harm our bodies and the planet such as oxybenzone, octinoxate, avobenzone and octocrylene, TropicSport is safe for your skin and our planet. All products come in recyclable containers and are environmentally friendly. The company believes in giving back to like-minded organizations and donates up to 20 percent of sales to organizations that protect our health, children, families, communities and the environment. For more information and to order product, visit TropicSport.com.

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