Vision Direct - Announces Sponsorship of Go-West's Race Across the Indian Ocean, Which Will Donate Proceeds to Surf Life Saving Western Australia

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Go West, a team of four Western Australians, will row across the Indian Ocean racing against 23 other international crews. The team will raise funds for Surf Life Saving Western Australia, their chosen charity. Vision Direct is the proud to announce sponsorship of the team and has provided a sports range of designer sunglasses to aid them in their race.

Vision Direct sponsors "Go West," a team of four Western Australian men competing in the world's first and toughest rowing race across the Indian Ocean.

"Go West" are one out of the 24 international crews taking on the Woodvale challenge to row across approximately 6,000km of Indian Ocean. The race will start on 19th April 2009 in Geraldton, Western Australia and will end in Mauritius. The team from Perth comprises of Andrew Taylor, Pete Tomic, David Louw and Matt Hort. They are the only Western Australians participating in the race.

The four men actively volunteer as surf lifesavers, and have plans to raise awareness and money for Surf Life Saving Western Australia activities. So far, there have been 11 attempts to cross the Indian Ocean, of which only 4 have been successful. Woodvale estimates it will take 60 days for four-man teams to complete the race but "Go West" is confident they will reach the finishing line within 45 days.

As the proud sponsor of "Go West's" voyage, Vision Direct has provided the team with Oakley Radar & Conducts, Rudy Project Zyon's, Adidas Elevation Climacool, Adidas Ramone and Giorgio Armani sunglasses. They have been seen wearing them throughout rigorous training over the past 12 months and will rely on their high-quality eye protection during the changeable weather conditions of the ocean. The Vision Direct logo can be seen across the team's Woodvale Fours class boat, built in precision to tackle the rough conditions in the North Atlantic, and will confidently take on the unpredictable waters of the Indian Ocean.
Vision Direct, as Australia's largest online optical store is proud to be the sponsors of "Go West." Vision Direct is committed to assisting local charities and people that make an effort to really make a difference for communities in need. Vision Direct helps low-income, hard working adults pursue their dreams.

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