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In May 2008, the Welsh Capital Masters moved into its new home in the new state-of-the-art facilities at Cardiff International Swimming Pool. The club is very proud to have been the first national gala to be held in these new facilities. In previous years the Welsh Capital Masters had been a short course event, but still attracted swimmers from outside of the UK, including competitors from the USA and Australia. With the move to a long course event at one of the UK's top sporting facilities, the profile of the event can only grow. For sponsors, this is an opportunity to link their brand to      one of the biggest Masters swimming clubs in Wales, Cardiff Masters      a high profile swim meet on the British Amateur Swimming Association calendar. Promotional opportunities include advertising space within the gala programme; space for the sponsor's brand in the pool facilities on the day itself (either banners or display boards); the sponsor's brand on the Cardiff Masters and Welsh Capital Masters website; the sponsor's brand on any merchandise associated with the event; the sponsor's brand on the ribbons for the individual event medals. Exclusive sponsorship opportunities exist to sponsor the Club and Age Group awards. Sponsors should contact Martin Neal, chair of Cardiff Masters Swimming Club at martinjneal@btinternet.com or the gala committee at gala@cardiffmasters.co.uk to discuss associating their brand with the annual Welsh Capital Masters and other events. Contact: Martin Neal, Club Chairman. Address: 39 Pomeroy Street, Cardiff CF10 5GS. Tel.: 07817 185408. E-mail: martinjneal@btinternet.com (Cardiff Masters Swimming Club); gala@cardiffmasters.co.uk (Gala Committee).
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The Global Circumnavigation Challenge is a bid by British ocean adventurer Alan Priddy and an experienced crew of six to break the current much coveted UIM world record in the fastest and most efficient wave-piercing powerboat to circumnavigate the globe. The record is currently held by New Zealander Pete Bethune at 60 days 23 hours 49 minutes. The Global Circumnavigation Challenge team intend to cover the 24,000 miles at sea in under fifty days. This is no small task and will attract an enormous amount of media exposure, including a documentary for which filming has already started. "We are currently looking for further partners and sponsors at all levels. Links to our website and Facebook page where you can read full details of the voyage, crew, media exposure and benefits to your brand can be found below. We are always open to further suggestions and negotiation, so please feel free to ask any questions or tell us what you would need from our expedition. Sponsorship opportunities of this magnitude and quality are rare and the project involves various legacy uses which will be of further ongoing value to any partners. We look forward to hearing from you". Contact: Joe Mearns. Tel.: 07977 043336. E-mail: joe@circumnavigationrecord.com.
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Durham Amateur Rowing Club boasts a position as one of the most successful rowing clubs in the UK, regularly achieving the most wins of any club in open events. The club is proud of having a broad range of members, from international medalists to leisure rowers - and catering for beginners of all ages: juniors, seniors, veterans and disabled. The club is recognised as a centre of excellence, pioneering Amateur Rowing Association schemes such as Project Oarsome and World Class Start. Durham ARC members compete in all major national competitions each year and the club is the largest in the north of England. Durham ARC are currently re-developing their clubhouse and boatstore facilities with the help of National Lottery funding for a project expected to cost in the region of 960,000. Other major funders include the Northern Rock Foundation, the Amateur Rowing Association and the Department of Education & Skills's Playing for Success scheme. Durham Amateur Rowing Club is to be the only amateur club within the highly acclaimed Playing for Success scheme (www.dfes.gov.uk/playingfor success) in which some 150 professional sports clubs participate, including Premiership football clubs. The club is seeking sponsors and donations to help fund this project and the expansion and replacement of its boat fleet. Contact: Mr. B Hudson, Club Secretary. Address: Green Lane, Old Elvet, Durham City DH1 3JU. Tel.: 0191 386 6431. E-mail: enquiries@durham-arc.org.uk.
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Current opportunities

Club Sponsor
Sponsors can have their company name and logo on all racing kit, oars, signage, trailers and letterhead.

Boat Sponsorship
3,000 to 8,000. Company name/logo on boat. Sponsors select the name for the life of the boat and attend a naming ceremony. Boat sponsors have the use of the boathouse/marquee for corporate functions (once at no cost, repeat hire at members' rates) and will receive press coverage.

Event Sponsorship
Durham ARC are responsible for holding three of the largest events in the rowing calendar, set against the backdrop of Durham Cathedral and Castle. These are: Durham City Regatta
Whole event and individual race sponsors are wanted for this two day event held annually in May.

Durham Small Boats Head
An event held during February over an 1,800 metre course, with crews rowing against the stream of the river. This is a one day event which has an entry level capped at 400.

Durham Veterans and Juniors Regatta
A one day sprint event held in September over a 500 metre course. The event attracts competitors from around the country and caters solely for veteran and junior rowers.

Durham Allcomers Regatta
A fun event with corporate overtones whereby crews created from beginners are made up from companies, friends and schools. Crews are coached for 4 outings, after which they race on the event day for a prize. This event is designed to promote rowing and teamwork and many adults take up rowing afterwards.

Durham ARC is situated in the north east of England and has to travel far to events. The club is seeking sponsorship/supply of two towing vehicles to cope with towing large trailers and assist in transporting junior members.


The opportunity exists to sponsor record breaking disabled yachtsman Geoff Holt to become the first disabled yachtsman to sail the Atlantic Ocean single-handed. Geoff Holt has already acquired the specialist yacht, the only 60 foot wheelchair-accessible yacht in the world. Sponsorship funds are needed just to cover administrative costs. In return the yacht has two sixty foot white hulls and several thousand square metres of sail, just crying out for a sponsor's logo. Already a proven commodity, in 2007 Geoff Holt became the first disabled yachtsman to sail single handed around Great Britain. Paralysed from the chest down, he sailed his 15 foot trimaran dinghy 1,500 miles to fifty-one destinations in a Challenge that took 109 days to complete. On his return, he wrote a best-selling autobiography, Walking on Water. Now he is attempting the "big one" and with a guaranteed 30 minute documentary and a launch planned with HRH Princess Anne and Dame Ellen MacArthur, DBE, this project offers the title sponsor a unique and highly "PR friendly" marketing opportunity for a modest cost. Contact: Geoff Holt. Address: Ty Melyn, St Anne's Lane, Shedfield SO32 2HR. Tel.: 01329 835151. E-mail: geoff@geoffholt.com.
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The Green Blue is a trailblazing initiative developed by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and the British Marine Federation (BMF) to deliver real world solutions and best practice guidance to the recreational marine sector to minimise its impact on the coastal and inland marine environment. The organisation focusses on high impact awareness raising through published materials, targeted publicity, presence at marine events and support from high profile ambassadors, including Mike Golding and Dee Caffari, delivering practical demonstration projects (e.g. boat washdown systems or recycling facilities), building a bank of research to ensure their work is scientifically underpinned and making information available to assist in the preparation of Environmental Impact Statements for marine businesses. Sponsorship opportunities range from strategic partnerships through to one-off events, including the Annual Conference and theme specific workshops and launches. Benefits and rights can include    prominent logo placement    co-branding of PR and communications    brand association with a leading edge marine environmental programme    access to the whole UK recreational boating sector (over 3.5 million participants) and to a RYA/BMF combined membership of 500,000 people and 1,600 businesses    promotional opportunities, including the Southampton and London International Boat Shows    event branding, pre/post event publicity    opportunities to showcase the sponsor's Corporate Social Responsibility    participation of the sponsor's stakeholders and staff in Green Blue events    and access to Green Blue's network of partners to assist the sponsor in meeting their environmental policy targets. The Green Blue is the leader of the fleet as an increasingly well-known environmental marine brand surrounded by a fast-growing network of support and interest. The Green Blue is unique and innovative: it is the first programme of its kind to be developed for any recreational sector in the UK and is well placed to help a potential sponsor's organisation enhance its reputation, reach and environmental performance. Contact: Jane Swan, Partnership Officer. Address: RYA House, Ensign Way, Hamble, SO31 4YA. Tel.: 02380 604100. Fax: 02380 604299. E-mail: jane@rya.org.uk.
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Imperial College Medical School Boat Club is a ten year old rowing club comprising respected old hospital clubs with a combined 400 years of history and with a keen membership base of over a hundred university students from different disciplines and backgrounds. The club is entirely student-run, from training recruits to top level administration and operates on contributions from its members and the kind support of sponsors and affiliates. "We row on the River Thames on the busy Tideway section, competing in numerous races ranging from United Hospital events, in which we are highly successful, to world-famous regattas like Marlow and Head races like the Tideway Head. We also have a firm plan to qualify for Henley Royal Regatta, the sport's premier event. Sponsorship logos on equipment and clothing offer a business exposure wherever our club trains or races, which over the past year has included Chiswick, Hammersmith, Putney, Kingston, Cambridge, Dorney Lake and Henley. With regards to equipment, we can currently offer up to 28,800 sq. cm of advertising space on our racing boats of which we currently own six eight man, two four man and one single man and 2,400 sq. cms. on our oars. Furthermore our 100+ members annually order new clothing, each item of which has space for a company logo and our rowers are routinely seen wearing items in and around our London University. If you would like to discuss these or any other opportunities for sponsorship of our club, we would welcome correspondence at the address or email below and the club Captain or myself will be more than happy to discuss details over a coffee, whenever you are available". Contact: James Cooper. Address: 17 Delorme Street, Hammersmith, London W6 8DS. Tel.: 07905 591018. E-mail:


Europe's most exciting indoor surfing experience is now available for sponsorship. The Boardrider, which is the first of its kind in Europe, is owned and operated by South Wales' premier leisure complex, the LC, which is located in Swansea at the gateway to the Gower Peninsula, one of the UK's premier surfing destinations. The Edge, which is the LC's waterpark where the Boadrider is situated, attracted 267,000 visitors last year alone. The LC was opened in style by Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in 2008. The last few years have been extremely successful for the LC, with the complex picking up a host of awards for its services and offerings, as well as being named "Wales' Most Visited Paid for Attraction" by tourism body Visit Wales for two years running. The Boardrider provides perfect waves for both boogie boarding and stand up surfing, with a number of different speed settings to cater for all abilities. It is the first surf machine to work on a 'deep water' basis, as opposed to simply shooting shallow water across the surface. Waves are created by four pumps projecting water towards the surfboard at three different levels of speed - beginner, intermediate and pro. Air is then pumped into an adjustable 'hump' underneath the board, which increases the size of the wave according to individual ability. In addition to becoming an integral part of the indoor surfing revolution that is currently sweeping the UK, not to mention the rest of the world, further Boardrider sponsor benefits include     re-branding of the Boardrider to include company name    visual branding of the Boardrider's surrounding area and viewing platform     option to add physical structures into surrounding area and viewing platform (eg deckchairs, beach scene, etc.)    point of sale    total control of sound system unique to the Boardrider area. More information, pictures and videos of the LC and the Boardrider are available on the LC website. Contact: Lauren Allchurch, Account Manager. Address: MGB PR, 2 Princess Way, Swansea SA1 3LW. Tel.: 01792 460200. E-mail:
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MarineWales is a major new social network and community resource for Marine Sports in Wales - a 250m industry, involving over 1,000 companies and 250,000 people annually. Phase 1, now in development, provides members profiles, listings for Wales' 400+ marine clubs and a business directory that includes user review and feedback facilities for around 600 marine suppliers. Phase 1 was entirely self funded and launched in July, 2008 at the North Wales Boat Show. Phase 2 - for which MarineWales is seeking sponsorship - exemplifies community participation and aims to deliver advanced member services that include     personalised news and event diaries    enhanced club profiles with automated membership renewals     media galleries     commercial marketplace listings. MarineWales' aim is to be the first stop site for all Marine Sport participants, clubs and businesses in Wales. "To achieve our goal we are seeking business support, including sponsors for 'sport themed' areas of this major new web community. If you know anyone who might be interested, please direct them to the sponsorship pack on the Marine Wales website". Contact: Greg Cannon, Director. Address: 168 Albany Street, Cardiff CF24 3RW. Tel.: 02920 633689. E-mail: office@marinewales.com.
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Ongoing (annual sponsorship deals)
The UK's largest multidiscipline watersports festival, The National Watersports Festival (NWF) will take place between 5th and 7th September, 2014, at Hayling Island. "There is an extensive range of sponsorship opportunities available, each of which can be tailored to your business needs". Contact: Allan Cross, Event Organiser. Address: 41 Stuanton Avenue, Hayling Island, Hampshire PO11 0EW. Tel.: 07739 718281. E-mail:
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Norfolk Fishing Trips & Charter are currently seeking sponsors looking to invest in a high profile part of the leisure industry. The company's customers can enjoy the sheer exhilaration of powering across the water, exploring the beautiful North Norfolk coastline, excellent offshore fishing or just lazing around sunbathing on deck. Norfolk Fishing Trips & Charter is based in Thornham. Set between Brancaster and Hunstanton on the North Norfolk coast, Thornham offers superb accommodation in holiday cottages and historic inns. The area is rich in wildlife and there are many unspoilt beaches that rate among the best in the UK. Trips normally depart from nearby Brancaster Staithe harbour. The company has commissioned the building of a brand new catamaran that combines superb performance, sleek lines and luxurious interior with unsurpassed levels of stability, comfort and speed for boats in her class. She will be as much as forty times more stable than mono-hulled vessels making her safe and enjoyable for all. The boat will be a prominent feature in sailing and fishing magazines and, say the owners, will get the sponsor's company noticed in harbours and marinas. During the summer months she will sail from North Norfolk's busiest yet exclusive harbour at Brancaster Staithe, and, in the winter months, from the marina of the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club in Lowestoft. A 12m vessel with a maximum speed of 35 knots, the new boat will be able to carry up to ten passengers in comfort with their own fishing stations. The vessel, which carries the latest sonar and fish-finding equipment, will benefit from a 150 mile Code of Practice (MCA) certificate. The principal sponsors will have their name and logo displayed prominently on the exterior of the boat, which will be appearing at the Southampton Boat Show for five years. The costs of this five year appearance are being sponsored by Gemini work boats. The principal sponsorship, suggest the owners, would suit large corporate organisations wishing to promote or maintain a high-class image to the affluent outdoor type, in particular, the sailing community. Sponsorship need not necessarily be financial, as the company is looking for equipment, mechanical machinery and electronics suppliers to take part, perhaps by showcasing products on board. They are also seeking sponsors for their onboard fishing tackle shop. They expect sponsors for this venture to come from the fishing tackle industry, outdoor clothing suppliers and the like. However, they would consider a business relationship with organisations from any sector that would bring mutual benefit. Contact: Adam Wright. Address: Norfolk Fishing Trips & Charter, 9 Green Lane, Thornham, Norfolk PE36 6NG. Tel.: 01485 512474. Mobile: 07787 557357. E-mail: info@norfolkfishingtrips.co.uk.
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Support the Voyage of Recovery ... Phoenix Futures, a charity providing services for people with drug and alcohol problems, and the Tectona Trust, a charity dedicated to improving access to the world of sailing, are planning a very special project and would welcome sponsors' support. "From 1st August, 2012, we will be giving the opportunity to 160 Phoenix Future's service users to sail the beautiful Gaff Ketch Tectona sail boat 1,800 miles in eleven legs around the coastal waters of Britain. Sailing the Tectona is hard, physical work, involving teamwork and a commitment to learning new skills. The service users would be involved in every aspect of running the ship, day and night. Professional crew provided by Cremyll Sailing (a sail training charity) will ensure safety, teach techniques and encourage service users to reflect on their experiences on a daily basis. The objective of this innovative project is to give those that are currently engaged in intensive drug and alcohol rehabilitative treatment - and have already demonstrated a strong commitment to their goal of recovery - a goal to aim towards, and offer an alternative form of therapy which will enhance their treatment. The adventure begins on 1st August, 2012 and we need your help and support to make sure it will happen.      What's the benefit of this project?Sail training is proven to increase the individual's self-esteem and confidence; it also provides an arena for service users to gain awareness of one another and to learn how to work as a team to achieve a common goal. Each service user would also obtain a RYA competent crew certificate which is a recognised qualification and a great starting point for anyone thinking about a career in sailing. We believe that it is important to find new and adventurous approaches towards therapy and recovery from addiction. This project will open up the world of sail training, and the benefits that come with it, to many people who wouldn't normally have such an opportunity. We believe this sailing experience will be something that is remembered for life by the participants. In addition we will aim to inspire those people not in treatment to see the change they could make in their own lives.      An educational opportunity: Plymouth University are currently researching with the Tectona Trust the benefits of sail training and the effects it has on people's behaviour after they have experienced both the serenity of the sea and the diverse challenges faced at whilst at sea. To date the evidence suggests that it is certainly positive. Sail training has a very similar benefit to other projects that Phoenix Futures run nationally. In order for people to recover they need some time out to reflect, to do something that is good for their self-confidence, great for their self-worth and for building a new self-belief. This voyage will provide another valuable opportunity for Plymouth University and the Tectona Trust to understand better the positive impact of sail training". "I went on a sail training trip with my service last year and now work as a volunteer on the same boat; it's been life changing in more ways than anyone could imagine" - Darren Long, Former Phoenix Futures Service User. Contact: James Armstrong, Head of Marketing and Communications. Address: Phoenix Futures, ASRA House, 1 Long Lane, London SE1 4PG. Tel.: 0207 234 9762. E-mail:
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Sapphire Yachts is seeking a new angle towards expanding its fleet offering in European markets. "Having researched the markets we found that there is little or no competition of small, manageable, fast, sexy, sports speedboats within the Mediterranean and the surrounding European mainland. There is a growing demographic of boating enthusiasts looking for excellent affordable and dependable sports boats, and ways of having fun in the warm seas. There is in fact an open, hungry market waiting for someone to reach out to them. To support this Sapphire has worked hard to secure the catchment area of the whole of Europe, including the sunny Mediterranean, Italy, Monaco, UK, Spain and Portugal, to name but a few countries. Sapphire is looking to feed that market by offering a sponsorship deal on their boats and equipment - please see details below - in exchange for mutually agreeable, high profile advertising covering this vast and lucrative European market. Sapphire Yachts has been in the boating industry for over twenty years owning and managing boating companies all over the world. Their pedigree is well established and proof of this can be found on
www.sapphireyachts.com showing their range of products and the dealerships established throughout their catchment area. I would like to thank you for the opportunity to set this proposal before your company. I look forward to hearing from you very soon". Contact: Christine Edwards. Address: Madonna Ta Lourdes Triq Il-Linja, Attard, Malta ATD 1111. Tel.: 0033 962130966. E-mail: christine@sapphireyachts.com
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Sponsorship proposal

Sapphire is prepared to

    Wear the sponsor's logo on their shirts
    Wear the sponsor's logo on their caps
    Ensure that the sponsor's logo is prominently displayed on all of their demo boats throughout Europe
    Attend or look for opportunities for events and international boat shows that showcase their product, with the sponsor's logo clearly displayed and promoted
    Have the sponsor's logo on their international website
    Advertise the sponsorship on all of their marketing material


Soccer@Sea conducts 5-a-side soccer games and tournaments on cruise ships, delivering worldwide exposure. It is the Ultimate Soccer Camp and family holiday in one. The program is for all ages male and female - and will focus on putting the fun back into the game. The program will be conducted by international coaches and local team coaches who bring their teams and groups aboard. "Our programs include international matches played at various ports of call worldwide, skills workshops, daily games, techniques and drills, final tournaments and awards presentations. We will also be discussing soccer fitness and nutrition. Games will be played daily. On the final day, tournaments will be held and awards will be given. When we are in port, we have arranged games with the local teams and where there is a beach we will be playing beach soccer tournaments. This requires a different set of skills than conventional soccer and will give the player new skills - not to mention the cultural experience. Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines are state-of-the-art ships with food 24/7. Amenities include pools, water slide, spa, fitness centre, Broadway/Vegas-style shows, nightclubs, live music and entertainment and shopping, as well as kids' camps from toddlers to teens. Some ships have ice arenas and ice shows. Contact us for full details of sponsorship opportunities associated with this innovative and exciting new program". Contact: Steve Everitt, Owner. Address: 378 Northlake Blvd #247, North Palm Beach. FL. 33408, USA. Tel. toll free 888 813 5898; Skype 1 561 935 3953. E-mail:
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Sports International Management Ltd. is a globally recognised athlete management, sports marketing and brand management company, based in central London with over fifteen years' industry experience. The company's clients include internationally renowned athletes, sporting legends and varied global events. It is focussed on providing an excellent bespoke service for all of its clients. Contact: Roger Barnes, Director. Address: 64 Charlotte Street, London W1T 4QD. Tel.: 0207 6310 408. Fax: 0207 6310 403. E-mail: hq@s-i-m-l.com
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     Athletes Sponsorship Opportunities

Megan Heaney-Grier: free diving hall of fame
: 'a young vibrant lady who has extensive media and film experience'

World Match Racing Tour
: 'inshore world class competitive sailing offering first class hospitality and sponsorship opportunities'

     Events Sponsorship Opportunities

F1 H2O Powerboat Racing
: 'branding to a socio-economic AB global market and to network amongst its prestige clientèle'


An opportunity is available to help maintain a Thames sailing barge that was built in 1900. "This swan of the sea can offer in return for sponsorship a chance to sail on this majestic vessel, either on a weekday or at the weekend. Corporate events can be catered for. The upkeep and maintenance of the barge, which will enable us to keep her running and in the public eye for many years to come, is very expensive. Year on year more barges disappear and soon the heritage will be lost if we can't get sponsorship. The Thames Barges helped in the rebuilding of London during the Blitz. They also kept London clean by taking out refuse. Some of our historic vessels were involved in the fleet of little ships that went to Dunkirk. Please help us to keep our barge running - we are only custodians of these historic vessels". Contact: Linda Hoy. Address: S.B. Ironsides, Iron Wharf Boatyard, Abbeyfields, Faversham, Kent ME13 7BY. Tel.: 07895618544. E-mail:




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Stocks Barracudas is a six man fly fishing team fishing at an international level. "Over the last four years we have successfully qualified for the Lexus European Open fly fishing championships international final. We have also come second in the Rio 4s team competition and won the Northern England heat of the Anglian Water International. Individually we have had winners in heats of both the Lexus and the Anglian Water along with several other smaller competitions. We are actively seeking a sponsor for the 2012 season and would gratefully receive any enquiries". Contact: Peter Scholes. Address: 5 Townend, Slaidburn, Clitheroe BB7 3EP. Tel.: 01200 446690. E-mail:


The EFSA was formed in 1961 by a group of international anglers who were taking part in a fishing festival being held out of Looe in England. Within three months of its formation, no less than sixteen countries were represented in the federation, either by formation of member sections or by the affiliation of existing clubs. In 1962, the federation joined the International Game Fish Association and has been in membership continuously since that date. One of the functions of the federation is to stage the European Sea Angling Championships. These championships have been held annually since 1962 and are held in a different country each year. Host countries have included Gibraltar, Scotland, Iceland, France, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, England, Holland and Wales. In addition to the European Championships, a European Tope Festival and a European Cod Festival are held each year, with the more recent addition of the European Game Championships and Shore Championships. A range of sponsorship opportunities is available. Contact: David Proudfoot, Chair Organising Committee. Address: 3 Bardnaclavan Place, Janetstown, Thurso KW14 7XG. Tel.: 01847 895810. Fax: 0870 7059432 Email:david@efsa-scotland.org
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Lifestyle events
     SLE/0001     GOLDCOAST OCEANFEST 2015: 19TH-21ST JUNE
Probably the coolest surf and music festival north of the equator! Since its inception ten years ago, GoldCoast has proved that its sponsors can successfully build brand equity, place product in the hands of its target audience and create an experience that guests take home and share with others, thus expanding their reach. Sponsors wishing to discuss key opportunities and benefits, the marketing plan, target markets, realistic participation and audience numbers, timelines and other essential facts, should get in touch. Contact: Warren D. Latham, Event Director. Address: Unit One, Velator Business Park, Braunton EX33 2DX. Tel.: 01271 817000. Fax: 01271 815926. E-mail: info@goldcoastoceanfest.co.uk.
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Contact: Will Denby, Sponsorship, Development and Alumni Officer. Address: 41 Rannoch Road, London W6 9SS. Tel.: 07786 543996. E-mail: william.denby@ic.ac.uk


Molesey Boat Club boasts a position as one of the most successful rowing clubs in the UK - and is proud of having a broad range of members, from international medallists in all age groups to beginners, juniors, veterans and the disabled. The club is an ARA-designated centre of excellence for heavyweight men. It competes in all major national competitions and several international events each year. The club is looking for sponsors for the coming season to help it maintain a competitive fleet of boats, and enable its athletes to meet their true potential. Contact: Tom Bray, Deputy Captain. Address: Molesey Boat Club, Barge Walk, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AJ. Tel.: 01932 429079. Fax: 020 8549 7275. E-mail: post@tom-bray.co.uk.
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  Current opportunities

Club sponsor: 35,000. Have your company name and logo on all racing boats/oars, company name/logo on racing kit. Includes hire of boathouse for corporate functions (Once at no cost, repeat hire at members rates). Maximum exposure of the sponsor at televised events, eg National Indoor Rowing Championships, by members of the national team. Be involved in the naming of any boats purchased. Regional press coverage. National rowing press coverage.

Boat sponsor: 10,000-15,000. Company name/logo (or anything else of your choice) can be incorporated into the boat's name. Includes hire of boathouse for corporate functions (Once at no cost, repeat hire at members rates). Regional press coverage. National rowing press coverage.


Richard Walsh has been a rowing coach for thirty years. He has coached Scottish, British, Commonwealth Games and World Champion rowers. He was Rowing Team manager for the Scottish Commonwealth Games team. He is now coaching an individual rower who needs sponsorship to cover the costs of his boat, oars and transport. "This individual has the potential to go to World and Olympic level based on my assessments so far. The athlete is currently using borrowed equipment which is of the wrong size and age. If his equipment could be funded then it would be used by this individual and any other subsequent athletes I coach. Advertising could be offered by using the boat cover to carry logos, company names, etc. The new boat and oars will cost around 7,000". Contact: Richard Walsh. Address: PE Department, Lourdes Secondary School, Kirriemuir Avenue, Glasgow G52 3DF. Tel.: 0141 582 0180. Fax: 0141 582 0181. E-mail: rickywalsh@yahoo.co.uk.


Blind Sailing is a charity set up to enable all visually impaired sailors to get out on the water. The charity tries to cater for all - from the young to the old, from the beginner to the experienced racer. It also provides advice to those who have recently lost their sight or to clubs with visually impaired sailors looking to join. The charity also supports the British Blind Sailing Team, helping to fund their attendance at events and to hold their own events. Contact: Lucy Hodges. Address: 92 Lesney Gardens, Rochford, Essex SS4 1TZ. Tel.: 07736 306046. E-mail: stephen.griffiths@coutts.com
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This sponsorship opportunity is available to promote corporate responsibility, citizen science, brand promotion and free, online education to the most disadvantaged young people worldwide. On 7th June, 2014, team Fourbirdsaboating will set off from Monterey Bay, California, as part of the inaugural Great Pacific Race to Honolulu, Hawaii, before continuing on alone and unsupported to Cairns, Australia over approximately eight months. En route back to the UK, the team will visit 4,000 orphans in Thailand. Sponsorship begins at 25 to become a Fourbirdsaboating Friend and sponsorship of kit in kind (1.00 - 900.00); there are also tiered sponsorship opportunities at 1,000.00 (Bronze), 5,000.00 (Silver), 7,500.00 (Gold) and 10,000.00 (Platinum/Headline). Further details may be obtained via www.fourbirdsaboating.com (see link below) or contact BulletproofPR:
philippa@bulletproofpr.co.uk. Contact: Sarah Weldon, Team Skipper and Charity Founder and Director (Oceans Project Georgia). Address: 2 Makins Road, Wooton Manor, Henley-on-Thames. E-mail: sarah@oceansproject.com
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June 2014
Girlguiding Cheshire Border Dinghy Sailing Club is looking for sponsorship or sports match funding to help them to buy three or four RS Feva dinghies in order to develop sailing skills with Guides. They offer taster days and sail training opportunities to Guides, Brownies and their Leaders from all over Cheshire, and have a full and active programme of events using an ancient fleet of high maintenance wooden dinghies. This is a part of an ongoing programme of sailing development for Guides and Scouts in Cheshire. It has a potential of 500 to 1,000 users throughout a normal season, rising to 2,000 when supporting Cheshire Scouts International Jamboree (every four years). In order to achieve their first goal they need to raise at least another 10,000. Any sponsors who donate 1,000 plus will be able to display their logo on one of the sailing dinghies. Contact: Libby Mooney, County Boating Adviser. Address: 16 Tatton Street, Knusford, Cheshire WA16 6AF. E-mail: libby.mooney@ntlworld.com.

Llandudno Sailing Club is well established in the dinghy racing world as a venue for national and regional championships. In 2012 the club celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the modern dinghy club. Previously the club had existed from the 1860s till World War One. It was revived in 1962. Get in touch for details of current sponsorship opportunities. Contact: Mr A. Lockett. Address: 32 St Margaret's Drive, Llandudno, Conwy LL30 1YD. Tel.: 01492 860542. E-mail: tony_lockett@hotmail.com.
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Ocean Youth Trust South is a registered educational charity (no. 1079959) which offers adventure sail training to young people aged 12-25 on board the 72-foot yacht John Laing. The organisation gives young crew members the chance to overcome personal challenges and achieve things they would never have believed themselves capable of doing. They would like to hear from sponsors who are interested in being associated with their work in one of three ways: 1. Major sponsors are sought to help replace John Laing with an exciting modern vessel that should set the standard for sail training yachts for years to come. Naming rights and other sponsorship benefits are available - there is a 1.4 million appeal. 2. Sponsorship is also sought in connection with the vessel's maintenance and refit (there is an annual 60,000 appeal). 3. Bursary funding for deserving and disadvantaged young people who cannot otherwise afford to sail is also sought. Costs are as follows: 325 per person for a five night voyage; 3,900 for a full group of twelve young people. The charity is seeking support currently for groups including siblings of life-limited children in local hospices; for a Portsmouth-based teenage sea shanty group to sail to a festival and perform there; for young carers, homeless teenagers and victims of bullying or abuse; and also for people with physical or learning difficulties. Adult sailing, corporate days, client days and marketing opportunities are also available to sponsors. Contact: Caroline White. Address: Ocean Youth Trust, PO Box 203, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 9AZ. Tel.: 0845 365 6781. E-mail: webmaster1@oytsouth.org.
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UK-based Sail Training International organises races and events for Tall Ships in many parts of the world, including The Tall Ships' Races for young people every summer in European waters. These events attract large fleets and huge crowds in participating host ports. A range of sponsorship opportunities are available, including Title Sponsor, Presenting or Supporting Sponsor, and sponsorship of trainee bursary packages. Contact: Gwyn Brown, Business Director. Address: Sail Training International, 5 Mumby Road, Gosport, Hants. PO12 1AA. Tel.: 023-9258-6367. Fax: 023-9258-4661. E-mail: gwyn.brown@sailtraininginternational.org
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Salamis is a 20-foot family classic sports cruising boat, built in 1987. She is white with a blue band around her hull and is the last known boat made by the Cheetah boat building company of Southampton. She is well loved by the family which owns her, who regularly cruise to marinas on the south coast, mainly in the Brighton, Littlehampton and Chichester areas. With a new trailer the owners would be able to trail her to marinas further afield. Keeping a little known classic cruiser afloat is now costing around 2,000 to 3,000 a year in mooring fees and maintenance, which has become a difficult cost for the owners to meet with a young teenage family dependent on their income. So they would like to offer the hull and superstucture of Salamis for advertising banners, in exchange for the cost of her upkeep. Contact: Salamis. E-mail: robbie.lewis@btinternet.com.



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