Opportunity to Support Team GBR Junior Sailing

With the 2016 Rio Olympics well underway and the first medals for GBR on the board, we’ll be looking at the sailing events as an opportunity to win some more. British sailing has become more widely recognised over the last decade with particular success at the Beijing and London Olympics with international achievements by many British sailors

Inspire a Generation

Following a successful year for the British Sailing Team in 2012 and the recent spectacle of the America’s Cup in San Francisco there is an opportunity for sailing in the UK to leverage a heightened profile and attract new participants to the sport and in particular, junior sailors. The motto of the London 2012 Games was ‘Inspire a generation’. This was derived from the legacy commitments of the London Organising Committee.

Many of the successful sailors competing during London 2012 and Beijing 2008 started their sail-racing careers in the UK Cadet Class: Pippa Wilson, Joe Glanfield, Stevie Morrison, Ben Rhodes along with others coming through the ranks, including Joanna Freeman, Amy Seabright and Katrina Hughes in the Olympic Development Squad sailing 470s.

We’re working with Team GBR Sailing to help them raise money to attend is the 50th Cadet World championships; Buenos Aires Argentina. The Great Britain (GBR) team consists of 10 boats with 20 sailors. Team GBR want to win the world championships and have a very good chance, achieving podium in recent years.

The cadet dingy is sailed internationally only by sailors under 17

(UK website http://www.cadetclass.org.uk/)

We expect over 10 nations to attend each with 10 boats. Given the age profile of the junior sailors, each will be supported by parents, so the attendance is expected to be a significant international population, all expected to be in the high /middle disposable income category ( given the other costs associated with the sport) further supported in their home countries cadet classes.

Team GBR are seeking to raise £28,000; either through a single exclusive lead sponsor or smaller multiple sponsors. Sponsorship is for the costs of shipping boats, coaching support, limited Team GBR kit and support for other travel costs. The children receive no support from RYA etc and parents have to fund all costs, so already a very significant expense.

The benefits to you are advertising and publicity/exposure, in addition to sponsor recognition and significant appreciation from the sailors and the wider international community. A significant positive image amongst an international purchasing demographic through open support of children’s’ sporting achievements at the very highest level and being associated with team GBR, who seriously want to win the World Championships in this Olympic year. As your costs should be interpreted as advertising, all costs are expected to be deductible for corporation tax; hence actual costs will be 80% of any sponsorship.

On behalf of the entire team GBR I thank you very much for your consideration. The team appreciate there are constant requests for support, however, hope that given this is the 50th world championships, one we genuinely want to win and we hope to raise as much public expose as we can manage.

To learn more visit the JustGiving page here http://bit.ly/2baI9Wi or contact us directly for information on sponsorship packages.

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Paul Budd

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