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post #2 of Old 05-31-2012
benajah
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Disability Sailing

I'm not sure. Are you asking if there are opportunities to get your business venture sponsored, or for chances to get a boat design financed?
I'm a disabled sailor, leg amputee, and here in the SF Bay area we have quite a few programs where people or groups take disabled people sailing, but it's mostly pretty much philanthropic non profit stuff.
To be totally honest, your best chances for sponsorship is to get started, generate some publicity, and then solicit for sponsorship. Companies and non profit organizations are good sources but most want to see a solid operation already doing good things before they help out.
I have quite a bit of experience in this area being involved in programs for disabled veterans and the sponsorship is out there but it's mainly a matter of knocking on doors and talking to lots and lots of people.

Last edited by benajah; 05-31-2012 at 11:39 AM.
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