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sponsors for cruising

is it possible to receive money from companies for example for a transatlantic trip in a small boat? probably u have to stick companys logo on sails and the hull

probably the sponsor wants you to be visible to public on races; TV; books etc if not what's the point to stick logos

what's your experience?
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While it is possible, it isn't very likely to happen. The companies aren't generally going to be giving out money without a good reason.

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It has been done so many times it is not an event companies will sponsor. You need a UNIQUE trip that will spark public interest to get sponsorship.

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Zac Sunderland is getting some funds, but he is 16 and going solo around the world. Historic recreations - using a replica boat and tracing the route followed by an ancient explorer - can be pitched to National Geographic or Discovery, but credentials as a historian are pretty much a requirement.

Around in Ten - the 10' boat race around the world - is seeking sponsors and has been for some time, but I have seen no announcements of any and the site lacks any sponsor ads:
Around in TEN - Home page

EDIT - It looks like one item has been "gifted" from the wish list:
Google Docs - Around In Ten . com

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Think about it...sponsorship is just another form of print/billboard advertising. How many in the 18-34 male target demographic are there in the middle of the atlantic?
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Think about it...sponsorship is just another form of print/billboard advertising. How many in the 18-34 male target demographic are there in the middle of the atlantic?
That's not the point of sponsoring a sailor/sailboat expedition. It's the ASSOCIATION with the person/boat/event. Races like the America's Cup are different because hundreds of thousands of people see the logos on the sails and hull.

Of course, either way, living in a country (eg. France, England, Australia, New Zealand) where sailing is big and embraced by the general populace would help...


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