International One Design North American Championship 2014 Chester, N.S. Sponsorship Opportunities

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The Chester IOD Fleet and the Chester Yacht Club will host the 2014 International One Design North American Championship August 29-31 in Chester, Nova Scotia. Chester, historically one of the best places in the world for sailing, and the International One Design (IOD), historically one of the best boats interna-tionally to race, create a perfect combination for a weekend of great sailing and hospitality.

Eight teams of world-class sailors from San Francisco, Bermuda, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Nova Scotia and Maine will sail the Chester IOD Fleet yachts in challenging races. Social activities will take place in the Vil-lage of Chester and at the Chester Yacht Club. The Chester IOD Fleet is looking for sponsors who wish to support this North American Championship and benefit from the marketing opportunities presented.

The International One-Design Class was conceived to build, maintain and race a fleet of “One-Design Yachts, distinctive in appearance and performance, using one-design racing, and especially to develop the competitive capacities of both helmsmen and crews under the fairest and most equal conditions.”
 
In late 1936, twenty five International One-Designs yachts were delivered from Norway and commenced racing on Long Island Sound. Since that time, other fleets have formed in Norway, the UK, Bermuda, Canada and the United States. With 12 fleets in 5 countries and over 150 yachts actively racing, the International One Design was the first class to be recognized by International Sailing Federation ISAF as a “Classic” One Design Class.
 
The Chester IOD fleet is the most recent fleet internationally sloops. Starting in 2005, the IODs were an excellent addition to classic fleets already sailing and racing in Mahone Bay. World Class Association recog-nition as an official fleet was granted in 2009, and by 2013 there were eleven boats sailing in the latest International One-Design fleet.
chester fleet 2SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS
– Team members and supporters are from the North American Market
– Coverage of event in local press and other Canadian press
– Coverage of event in Canada/US boating publications such as Wooden Boat Magazine
– Supported by the boating community of Chester and Mahone Bay, the largest in Eastern Canada
 
AVAILABLE SPONSORSHIPS
The Chester IOD Fleet will make sure that sponsorships are not accepted from competitive companies
 
Title Sponsorship
– Value Can$5000 (only one sponsor)
– Corporate name / Logo on all boat mainsails (both sides) for duration of event
– Corporate name/Logo and statement in prominent position on Event web site and Chester IOD Fleet web site
– Corporate Logo on hats
– Named sponsor in all communications for event
– Sponsor corporate flags flown from all Committee Boats
– Representative at all social events
– Representative at Prize Giving event
– Utilization of sponsor’s product if suitable during event
– Sponsor giveaways included in Race pack
 
Major Sponsor
– Value Can $2000
– Corporate name / Logo on all boat hulls for duration of event
– Corporate name/Logo on Event web site and Chester IOD Fleet web site
– Corporate Logo on all communications for event
– Representative at all social events
– Utilization of sponsor’s product if suitable during event
– Sponsor giveaways included in Race pack
 
Sponsor
– Value Can$1000 (Can be in the form of product required for the event)
– Corporate name/Logo on Event web site and Chester IOD Fleet web site
– Corporate Logo on all communications for event
– Utilization of sponsor’s product if suitable during event
– Sponsor giveaways included in Race pack
 
Supporter
– Value Can$500 (Can be in the form of product required for the event)
– Corporate name/Logo on Event web site and Chester IOD Fleet web site
– Corporate Logo on all communications for event
chester fleet 3SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
 
Racing Schedule:
Registration: Thursday, August 28th from 1600–1800
Friday, August 29th from 0900–1100
 
Dates of racing:
Friday, August 29th (3 races) 1300 Warning signal for first race of the day
Saturday, August 30th (3 races) 1300 Warning signal for first race of the day
Sunday, August 31st (2 Races) 1200 Warning signal for first race of the day
 

Social Schedule:

Thursday, August 28th 1830 Welcoming Reception
Friday, August 29th 1800 Hors d’oeuvre and cocktails, at Chester Yacht Club
Saturday, August 30th 1900 Participants and Friends Dinner
Sunday, August 31st TBD Prize Giving, Chester Yacht Club
 
Sponsorship of the International One Design North American Championship is a special opportunity for a company to partner with an historic fleet, the event and an international group of participants. Our committee looks forward to hearing from you.

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For more information please contact Richard Thompson rst@falcon.bm rickthompson2@eastlink.ca

 

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