Welcome to the 2017 MELGES24 NorAm
Championship Sponsorship Community
Dear friends of the 2017 Melges24 NorAm Championship,
We are inviting you to the sponsorship community of the 2017 MELGES24 NorAm Championship, hosted by the world-class Columbia Gorge Racing Association at Cascade Locks, Oregon July 19-22. With the return to the site of the hugely successful 2015 CSR MELGES24 US National Championship, MELGES24 class will have another opportunity to sail in spellbindingly beautiful surroundings with unparalleled speed, performance and fun.
The list of competitors and champions in our class includes the top professional and Corinthian sailors from around the world. The group of devoted MELGES24 sailors includes Olympic medalists Reynolds, Kostecki, McKee/McKee, Buchan, Melges and Zuccoli (deceased), Glazer and other Olympians Brun, Favini Bressani, Rast, Hughes, McNay and Gulari. America’s Cup winning skippers Spithill, Baird, Melges and other America’s Cup sailors, Cayard, Brun, McKee, Larson, Toppa and T. Hutchinson and Yachtsmen of the Year Ullman, Porter and Klein (deceased) are part of the competitive group of sailors that comprise the impressive MELGES24 rosters of the past couple decades.
Live-streaming will be delivered to sports enthusiasts who wish to track the drama and high energy. Followers will be also be captivated by the dramatic backdrop of snow-capped volcanoes, 600-foot waterfalls and steep tree and rock-lined walls of the Columbia River Gorge.
As a sponsor associated with the 2017 MELGES24 NorAm Championship you will enjoy association with the year’s premier sailing event in steady press releases through digital and conventional media outlets, MELGES24 and other class websites, sailing and outdoor industry websites and the company websites of our growing community of sponsors.
We welcome your company to visit the Gorge for a first-hand experience of this enchanting venue. There will be full VIP service to our partners with on-the-water viewing and access to the daily on-shore events at our regatta village. As detailed in the following sponsor deck, on-site branding and display space will be provided so the sailors can learn more about your goods and services. There will also be daily reminders to the competitors and larger audience through conventional and digital media outlets, the event website, email blasts, Facebook, Twitter, on-site video-screens and public announcements on VHF radio and the local PA system.