SAYC Sponsorship for Russia VOR

Cyrus

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I wonder how much money it would cost to stick a big red A on Team Russia's main sail and cover the next leg of the Volvo race. I'd start with $10 each ....

Berti might start to wince!

 

Cyrus

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Nice dream ..... Team Anarchy Challenge assist in Russia VOR campaign .... I have emailed Team Russia to pose the question ....

Could you imagine Bertie's face if he saw that big red A sailing out of Singapore?

 
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KingMonkey

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This would absolutely get my US$10. . . I might even go to ten quid. Great PR for the challenge as well. "We believe in helping inclusive racing" etc.

However, I suspect that even if 10,000 anarchists all ponied up, that wouldn't be enough to get them to a place where they could continue. US$100 probably would!

So much for the fantastic commercial opportunity the new course gives!

 
I´m in for the 10 EUR too --- but please no PayPal - Moneybookers lets more beef over for the SA VOR Team .... Buy the way: I like the suggestion by SYDE - Anarchists plus broken Vendée Globe guys under a big red A :)

 

ro!

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It can never hurt to ask.
Once we know a number then we can start to add it up.

I'm afraid the ruskie billionaire will have to make it happen without my help, but it will be good practice for AC fund raising.

Using the SA challenge model, the dudes at F1 Anarchy have just bought the Honda F1 racing team for a nominal $1 and are working on the easy part of the deal raising the $150M /yr to run it.

 

MR.CLEAN

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It can never hurt to ask.
Once we know a number then we can start to add it up.

I'm afraid the ruskie billionaire will have to make it happen without my help, but it will be good practice for AC fund raising.

Using the SA challenge model, the dudes at F1 Anarchy have just bought the Honda F1 racing team for a nominal $1 and are working on the easy part of the deal raising the $150M /yr to run it.
I thought that was Team French Spirit's model.

 

hhn92

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It can never hurt to ask.
Once we know a number then we can start to add it up.

I'm afraid the ruskie billionaire will have to make it happen without my help, but it will be good practice for AC fund raising.

Using the SA challenge model, the dudes at F1 Anarchy have just bought the Honda F1 racing team for a nominal $1 and are working on the easy part of the deal raising the $150M /yr to run it.
I thought that was Team French Spirit's model.
We aint buyin' it, we just want enough cash to run it around the block a few times.

Kind of like when we used to round-up all the coke bottles we could, cash them in and get enough to put in the tank to go hang-out at the Causeway on a Friday night, maybe a little street race or two also........... :ph34r:

 
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Cyrus

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Well, here is the answer ....

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Many thanks for your enquiry. Running costs per leg average around Euro 400-500k, depending on the length of leg and stopover. Singapore is a long stopover, and an expensive venue, so for Leg 4 it's in the 500k bracket.

I'm not sure of the purpose of your enquiry, but we are still seeking sponsorship for the Team, with a view to restarting the race.

Please let me know if you require any further information.

Kind regards

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My reply is as follows;

What we'd want is the space on the main sail for our corporate logo. Do you have any other interested parties in terms of keeping you racing? Perhaps we could work in conjunction with another party to keep you going and try to build momentum for your campaign to at least get you to reach your home turf.Kind regards,

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At Approx $1mill per leg we would need every one of the million SA readers to put in $1 to cover. In reality, $10 a head for a share of the leg costs, for the magic A main could be more feasible if there was a boat sponsor also.

Any thoughts anyone?

 

phomchick

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At Approx $1mill per leg we would need every one of the million SA readers to put in $1 to cover. In reality, $10 a head for a share of the leg costs, for the magic A main could be more feasible if there was a boat sponsor also.Any thoughts anyone?
Wouldn't $1M be better spent on the SA AC effort? And I'd be very surprised to find out that there are one million SA readers.

 

Cyrus

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1 Mill per month as I understand it.

Not suggesting we cough the whoe $1mill. But perhaps share the next leg with other spnsors with view of having the Anarchy Mainsail on the boat for branding purposes.

 

StayinStrewn

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good job cyrus...so would they seriously consider us at all??

how many people were involved in raising $ for Hans' family last time around? 10,000 anarchists?? that could at least give us an idea of SA's realistic reach in terms of people who may possibly put some money on the table (i know its different and i'm not comparing team russia to Hans, just to get an idea)[email protected] $10 ea, 100k...that would certainly help, and at least put a logo on the main....how much for a big logo on the kites?!?!

 

MR.CLEAN

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While there are a million or more unique visitors to the site in Jan and February, it is unrealistic to think that a significant percentage would contribute to funding a leg of the VOR to the tune of 100 grand, let alone five. What we can do is make sure the world knows that they are looking, and that all of a sudden there was a cheap way to be part of a Volvo team for short while. If Branson would spend what he did for a failed transatlantic record attempt, why wouldn't one of our readers throw a few hundred grand at a Volvo team out of good will and the desire to race the beast?

 

WetHog

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If Branson would spend what he did for a failed transatlantic record attempt, why wouldn't one of our readers throw a few hundred grand at a Volvo team out of good will and the desire to race the beast?
Why can't Branson save the day for the Russians? Paint the boat white and call the team "Virgin White Russian". Or "Russian Virgin"? The possibilities are endless are they not?

Something doesn't pass the smell test. A Russian Billionaire is shutting down his team because of lack of sponsorship? Better leave this one alone. And wouldn't be fabulous to replace "Russian Billionaire" with "Swiss Billionaire"? ;)

And shouldn't this be in the Ocean Racing section? ;)

WetHog :ph34r:

 
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ro!

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1 Mill per month as I understand it.
Not suggesting we cough the whoe $1mill. But perhaps share the next leg with other spnsors with view of having the Anarchy Mainsail on the boat for branding purposes.

Yea- you organise coughing up 250 large for the main on a russian boat with no chance of finishing the race, and I'm sure clean will put you in charge of $15m Challenge fund raising.

 




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