Club Partner Program

Thank You To Our First 2016 Yacht Club Gold Partner, St. Francis Yacht Club and the St. Francis Sailing Foundation, and to the Sailing Foundation of New York for its support.

Building upon its support of the 2012 US Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Program, the St. Francis Yacht Club is the first gold medal partner yacht club of the 2013-2016 Olympic cycle. The club’s generous donation of $100,000 to the program demonstrates its leadership in the sport of sailing and dedication to the Olympic movement. Read full announcement here

The Board of Directors of the Sailing Foundation of New York announced a $50,000 commitment to the pathway development plans of the US Olympic Sailing Program. This pledge continues SFNY’s long-time support for Olympic and Paralympic sailing, and SFNY is the first 2016 Silver Medal Partner Club of the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program.

                                        Thank You To Our 2012 Yacht Club Gold Partners

         New York Yacht Club                 St. Francis Yacht Club           Sailing Foundation of New York          American Yacht Club

 

 

 

The Club Partner Program presents an opportunity for sailing clubs and organizations to partner with the US Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Program and its athletes. Based on the success of US SAILING’s Medalist Donor Program, which raised more than $2 million from individual donors leading up to the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Olympic Sailing Program’s new and expanded yacht club partnership is a valuable opportunity for the leading clubs in the United States to directly support the national sailing teams. The Olympic Sailing Program seeks to partner with clubs that can contribute resources needed to help athletes perform. The Olympic Sailing Program offers an exciting list of benefits for its partner clubs, which is detailed below.

Every Olympic and Paralympic story has the same opening chapter: the athlete learned to sail at a yacht club or sailing club somewhere in the world. That’s where every Olympic and Paralympic dream begins, and therefore, the Olympic Sailing Program wants to bring the leading clubs in the United States closer together for the final chapter of these athletes’ stories. The local clubs started aspiring Olympians and Paralympians down this path, and the athletes need the clubs’ support for the final steps of their journey.

Outlined below are the various levels of partnership. Please join us on our path toward Olympic and Paralympic Gold.

 

Gold Medal Partner Club Benefits – level $100,000

  • Managing Director and/or US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider members attend and support an annual club event as mutually agreed upon
  • Team members will attend and participate as “special guests” at a club junior clinic as mutually agreed upon
  • Two photos of the Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Team and two Olympic flags signed by Games Teams
  • Annual gift of a few pieces of US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider gear, to be auctioned or used at club’s discretion
  • Press release announcing Partner gift; timing at club’s discretion
  • Plaque of honor signifying partnership (large size)
  • Rights to use exclusive trademark for Gold Medal Yacht Club Partner on website, club stationery, official club brochures or other marketing materials
  • Yacht Club burgee will appear on US Sailing Team websites and social networking sites
  • Youth Development materials for junior programs
  • US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider imagery
  • “How to Fundraise” support
  • Invitation to exclusive events (ex./ Annual Awards dinner, send off party, etc.)

Silver Medal Partner Club Benefits – Level $50,000

  • Two photos of the Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Team and two Olympic flags signed by Games Teams
  • Annual gift of a few pieces of US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider gear, to be auctioned or used at club’s discretion
  • Press release announcing Partner gift; timing at club’s discretion
  • Plaque of honor signifying partnership (medium size)
  • Rights to use exclusive trademark for Silver Medal Partner Club on website, club stationery, official club brochures or other marketing materials
  • Club burgee will appear on US Sailing Team websites and social networking sites
  • Youth Development materials for junior programs
  • US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider imagery
  • “How to Fundraise” support
  • Invitation to exclusive events (ex./, Annual Awards dinner, send off party, etc.)

Bronze Medal Partner Club Benefits – Level $25,000

  • One photo of the Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Team and one Olympic flag signed by Games Teams
  • Press release announcing Partner gift; timing at club’s discretion
  • Plaque of honor signifying partnership (small size)
  • Rights to use exclusive trademark for Bronze Medal Partner Club on website, club stationery, official club brochures or other marketing materials
  • Club burgee will appear on US Sailing Team web sites and social networking sites
  • Youth Development materials for junior programs
  • US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider imagery
  • “How to Fundraise” support
  • Invitation to exclusive events (ex./, Annual Awards dinner, send off party, etc.)