2017 CRASH Regatta – Sponsorship Opportunities

CRASH 2017 Objectives:

  • To increase participation in the annual CRASH Regatta
  • To provide the best challenging experience for racers on the water
  • To provide engaging and fun experience for participants on-shore
  • Provide special opportunities and activities to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday
  • To provide the widest exposure and value for our sponsors
  • Promote the Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club as the host club


Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club is a not for profit organization! All activities have to pay their own way – the CRASH Regatta is no exception. We value and appreciate the support from local businesses in enabling this terrific community event.

On the Vancouver Island Yacht Racing circuit, regattas have been organized by various Yacht Clubs where the tradition has been to keep costs low in order to foster maximum participation. More boats on the water means better and more challenging racing for participants. SNSYC is currently in a rebuilding phase with its annual regatta. Continuing to increase participation will lead to a more successful regatta. Canada’s 150th may provide unique opportunities!


The CRASH Regatta is among the Vancouver Island Racing Series (VIRS) regattas that collectively involve over 200 sailboats from around the Island and afar.


Sponsorship Exposure: SNSYC membership includes approximately 300 boat owners. In addition, the regatta itself involves perhaps 50 skippers and their boats and well over 200 sailors/crew, many who are boat owners themselves. The regatta itself attracts many spectators who enjoy watching the action on the water. Sponsors support is acknowledge broadly in our sailing community.


Sponsor Display/Presentation Opportunities:

  • Sponsor Banners at the club-house and event tent
  • Free advertising/acknowledgement for major sponsors in the club monthly magazine
  • Acknowledgement of all sponsors on posters, by email to club members, on our websites and in all communication with participants. Major sponsors have their logos displayed prominently.
  • Media acknowledgement for our major sponsors.
  • Major sponsors have the opportunity to sponsor the Saturday Night dinner and/or the Saturday entertainment.

Sponsorship Levels of Involvement:


  1. Naming Rights: $5000
  2. Platinum Sponsor: $2500 or more
  3. Gold Sponsor: $1200 or more
  4. Silver Sponsor: $600 or more
  5. Bronze Sponsor: Less than $600

Sponsors are recognized in our newsletters, websites, emails to all members, and posters acknowledging sponsors contribution that remain on display in the club for many months. Obviously, those who are able to support this community event more will have increased exposure, your logos and advertising material shared more widely etc. Major sponsors get free advertising in the club annual.