2023 Naming Rights Sponsor

The Hervey Bay Sailing Club invites you to become the Naming Sponsor for the 2023 Hervey Bay Sailing Club Trailerable Yacht Race.

We’re looking for potential sponsors to help make this event a reality!

Background

The annual Hervey Bay Sailing Club Bay to Bay Trailable Yacht Race is an annual sailing event for monohull and multihull trailable yachts conducted by the Hervey Bay Sailing Club on the 29 – 30 Apr 2023 through the Great Sandy Marine Park and past the Great Sandy National Park and the World Heritage listed Fraser Island.

The race is sailed from Tin Can Bay to Hervey Bay through the Tin Can Bay Inlet and the Great Sandy Strait and into Hervey Bay with an overnight stop at Garry’s Anchorage between Fraser Island and Stewart Island. The race is Queensland’s largest trailable yacht race and one of the three largest trailable yacht passage races in Australia.

The Bay to Bay race was originally conceived by members of the Hervey Bay Sailing Club on 18 April 1980. Originally suggested as a one-day Trailable Yacht race from Tin Can Bay to Hervey Bay, the course length of approximately 87 km saw it modified to a two-day event, with an overnight stop at Garry’s Anchorage part way up the Great Sandy Strait. Although it was originally thought that no more than 30 people would participate in the race, over 114 vessels arrived to compete in the inaugural event in 1981.

Following the success of the first event, word spread through the sailing community with entries climbing to a high of 230 and dropping slowly to a now stable approximately 140 boats. Conditions have varied from year to year, with heavy winds (causing equipment failure and retirements), to light winds (resulting in a shortening of the course).

Sponsorship Opportunities

The make this event a reality in 2023, we are seeking naming right sponsorship to the value of $5000.

For that contribution to the event, you will feature as the Naming Right Sponsor. Your company name will be prefixed to the event name eg “2023 <Your Name> Bay to Bay Trailable Yacht Race”.

The event name will be used as follows:-

  • Hervey Bay Sailing Club Website.
  • Social Media
  • Souvenir Program with a full page advertising “supplied by <Your Name>” on the rear cover.
  • Event name and logo to be on any apparel or event shirt.
  • Any supplied banners be displayed at the presentation of trophies and on the start and finish boats.
  • In the “Notice of Race” and “Sailing Instructions” –  reserve an area on the yacht  for any  advertising stickers and make it compulsory for the stickers to be on the yacht in the reserved space as a condition of entry.
  • Supply promotional merchandise eg Caps, Thongs, water proof bags, that the sailing club can give away during the presentation of trophies.

With you by our side at this upcoming event, we’re sure to achieve this event’s fundraising goal and serve the sailing community well.

If your company is interested in being our Official Naming Sponsor, please reach out to us at president@herveybaysailingclub.org.au. We can’t wait to hear back!