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Nantucket Race Week Individual Sponsorships

NRW 2018 Individual Sponsor Program

"An anchor is a forged piece of iron, admirably adapted to its end…To its perfection its size bears witness, for there is no other appliance so small for the great work it has to do."

Joseph Conrad, The Mirror of the Sea (1906)

Download the 2018 NRW Individual Sponsor Packet HERE

Become a Sponsor
You may become an NRW Individual Sponsor by calling the NCS office at (508)228-6600, mailing in the reply card to NCS at P.O. Box 2424, Nantucket, MA 02584, or sign up online. In order to insure that you are listed as an NRW Individual Sponsor in the 2018 NRW/OHC Official Program, please submit your information no later than July 6, 2018.

NRW 2018 Individual Sponsor Levels:



(Charitable donation $445)



(Charitable donation $1,315)



(Charitable donation $2,170)



(Charitable donation $4,350)



(Charitable donation $6,760)


(Charitable Donation $9,120)

* NRW Program

* NRW 2018 Burgee

* NCS Jetties Beach Facilities

* New: 2018 Sponsor gift - Sea Bags Anchor Bucket bag

All Ensign benefits, plus:

* Family Barbeque at GHYC

* New: Private Party aboard a luxury yacht! In conjunction with the 5th annual Classic Yacht Exhibition at the Nantucket Boat Basin

All Captain benefits, plus:

* New: Sponsors and Sailors Sunset Picnic Dinner at GHYC

* New: Sponsor gift - Sea Bags Anchor Beverage Bucket

* New: NRW opening reception at a private home

All Commodore benefits, plus:

* IOD Celebrity Invitational Opening Buffet at GHYC

* Limited: OHC 46th Awards Party under the tents at Jetties Beach

All Rear Admiral benefits, plus:

* NRW Regatta Dinner at GHYC

All Admiral benefits, plus:

*Once-in-a-lifetime: OHC Classic Big Boat Racing aboard the 1932 classic schooner, Brilliant

* Exclusive commemorative NRW 2018 gift

All Sponsor levels include two tickets to each listed event. Additional tickets are available for purchase for events offered at each sponsorship level.

Nantucket Race Week is the single largest fundraiser for Nantucket Community Sailing.
Your sponsor donation, less goods received, is a charitable contribution.

2018 Schedule and Description of Benefits:

NRW Program
Print deadline: Friday, July 6

The exclusive full color Nantucket Race Week program with complete schedule of races and social events with a special tribute to our individual and corporate sponsors, as well as a review of NRW 2017 highlights.

NCS Beach Facilities
10:00am - 5:00pm daily
Aug 11 - 19

All NRW sponsors and their families receive full access to Nantucket Community Sailing boats and water sports equipment at Jetties Beach -- it's not too late to squeeze in that windsurfing lesson. Come try a paddleboard or take out a hobie cat. A great value and fun for the entire family!

NRW 2018 Sponsor Gift

From Sea Bags -- the Anchor Bucket Bag as a thank you to our Sponsors, along with a commemorative 2018 NRW burgee

2018 Sponsor Gift Bag

From Sea Bags -- the Anchor Beverage Bucket filled with Race Week treats. For the Commodore level and higher.

2018 Special Thank You Gift

For our Secretary of the Navy sponsors, from the J. McLaughlin collection -- the sailcloth duffle bag, perfect for a weekend excursion.

NRW Opening Reception
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Sunday, Aug 12

Join us for a delightful poolside reception at a lovely private home to kick off the 15th Nantucket Race Week, featuring a special tasting of fine wines. Beverages and nibbles; casual attire

Family Barbeque
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, Aug 13

Three cheers for our junior sailors at the awards ceremony for the Opti and 420 Regattas. The NRW Clean Harbor Award, sponsored by Carlin Contracting, and the Clean Regatta Award from Sailors for the Sea will be presented. Bring your family for an enjoyable evening under the tent on the waterfront at the Great Harbor Yacht Club, 98 Washington Street Ext. Classic BBQ fare; casual attire

IOD Celebrity Invitational Opening Buffet
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Aug 15

Let the countdown begin! Come for cocktails and buffet dinner and meet the amateurs and celebrity tacticians -- featuring some of the best sailors from the America's Cup, US Olympic Sailing Team, collegiate all-stars and world sailing champions. Under the tent on the waterfront at the Great Harbor Yacht Club. Cocktails and buffet dinner; sport jacket attire

NRW Regatta Dinner
6:30pm- 8:30pm
Aug 16

Celebrate with the competitors of the IOD Celebrity Invitational and Nantucket Regatta, and meet our celebrity tacticians during cocktails and a buffet dinner under the tent at the Great Harbor Yacht Club. Enjoy the guitar music of Sean Lee. Cocktails and buffet dinner; casual nautical attire

Sponsors and Sailors Picnic 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Aug 17

New to the schedule: casual, fun picnic dinner on the waterfront at the Great Harbor Yacht Club. Celebrate our sponsors and sailors and enjoy classic picnic fare, specialty cocktails, live music and the sunset! Daily awards from the Nantucket Regatta will be presented. Cocktails and picnic; casual nautical attire

NRW VIP Party and Classic Yacht Exhibition
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Aug 18

We have combined two great events for one spectacular evening! In recognition of you. Don't miss this rare opportunity to come aboard some of the most beautiful classic yachts in the world, while enjoying the sunset and a glass of wine. NCS looks forward to saluting our sponsors at a party to be held aboard the 120' luxury yacht, Pure Bliss. Check in on the docks at Straight Wharf, Nantucket Boat Basin. Cocktails; nautical attire -- please wear boat shoes or plan to go barefoot while aboard the yachts on exhibition

Big Boat Racing
Opera House Cup Regatta
9:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday, Aug 19

For our Secretary of the Navy sponsors -- the opportunity of a lifetime to race in the 46th annual Opera House Cup aboard the 1932 Mystic Seaport classic schooner and two-time OHC winner, Brilliant. Sailing experience helpful but not required. Meet at the Boat Basin dock at 9:00am, return at end of race (approximately 3:00pm). Space is limited. Lunch provided; appropriate sailing attire and pfd required

OHC Awards Party
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Aug 19

Join us for the culminating social event of Race Week, under the tents at Jetties Beach where we will raise our glasses in celebration of 46 years of classic wooden boat racing at its finest. Catered buffet dinner, cocktails, and dancing under the stars with your toes in the sand. The Awards Ceremony commences at 7:00pm. Note: Due to space limitations, the awards party is restricted to OHC competitors and sponsors at the Rear Admiral level and higher. Tickets are very limited! Cocktails and buffet dinner; nautical attire



Most of your sponsorship gift (see above) is a tax-deductible charitable contribution to Nantucket Community Sailing, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

P.O. Box 2424, Nantucket, MA 02584
NCS Office: 508-228-6600 | Jetties Sailing Center: 508-228-5358
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