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Nantucket Race Week Individual Sponsorships

NRW 2017 Individual Sponsor Program

For never will I roam
For I know my place is home
Where the ocean meets the sky
I'll be sailing
Rhythm of My Heart, Rod Stewart

Download the 2017 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 to sign up online with a credit card click here. In order to insure that you are listed as an NRW Individual Sponsor in the 2017 NRW/OHC Official Program, please submit your information no later than July 7, 2017.

NRW 2017 Individual Sponsor Levels:



(Charitable donation $450)



(Charitable donation $1,320)



(Charitable donation $2,150)



(Charitable donation $4,360)



(Charitable donation $6,770)


(Charitable Donation $9,220)

* NRW Program

* NRW 2017 Burgee

* NCS Jetties Beach Facilities

* 2017 Sponsor gift

All Ensign benefits, plus:

* Family Barbeque at GHYC

* New highlight: Sponsors Party aboard a classic yacht! In conjunction with the 4th annual Classic Yacht Exhibition at the Nantucket Boat Basin

All Captain benefits, plus:

* New: Sailors' Sunset Picnic Dinner at GHYC

* New: NRW sponsor gift bag, the incredibly popular Sea Bags Mariners tote

All Commodore benefits, plus:

* IOD Celebrity Invitational Opening Buffet at GHYC

* Limited: OHC 45th Awards Party under the tents at Jetties Beach

* New: Your own adventure aboard a 30' Sealegs

All Rear Admiral benefits, plus:

* NRW Regatta Dinner at GHYC with highlights from 2017 America's Cup

* BMW electric bike access during Race Week

* BMW VIP shuttle service

All Admiral benefits, plus:

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

* Exclusive commemorative NRW 2017 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.

2017 Schedule and Description of Benefits:

NRW Program
Print deadline: Friday, July 7

The exclusive NRW program with complete schedule of races and social events with a special tribute to our 2017 sponsors and corporate underwriters as well as highlights from NRW 2016.

NCS Beach Facilities
10:00am - 5:00pm daily
August 12 - 20

All NRW sponsors 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. From August 12 - 20. A great value for the entire family!

NRW 2017 Sponsor Gift

We have something special from the J. McLaughlin collection to thank all of our Sponsors, along with a commemorative 2017 NRW burgee

2017 Sponsor Gift Bag

Commemorative NRW 2017 tote bag made especially for our Sponsors by Sea Bags and filled with one-of-a-kind Race Week treats. For the Commodore level and higher.

2017 Special Thank You Gift

For our Secretary of the Navy sponsors, we have selected a surprise from the Simon Pearce Collection.

BMW Electric Bikes and VIP Shuttle Service

For our Admirals and higher, round-trip transportation to various social events, as well as access to BMW's fabulous electric bikes.

Family Barbeque
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, August 14

Let's hear it 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
Wednesday, August 16

Let the races begin! Come for cocktails and buffet dinner and meet the amateurs and celebrity tacticians -- featuring some of the best sailors in the world -- the America's Cup, US Olympic Sailing Team, collegiate all-stars and world sailing champions. Hosted by IOD Celebrity Invitational Chair Tom Whidden at the Great Harbor Yacht Club. Cocktails and buffet dinner; sport jacket attire

NRW Regatta Dinner
6:30pm- 8:30pm
Thursday, August 17

Celebrate the competitors at the awards ceremony for the IOD Celebrity Invitational and get the latest update on the day's racing by our celebrity tacticians. Buffet dinner featuring highlights of the 2017 America's Cup at the Great Harbor Yacht Club. Cocktails and buffet dinner; sport jacket attire

Sailor's Picnic 6:30pm - 8:30pm
August 18

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

NRW Sponsors Party and Classic Yacht Exhibition
5:30pm - 8:00pm
August 19

We have combined two great events for one spectacular evening! In recognition of you -- our Nantucket Race Week Individual and Corporate sponsors who make this week a huge success. Don't miss this rare opportunity to tour some of the most beautiful classic yachts in the world. Go aboard these exceptional yachts and enjoy the sunset and a glass of wine. 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, August 20

For our Secretary of the Navy sponsors -- the chance of a lifetime to race in the Opera House Cup aboard the classic schooner, Brilliant. Sailing experience helpful but not required. Meet at the Boat Basin at 9:00am, return at end of race (approximately 3:00pm). Space is limited. Box lunch provided; bring a life jacket and wear appropriate sailing attire

OHC Awards Party
6:00pm - 10:00pm
August 20

The culminating social event of the week -- join us under the tents at Jetties Beach for the 45th annual OHC awards ceremony and celebration of classic wooden boat racing at its finest. Catered buffet dinner by some of Nantucket's best including Nantucket Native and Spanky's Raw Bar. Enjoy cocktails while dancing under the stars to the music of Perfect Day. 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 above. 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
© 2018 Nantucket Community Sailing, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization