Become a Local Host, Sponsor or Donor

Host Club, Local Host, Sponsor and Individual Donor Guidelines

FBYC is honored to serve as the Host Club for this championship event. Because the size of the event calls for facilities larger than those available at FBYC, FBYC has obtained the support of several other Local Hosts to provide the required space. To date, through the generous cooperation and support of Deltaville Maritime Museum, Deltaville Boatyard, Deltaville Community Association, Harbor House and Jackson Creek Harbor Condominiums, FBYC has been able to assemble a regatta site of incomparable value. In consideration of this priceless contribution, those entities have been recognized as Local Hosts for the Event. In addition, other local marinas and yachting centers,  including Norton Yachts, Deltaville Yachting Center, and Chesapeake Yacht Sales, and a preparatory school, Christchurch School, have made financial or in kind contributions sufficient to be recognized as Local Hosts.  As set forth in the guidelines below, FBYC invites the support of other entities and persons for the event.

National Regatta Naming

Under the auspices of the Class organization USODA, an entity can become a Platinum Partner in consideration of a donation of $20,000 or more to USODA and obtain the rights to have the Opti regattas during that year, including the Nationals named after that partner. The platinum Partner must be approved by the Board of USODA. Contact Rob Rowland, the Class Administrator at usoda@usoda.org for details.

Other USODA Partner Levels

By making contributions to USODA at the appropriate levels promulgated by USODA, entities can become Gold, Silver or Bronze Partners of USODA. Such partnerships give the partners certain rights at the regatta sites and elsewhere which are promulgated by USODA. Contact Rob Rowlands, the Class Adminstrator at usoda@usoda.org for details.

For all other hosting and sponsorship questions regarding the Nationals, contact Noel Clinard, Regatta Co-Chair at noel@optinationals2010.org.

Local Hosts

FBYC invites other local entities who do not have properties adjacent to the contiguous regatta site to become Local Hosts through financial contributions of $2,500 or more or comparably valued in kind contributions.  In return for contributions at that level such entities will receive recognition similar to that accorded to DMM, DCA, DBY, HH and JCC, to the extent such recognition remains possible at the time of the contribution. In addition, such entities would have the rights listed below for Red Sponsors.

Red Sponsors

For donation of funds or gift in kind with value equal to or greater than $1,000:

  • Logo on Event website with link to Sponsor’s website
  • Unique Article on Event Website announcing Red Sponsor’s contribution
  • Opportunity to post its logo banner of reasonable size on regatta fence or tent perimeter
  • Logo on Podium sign and periodic mention by speakers, with one commercial message specific to sponsor
  • Half page ad in Welcome Brochure (or credit against full page ad) (except cover or back page sold separately)
  • Logo on Flag at launch site (subject to negotiation with flag vendor)
  • Logo on event tee shirt sold at site

Blue Sponsors

For donation of funds or gift in kind with value equal to or greater than $500:

  • Logo on Event website with link to Sponsor’s website
  • Opportunity to post its logo banner of reasonable size on regatta fence or tent perimeter
  • Logo on Podium sign and periodic mention by speakers, generally, but with no mention specific as to sponsor
  • Quarter page ad in Welcome Brochure (or credit against larger, half or full page ad) (except cover or back page sold separately)

White Sponsors

For donation of funds or gift in kind with value equal to or greater than $200:

  • Logo on Event website
  • Logo on Podium sign and periodic mention by speakers, generally, but with no mention specific of sponsor
  • Eighth page ad in Welcome Brochure (or credit against larger, quarter, half or full page ad) (except cover or back page sold separately)

Admirals (Individuals only)

For individual donations of funds or gifts in kind with value equal to or greater than $1,000

  • Listed as Admiral on sign at podium and in Welcome Brochure

Fleet Captains (Individuals only)

For individual donations of funds or gifts with a value equal to or greater than $500

  • Listed as Fleet Captain on sign at podium and in Welcome Brochure

Skippers (Individuals only)

For individual donations of funds or gifts in kind equal to or greater than $100

  • Listed as Skipper on sign at podium and in Welcome Brochure