Support Tom Dolan in the 2015 Mini Transt

Help to to support an Irish entry in the 2015 Mini Transat

Project visual Support Tom Dolan in the 2015 Mini Transt
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09/19/2015
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Support Tom Dolan in the 2015 Mini Transt

I am Tom and I am a young Irish sailor  who grew up on a farm in the Irish countryside. I am now living and racing full time in France, and I hope to be on the starting line of the 2015 Mini Transat race. This is a solo ocean race across the Atlantic Ocean from France to the Caribbean with a stopover in the Canary Islands. This race has been held every two years since 1977. It is contested on board the smallest ocean racing class of boat in the world. 4000 Miles, almost two months at sea, alone on a 21 foot boat. This race is considered by many to be one of the most extreme in sailing, and up until now there has been only two previous Irish entrants, and now i hope with all my heart to be the next.

 

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It is my first season racing and things aren’t going too badly, I am currently 10th in the general ranking and second rookie. The largest challenge before me is to finalise the budget required to get my boat and I to the start line of the Transat, on September 19th. Unfortunately the sport with which I have dedicated my life is an expensive one; So hope you will consider supporting the project. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some brief facts and figures from the 2013 edition:

  • 6 Million Website views

  • 10272 Facebook likes

  • 44772 Virtual regatta players

  • 81 Reports on TV France

  • 1557 Press Articles

  • 83 Journalists present as Start

  • 25000 Visitors to race village

 

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This is a single-handed race, but I cannot get there alone. I am therefore looking for partners to join me on this adventure. Even though this will be the first project of this kind on which I embark, I understand the importance of sponsorship in sport today. I thus plan to do the best I can to ensure that there is a mutual benefit to all parties involved. That it is not all take and no give. So if there is anything that you would like from me that is perhaps not listed in the rewards, or that I may simply not have thought of, please do not hesitate to contact me. We can easily organise outings on the boat, tours of the boat, signed photos, places on a powerboat at the race start, visits to your office or whatever you feel can help you get the most out of our partnership. Everything is negotiable.

 

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Allocation of funds

The overall budget is around 30K, with half of this going on preparing the boat and buying sails all of which can be borrowed, bought and sold second hand.

 

This funding collection is for all the parts which cannot be but are, however, essential to enable me to start the race in September.

 

 • €6000 is to return the boat by cargo (obligatory)

 • €4000 is for Insurance (obligatory)

 • €2000 is for the renting of the boat

 • €2000 is needed for race entry fees

 

Should the money raised exceed 12K, all extra funding will go towards the logistics costs of the race and into the boat. Food, airplane tickets, sails, rigging, a petrol generator, ropes.

 

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Choose your reward

€20

A helping hand. If you wish simply to give a helping hand to this adventure, you will be added to the mailing list and receive regular updates in the build up to the start of the Transat. Your name will feature in the credits of the official Transat Video, on the website and on social media.
  • 9 backers
  • Estimated delivery September 2015

€50

Join the Fan Club and you will receive a postcard from the other side of the Atlantic. You will be added to the mailing list and receive regular updates in the build up to the start of the Transat. Your name will feature in the credits of the official Transat Video, on the website and on social media.
  • 9 backers
  • Estimated delivery September 2015

€75

Sponsor a day at sea on board 481 and this day of the race will be specially be dedicated to you. Tom will dedicate time during his video diary time to you, on a subject of your choosing and also read a message from you in the middle of the ocean. You will be added to the mailing list and receive regular updates in the build up to the start of the Transat. Your name will feature in the credits of the official Transat Video, on the website and on social media.
  • 3 backers
  • Availability: 25/28
  • Estimated delivery October 2015

€100

Cross the Atlantic with Tom, your name will become part of a sticker which will cross the Atlantic on the side of 481. You will be added to the mailing list and receive regular updates in the build up to the start of the Transat. Your name will feature in the credits of the official Transat Video, on the website and on social media.
  • 14 backers

€500

Have your logo on the boat and your flag flown during stopovers. There it will be seen on both official photos, websites and social media. Your flag will be flown from the boat at the race village, were it will be visible to up to 25 000 Visitors. Your logo and link will be on the website. You will be added to the mailing list and receive regular updates in the build up to the start of the Transat. Your name will feature in the credits of the official Transat Video, on the website and on social media.
  • Estimated delivery September 2015

€1,000

Your logo will be on one of the sails, which are the most visible part of the boat. There it will be seen on official race photos, websites and social media. Your flag will be flown from the boat at the race village, were it will be visible to up to 25 000 Visitors. You will be added to the mailing list and receive regular updates in the build up to the start of the Transat. Your name will feature in the credits of the official Transat Video, on the website and on social media.
  • 1 backer
  • Availability: 7/8
  • Estimated delivery September 2015

€5,000

You will share a double barrelled official race name, half of the hull will be decorated with your colours/Logo. This could be an ideal opportunity to showcase a new partnership. Your flag will be flown from the boat during race stopovers and your logo will be on the website. You will be added to the mailing list and receive regular updates in the build up to the start of the Transat. Your name will feature in the credits of the official Transat Video, on the website and on social media.
  • Availability: 2/2
  • Estimated delivery September 2015

€10,000

Votre nom sera le nom de course officiel du bateau. Le nom de votre entreprise sera le nom de course officiel du bateau, visible sur le tracker de la course et aux villages de depart devant plus de 25000 visitors. Vous ferez partie de la mailing list et recevrez des nouvelles du projet. Votre nom apparaitra dans la vidéo officielle de la transat, sur le site internet et les réseaux sociaux.
  • Availability: 1/1
  • Estimated delivery September 2015

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