To promote resourcefulness, responsibillity and teamwork amoung young people through the medium of sail training voyages on large yachts.
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When the going gets tough, Rona 2 just keeps going.
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Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta.
Start Port --> Royal Greenwich, London
Rona II expected arrival --> 13 April 2017
Crew Start Date --> 8 April 2016
Depart Date --> 16 April 2017
Finish Port --> Sines, Portugal
Start Port --> Sines, Portugal
Rona II expected arrival --> 29 April 2017
Crew Handover Date --> 30 April 2017
Depart Date --> 1 May 2017
Finish Port --> Hamilton, Bermuda
Start Port --> Hamilton, Bermuda
Rona II expected arrival --> 1 June 2017
Crew Handover Date --> 5 June 2017
Depart Date --> 6 June 2017
Finish Port --> Boston, USA
Start Port --> Boston, USA
Rona II expected arrival --> 17 June 2017
Crew Handover Date --> 21 June 2017
Depart Date --> 22 June 2017
Finish Port --> Quebec, Canada
Start Port --> Quebec, Canada
Rona II expected arrival --> 30 June 2017
Crew Handover Date --> XXX 2017
Depart Date --> 3 July 2017
Finish Port --> XXXX Race Start XXXXX
Start Port --> XXXX Race Start XXXXX
Rona II expected arrival --> 30 July 2017
Crew Handover Date --> 1 August 2017
Depart Date --> 2 August 2017
Finish Port --> Le Havre, France
Rona 2 is one of the best known vessels in the fleet and she always attracts a lot of media attention.
Shirley Robertson OBE on BBC NI - a 10 minute feature aboard Rona 2. QinetiQ's gift of a jib continues to gain then enduring profile.
Barry McGuigan MBE with Rona 2 crew member in the background.
Rona 2 has experienced many write ups, normally accompanied by a photo showing Sponsor Branding.
Dramatic closing footage from the BBC Tall Ships Special with Shirley Robertson OBE.
Dan Snow, Barry McGuigan MBE and some of the Rona 2 Crew, providing a postivie and energetic media coverage.
Rona 2 Crews have some of the best crew parades and regularly win the prizes; this is a great sponsorship opportunity to place your brand.
St Christophers inns yellow logo clearly visible on the Skippers rugby shirt on BBC TV on multiple occasions during a special feature on-board Rona 2.
Rona 2 Crew in the background - on screen yet again during the BBC One Show.
St Christophers Inns continue to receive coverage of their race shirts. This time from the diary of one of the volunteer Liaison Offices.
The Rona Sailing Project has been successfully running for over 50 years. Apart from a small full-time team of four, all our experienced Skippers, Mates, Watch Officers and Watch Leaders are volunteers - most of whom started as trainees with the Project.
Skipper: Responsible for the overall management of the vessel and for safety.
The Second Skipper - Day to Day running of the Yacht.
WO: The person on the ground - working directly with the crew.
WL: One-time crew members now responsible for hands-on training of the crew.
The Rona Sailing Project, whose website can be found here, has been successfully running for over 50 years. Apart from a small full-time team of four, all our experienced Skippers, Mates, Watch Officers and Watch Leaders are volunteers - most of whom started as trainees with the Project. For the Transatlantic Race, our crews will be made up of young people, who will have sailed with us for at least a year, and they will be expected to raise the money for their own voyage fees, this alone is an invaluable lesson in motivation and hard work.
Bringing you the latest 2017 Tall Ships Race News.
The Rona Sailing Project invites you to a Fundraising dinner at the world-famous Clipper Ship Cutty Sark in aid of its campaign to enter the "Rendezvous 2017" Transatlantic Tall Ships Race.
We are very fortunate to have the HR SMITH Group of Companies on board with us to provide us with the Personal AIS Devices. These are an amazing piece of kit, and allow us to ensure our crew have the best chance of survival in case of an emergency situation.
The Canadian government have announced they will be providing Bursary support to race crew.
When it comes to organising a major project like a five-leg transatlatic race involving over 200 crew members, multiple sponsors and many, many days of ocean racing, we have successfully delivered more than once.
Leg 1 - Plymouth to Tenerife
Leg 2 - Tenerife to Bermuda
Leg 3 - Bermuda to Newport RI
Leg 4 - Boston to Plymouth
Leg 1 - St Malo to Las Palmas
Leg 2 - Las Palmas to Bermuda
Leg 3 - Bermuda to Halifax to Quebec
Leg 4 - Quebec to Liverpool
Leg 1 - Cadiz to Tenerife
Leg 2 - Tenerife to Puerto Rico
Leg 3 - Puerto Rico to Boston
Leg 4 - Boston to Liverpool
Leg 1 - Southampton to Cadiz
Leg 2 - Cadiz to Bermuda
Leg 3 - Bermuda to Boston
Leg 4 - Boston to Halifax
Leg 5 - Halifax to Amsterdam
Leg 1 - Vigo to Tenerife
Leg 2 - Tenerife to Bermuda
Leg 3 - Bermuda to Halifax
Leg 4 - Halifax to Belfast
The forthcoming 2017 Transatlantic Tall Ships Race
"Perfection is Achieved Not When There Is Nothing More to Add, But When There Is Nothing Left to Take Away"
Without your Sponsorship our entry can simply not go ahead.
We are very happy to work with potential sponsors to create options that work for both parties - please talk to us.
Our entry into the "Rendezvous 2017" Transatlantic Race fills two core purposes. It enthuses the hundreds of young people who sail with us each year who will have the opportunity to take part, giving them an opportunity to develop immeasurably as young people, learning self confidence, leadership, teamwork and consideration for others. Just as importantly, it enables us to "refit" Rona II, ensuring that she is entirely up to date and fit for purpose to serve the Rona Sailing Project, and the young people who crew her, for the next ten years.
All Sponsors will be linked to on our website, and logos included on newsleters
* Sailing for up to 15 people, from our Universal Marina Base onboard our Ocean Racing YachtContact Us
For further details, Media Enquires and Sponsorship Information
Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Campaign Team, Rona Sailing Project, Universal Marina, Crableck Lane, Sarisbury Green, Southampton, SO31 7ZN
01489 885 098
+44 1489 885 098