The Rona Sailing Project

Our Objective

To promote resourcefulness, responsibillity and teamwork amoung young people through the medium of sail training voyages on large yachts.

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2017 Trans Atlantic Campaign

Sail Away with the Rona Sailing Project

BE THE BEST.

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2017 Trans Atlantic Campaign

Sail Training At its Best

When the going gets tough, Rona 2 just keeps going.

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Rona Crafts

Hand Made Crafts to Support Fund Raising

Check out these amazing Hand Made Crafts

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Our Current and Previous Sponsors

The Race

Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta.

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Royal Greenwich, London

Race One

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

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Sines, Portugal

Race Two - Transatlantic

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

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Hamilton, Bermuda

Race Three

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

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Boston, USA

Race Four

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

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Quebec, Canada

Cruise In Company

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

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Le Havre, France

Race Five - Transatlantic

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

Have You Seen Us in the Media?

Rona 2 is one of the best known vessels in the fleet and she always attracts a lot of media attention.

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BBC News

MediaBBC News with Shirley Robertson OBE
DateAugust 2015
SponsorQinetiQ
Linkhttps://www.qinetiq.com/

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.

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BBC One Show

MediaBBC One Show
DateAugust 2015
SponsorSt Christophers Inns
Linkhttps://www.st-christophers.co.uk/

Barry McGuigan MBE with Rona 2 crew member in the background.

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On Line

MediaLocal On Line News
DateJune 2015
SponsorJabsco
Linkhttp://www.belfastlive.co.uk/whats-on/family-kids-news/tall-ships-belfast-2015-explore-9429524

Rona 2 has experienced many write ups, normally accompanied by a photo showing Sponsor Branding.

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BBC News

MediaBBC News with Shirley Robertson OBE
DateAugust 2015
SponsorQinetiQ
Linkhttps://www.qinetiq.com/

Dramatic closing footage from the BBC Tall Ships Special with Shirley Robertson OBE.

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BBC One Show

MediaBBC One Show
DateAugust 2015
SponsorSt Christophers Inns
Linkhttps://www.st-christophers.co.uk/

Dan Snow, Barry McGuigan MBE and some of the Rona 2 Crew, providing a postivie and energetic media coverage.

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Interantional Sail Training Website

MediaSail Training International
DateJuly 2011
SponsorN/A
Linkhttp://www.sailtraininginternational.org/news/article/read_crew-take-over-waterford-for-parade-and-prizes-_item_100540.htm

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.

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St Christophers Inns

MediaBBC News
DateAugust 2015
SponsorSt Christophers Inns
Linkhttps://www.st-christophers.co.uk/

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.

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BBC One Show

MediaBBC One Show with Chris Evans
DateAugust 2015
SponsorSt Christophers Inns
Linkhttp://examplecomp.com

Rona 2 Crew in the background - on screen yet again during the BBC One Show.

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Tall Ships Dublin

MediaVolunteer Diary Dublin Tallships
DateJuly 2012
SponsorSt Christophers Inns
Linkhttp://www.volunteer.ie/blog/volunteer-diary-dublin-tallships-festival-2012

St Christophers Inns continue to receive coverage of their race shirts. This time from the diary of one of the volunteer Liaison Offices.

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    Shirley Robertson OBE

    Olympic Gold Medalist following Rona 2

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    Barry McGuigan MBE

    Rona 2 crew in background

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    Local News Outlets

    belfastlive.co.uk

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    QinetiQ

    Qinetic sponsored a sail

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    Dan Snow

    Rona 2 crew in Sponsored Rugby Shirts

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    Sail Training International

    Pretty in Pink

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    St Christophers Inns

    Proudly sponsored the Race Clothing

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    Chris Evans

    Crew Shirts providing a colour backdrop

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    St Christophers Inns

    A Volunteer Liaison Officer's Diary

Who Are We?

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

Selected

Skipper

Skipper: Responsible for the overall management of the vessel and for safety.

Second Skipper

Selected

Second Skipper

The Second Skipper - Day to Day running of the Yacht.

Watch Officer

Selected

Watch Officer

WO: The person on the ground - working directly with the crew.

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To Be Announced

Watch Leader

WL: One-time crew members now responsible for hands-on training of the crew.

About Us

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.

News

Bringing you the latest 2017 Tall Ships Race News.

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NEWS

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Cutty Sark Dinner

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.

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HR SMITH

SponsorHR SMITH Group of Companies

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.

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Government of Canada

SponsorGovernment of Canada

The Canadian government have announced they will be providing Bursary support to race crew.

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NEWS

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BG Consulting

Supporting the campaign's Cutty Sark Dinner

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Rona Craftsh3>

Support the amazing efforts via Facebook

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    Cutty Sark

    Fundraising Dinner

  • Crafts For Rona !

    Crafts for Rona

    One of our amazing Watch Leaders is producing crafts for her fund raising....

  • AIS Personal Locator Beacons

    HR SMITH Group of Companies

    Providing AIS Personal Locator Beacons.

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    Government of Canada

    Bursary support to race crew

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    BG Consulting

    Supporting the campaign's Cutty Sark Dinner

Been There, Done That

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

client 1 Yacht: Great Britain II
Title Sponsor: Woolworths 1976

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

client 1 Yacht: Donald Searle
Title Sponsor: Trumans 1984

Leg 1 - Cadiz to Tenerife
Leg 2 - Tenerife to Puerto Rico
Leg 3 - Puerto Rico to Boston
Leg 4 - Boston to Liverpool

Rona II Yacht: Rona II 1992

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

Rona II Grand Regatta Columbus 92 - Quincentenary
Yacht: Rona II 2000

Leg 1 - Vigo to Tenerife
Leg 2 - Tenerife to Bermuda
Leg 3 - Bermuda to Halifax
Leg 4 - Halifax to Belfast

Rona II Yacht: Rona II 2009

The forthcoming 2017 Transatlantic Tall Ships Race



Rona II Yacht: Rona II 2017

"Perfection is Achieved Not When There Is Nothing More to Add, But When There Is Nothing Left to Take Away"

Sponsorship Packages

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.

Bronze

  • 15 Available
  • Invite to a Sailing Day
  • Your Logo on Race Clothing
  • Only £1,000
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Silver

  • Five Available
  • One Day Sailing *
  • Your Logo on a Sail
  • Only £10,000
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Gold

  • Unique Package
  • Three Days Sailing *
  • Your Logo on the Yacht
  • All this for £50,000
BUY

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 Yacht

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Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Campaign Team, Rona Sailing Project, Universal Marina, Crableck Lane, Sarisbury Green, Southampton, SO31 7ZN

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