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Why not become a sponsor of ECC 2008

Sponsorship Introduction – 15th Engineering Challenge Cup 2008
This is to introduce you to the Engineering Challenge Cup (“ECC”) and to present the marketing opportunities available to companies wishing to become involved with sponsorship.

In 1994 a group of friends working for engineering contractors chartered three yachts and decided to race between their overnight destinations. The winner organised a similar holiday the next year and that is how the Engineering Challenge Cup (ECC) was born. From this humble and informal beginning, it has grown rapidly to the point when it is now the Mediterranean’s largest privately organised international roving regatta. Indeed, it has become so popular that for the first time this year the number has been capped at seventy yachts, without which it would have exceeded one hundred yachts. In 2008 the fleet will assemble in Bodrum, Turkey for the 15th years ECC week on May 3rd.
Each yacht represents a company associated with the engineering industry. Despite its size, it still remains an informal amateur event although the organisation has had to become more professional.

Positive exposure in front of this community, which includes many senior decision-makers, can greatly enhance your company’s profile and prospects within the engineering and related industries. The event has started to attract media interest from the yachting press, engineering publications and tourist organisations in the host country. As such it presents an important marketing opportunity and many important and long-term business and personal relationships are built up over the week.

In previous years the event has attracted some excellent sponsors who have provided clothing, services and other goods which have been very much appreciated by the participants. The sponsors have had their logo displayed on the crews clothing, links included in the official ECC website, advertisements in the ECC logbook, flags on the committee boat and stickers on the yachts. This has given excellent exposure to the sponsoring companies and many have increased their sponsorship in subsequent years.
Sponsors providing accessories or clothing will see their company benefit from the marketing exposure for many years to come, as the best quality items come back every year.

Your support to sponsor the event will be highly appreciated, and we will do our utmost to promote the sponsors during the event, and we will get some interest from the press.

During the ECC week Articles will be made available from the website, covering daily news and race results.


For 2008, there will be three standard packages of sponsorship, “Gold”, “Silver” and “Bronze” as outlined below and a custom package.

“Bronze” Package
Display a half A4 page full colour advertisement in the official skippers’ logbook, have a hyperlink from your company logo on the official ECC Website and display your company logo on the back of the official ECC polo shirt.
Costs: € 1.500,—

“Silver” Package
As “Bronze” package, plus logbook Advertisement on a whole A4 page and allowance for your company flag to be flown at the ECC Welcome Party and final Prize Giving Party.
Costs: € 2.000,—

“Gold” Package
As “Silver” package, plus your large company flag flown on the Committee boat and your company logo displayed on a sticker on every yacht (on backside max. size 20×20) in the fleet. This exclusive top sponsorship package will be limited to just one sponsor.
Costs: € 4.000,—

“Custom” Package
Your company could offer to fund or share the funding of accessory sponsorship opportunities. Company representatives gets the opportunity to give special attention for the company. If your contribution is over € 4.000,—you will also get included the Bronze or Silver package benefits respectively.

We could also discuss other options like having your name on the windward racing mark, providing coffee for the daily skippers’ briefings, a welcome pack for each yacht (e.g. wine, toast, coffee, etc), a buffet one evening, a live band, etc.

If you would like to receive more information about sponsoring please send an email with your preferred contact details to:
ECC 2008 Commodore Pieter van Beuzekom

Please also visit the ECC archives to obtain a better picture of what the event is like.