Hatteras Community Sailing is setting up as a nonprofit organization. We anticipate the IRS Approval to come through in a few weeks, if not less, for the 501(3)c status. This makes all Sponsorship Funding fall under the charitable tax deduction. While not tantamount, it is nice if supporting individuals and businesses can deduct their support on their tax returns.
Why do we need sponsors? Easy answer. We need boats for the kids to learn on and they aren’t cheap. We also need some funds for Insurance, US SAILING Membership, Instructor Training, Facilities Maintenance and Lease, and other administrative needs. Currently all instruction and administration is volunteer. With enough sponsors and members, the burden of consistent management can be run professionally.
Current Sponsorship Opportunities – note that all sponsors will get their business graphic and website url on the boat hulls and sails.
- New Optimist One Design Sponsor – $3500
- Used Optimist One Design Sponsor – $2000 (based on availability)
- New 420 Sponsor – $9700
- Used 420 Sponsor – $3500 (based on availability)
- New Nacra 17 Olympic Class Catamaran – $36,000
- New Nacra 15 Training Catamaran – $18,000
Other ways to help!
- Become a Supporting Member ($100) – Member Benefits include discount on lessons, free access to boats, social events, discounted program fees, etc.
- Become a Volunteer – Help is needed rigging and repairing boats, controlling kids, fixing docks, chase boat operators, party organizers, fundraising helpers, this list goes on and on….
- Smaller Contributions are welcomed! For rigging, dock repairs, insurance and administrative costs, and much more.
Our biggest need for the start of the program is for Optimists One Designs and 420 Team Boats. The organization would thrive with its seasonal programs with a fleet of 10 optimists and 10 420’s. The Olympic class boats will be in the cross hairs in a few seasons once the kids have mastered these less expensive training boats first.
As 2020 comes to a close, please spread the word to local and regional business owners who share our passion for seeing our youth on the water! Some businesses out there are actually looking for worthwhile charities to contribute and many need the write off on their books before the end of the fiscal year….. so now is the perfect time to make the need go viral!
To donate or become a business sponsor please contact us at:
Hatteras Community Sailing Inc
P.O. Box 102
Avon, NC 27915