Become a Sponsor

This challenge has the potential to have a huge, positive impact for those who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. 

To get to the starting line, the team are relying on the help of product and financial partners. The opportunities for sponsors from a branding and awareness standpoint are enormous. 

Become a Sponsor

This challenge has the potential to have a huge, positive impact for those who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. 

To get to the starting line, the team are relying on the help of product and financial partners. The opportunities for sponsors from a branding and awareness standpoint are enormous. 

PR

Our challenge has already received a lot of positive media attention nationally – The Daily Telegraph, ITV and Radio 5 Live, as well as in the local media. We will also be attending boat shows, festivals and other key events to promote the row.

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Media

We have engaged the services of Mave, a PR agency and Rampart PR, to raise the profile of the challenge and of the sponsors.

See all of our sponsors

TV

We will be filming before, during and after their challenge for a documentary. It will also provide a unique opportunity to “row test” products from sponsors and showcase them via YouTube live video streaming – a world first on an ocean rowing boat. We will also be linking up with the BBC to conduct live video interviews.

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Schools

We will support a schools program enabling us to teach children about geography, oceanography, meteorology, marine life, conservation and a host of other subjects.

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Research

We are supporting vital research into Parkinson’s disease, a condition that affects people as young as 20. Studies show there is the potential to redefine Parkinson’s and how it is treated.

Learn about our charities

Sponsor Packages

  • Full branding rights for the row, including: boat name to change to company name; challenge name to change to company name; boat branding, including prime positioning of logo on exterior and interior of boat and boat to change to organisation’s brand colours; 1 x oar to bear organisation’s logo/name, organisation to retain oar post row; organisation’s logo to feature on ALL team attire worn pre, during and post row; organisation’s logo/name to appear on boat’s trailer; organisation’s logo and web link to feature on rowtheindianocean.com homepage and on all social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • PR and promotional partner – involvement in press releases, press and launch events, photography, media interviews and all promotional materials
  • Media access – full access to live streaming and chats, photos and video footage
  • Product showcase – use of organisation’s products/services by crew and in boat
  • Access to crew – crew available pre, during (via satellite) and post row to talk to employees/speak at corporate or team-building events
  • Access to location mapping – office map in reception can pinpoint where crew are on any given day
  • Flag to mark end of row – crew to hold flag aloft to signal end of the row. Flag will bear the logo/tag of the lead sponsor
  • Boat to be displayed at sponsors office(s) either temporarily (six months) or permanently

“The Indian Ocean Row is a unique project combining a rare feat of human achievement, support for a number of charities and contributing to medical understanding of Parkinson’s and extreme exercise. William Hill is delighted to be supporting the Indian Ocean Row and we hope to raise a significant sum for some really important charities along the way.”

  • £7,000 – multiple opportunities
  • Organisation’s logo featured on boat
  • Organisation’s logo and web link to feature on rowtheindianocean.com sponsorship page and all social media platforms including FB and Twitter
  • Sponsor’s name and web link to be included in all press and promotional materials
  • Access to images and video footage from the crossing
  • 1 x post-race talk from the team on their experiences
  • £3,000 – multiple opportunities
  • Organisation’s logo featured on boat
  • Organisation’s logo and web link to feature on rowtheindianocean.com sponsorship page and all social media platforms including FB and Twitter
  • Sponsor’s name and web link to be included in all press and promotional materials
  • £2,000 – 2 oars per sponsorship
  • Logo and quote positioning on 1 x oar
  • Retention of the oar(s) post row
  • Our 500 club will get your organisation’s logo or name on the boat’s front and rear bulkhead and on rowtheindianocean.com sponsorship page.

The Indian Ocean Row 2018 provides a fantastic opportunity for any organisation to boost its profile and reputation by aligning itself with an incredible cause and an important piece of research by Oxford Brookes University into Parkinson’s. 

There are a variety of investment packages available, all tailored for different levels of investment and requirements. The sponsor packages are merely suggestions and not set in stone. We can meet all reasonable requests – subject to availability, logistics and contribution amount – if there is something specific you have in mind.

“We had the pleasure of meeting Billy just before the Great Pacific Race and agreed to become a sponsor as the row provided the perfect testing ground for our durable watches. We deal with many athletes and ambassadors and Billy stands out from the crowd because he understands the commercial aspects of these kinds of arrangements and has been such a great asset for our brand. From writing content to providing photography it is amazing how he manages to do so much in addition to his role as a fire fighter and massive fundraising efforts for charity.

Billy is one of those guys who does what he says and achieves more than promised no matter if it’s an extreme feat of endurance or arriving on time for a meeting. It’s a pleasure to be associated with him and I would suggest any organisation will get back more than they put in if they support him.”

Ian Elliot

Co-founder of “Animal” and CEO of Elliot Brown Watches

Our Sponsors

The journey to get to the start line can be as difficult as the actual row itself and as with many challenges, the work that goes into preparing and funding the event is often the biggest obstacle to overcome and would simply not be possible without the help and support of our sponsors.

A world first! For the first time ever on an ocean rowing boat we will be live streaming on YouTube.

It will provide an opportunity for sponsors, friends, family and everyone else to check in with us and see what life is really like on board an ocean rowing boat. The equipment has been supplied by Marine Camera Solutions.

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Together we can achieve more, join us on our journey!