Couple Sails Around the World With Sponsors


Sponsoring a sailing race team is nothing new. Sponsoring a couple of newlyweds from Chicago as they make their way around the globe on a 35ft 1975 Hallberg Rassy Rasmus is a little different.

Following the advice of Mark Twain who said, "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover," Scott and Brittany Meyers have embarked upon a global sailing trip and are sharing that trip on their blog, Windtraveler, on Twitter and on Facebook.

On the blog, you can find a mix of post covering topics such as sailing tips, their wedding, their one year anniversary, the gear they outfitted their boat with, what it's like to live aboard a sail boat for an extended period of time and introspective pieces on life in general.

The pair have gathered together an admirable collection of sponsors for their trip including Red Bull, Moodejaw, Sailor Bags, Weber Grills and several others. You can read about how they worked with each sponsor here.

And be sure to check out the humorous Hygiene on the High Seas post.

by Steve Hall    Jul-27-11   Click to Comment   
Topic: Sponsorship