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Beer drinking blasphemy? #75310
05/18/06 06:38 AM
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I have an ex college roommate who is a VP of a Major Beer Company (that ryhmes will Killer) who told me this when I suggested to him that him buying me a sail with the companies logo on it would be great advertising for his beer. He said: "But sailors aren't big beer drinkers."

Wha, Wha, Wha WHAT? Can this be true?

He said, "In comparison with Nascar fans or Bikers, sailors are waaaaay down the list. It would not be anything but a giant waste of money. It would be the same as if we sponsored the symphony".

I pointed out that it's not just advertising for the other sailors on the water but every other boater and those that can see me from shore etc etc etc but he would have none of it and I'm not getting my sail.

Does anyone out there know of any beer sponsorships of sailing or have you seen a beer sail? I seem to recall seeing a picture of a Coors sail sometime but it might have been photo shopped. I am looking for as many as possible so I can throw it back at him. I haven't given up yet.

HELP!
Greg


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Re: Beer drinking blasphemy? [Re: bullswan] #75311
05/18/06 06:56 AM
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Michelob sponored one of the Michigan 18 Squares back in the mid to late eighties. Big red letters the full heighth of the sail, easy to see from a mile away.


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Re: Beer drinking blasphemy? [Re: sparky] #75312
05/18/06 07:04 AM
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In the early 90's, our annual Division 10 (now OCRA), 30 boat regatta would go through a full keg at the Saturday night dinner. We are down to less than a 12 pack now. We go through 48 bottled waters at minimum. I suggest you find a friend in the bottled water business. Seems much more in line with their demographic anyway.


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Re: Beer drinking blasphemy? [Re: bullswan] #75313
05/18/06 07:32 AM
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Greg, you've never seen a Coronamaran?!?

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Re: Beer drinking blasphemy? [Re: bullswan] #75314
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I'd work the Miller scene. Slogan: You can always luff up to Miller beer, thats right, you will never be denied cause Miller beer are the warm ones left in the cooler water long after the ice has melted and the commitee boat has gone .......Get outa here with that piss man <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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I have an ex college roommate who is a VP of a Major Beer Company (that ryhmes will Killer) who told me this when I suggested to him that him buying me a sail with the companies logo on it would be great advertising for his beer. He said: "But sailors aren't big beer drinkers."

Wha, Wha, Wha WHAT? Can this be true?

He said, "In comparison with Nascar fans or Bikers, sailors are waaaaay down the list. It would not be anything but a giant waste of money. It would be the same as if we sponsored the symphony".

I pointed out that it's not just advertising for the other sailors on the water but every other boater and those that can see me from shore etc etc etc but he would have none of it and I'm not getting my sail.

Does anyone out there know of any beer sponsorships of sailing or have you seen a beer sail? I seem to recall seeing a picture of a Coors sail sometime but it might have been photo shopped. I am looking for as many as possible so I can throw it back at him. I haven't given up yet.

HELP!
Greg

Re: Beer drinking blasphemy? [Re: BobG] #75315
05/18/06 09:05 AM
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Greg, Your old roommate is probably a nascar fan. I'm sure he's correct about the demographics, but if you are on the water enough(every weekend) your idea would give him more bang for his buck. A sail is much cheaper than advertising in those sports. I have to agree that Miller is not a beer I'd choose. Do you have any micro breweries around you up there? They don't have as much $ to spend, but at least you could feel you were advertising a hip beverage! I can't sell Bud on my bar even when someone is paying the tab. In other words, I can't give it away. Sam is my big seller. <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

Re: Beer drinking blasphemy? [Re: Brian_Mc] #75316
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Heineken was a major sponsor for the 2004 Nationals.
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They are also sponsoring the Madcatter.


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Re: Beer drinking blasphemy? [Re: bullswan] #75317
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i think your friend may be right. not that beer doesn't have enough 'class' but that his brand is lacking. do they offer a premium beer? i can't think of one. i agree the premium beers would do better advertising through sailing. i'd love to have st pauli girl, highlander gaelic, harp, bass(!) or hey- dead man ale- advetised on my sail

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Re: Beer drinking blasphemy? [Re: pbisesi] #75318
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Wasn't Whibread a beer company?

Re: Beer drinking blasphemy? [Re: sail7seas] #75319
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A DAMN good pale ale from the UK. Popular here years ago, (before microbreweries popped up on every corner)


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Re: Beer drinking blasphemy? [Re: bullswan] #75320
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I think the issue here is whether sailors in general are drinking as much beer as they used to. And I would think NOT. It has to do with age, and it has to do with money. <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />

Re: Beer drinking blasphemy? [Re: Mary] #75321
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At a recent regatta, one fellow was slamming beers at the a.m. skipper's meeting (a big thud every time one hit the metal trash can) he stuck out like a sore thumb. In retrospect, twenty years ago I would have never given it much thought (and may have joined him).

With the newest generation of sailors, they'd have to be dying of thirst to drink your soda.

Water is where it's at!


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Re: Beer drinking blasphemy? [Re: _flatlander_] #75322
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Water is where it's at!
Water is a good start but, being out in the sun, sodium replenishment is also important. For sailing, a sports drink with with low sugar content would be wise.


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Re: Beer drinking blasphemy? [Re: hobie1616] #75323
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Common sense like that is going to make it more difficult to get beer sponsors for regattas! <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />

Re: Beer drinking blasphemy? [Re: hobie1616] #75324
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Mike, Now you're getting all practical on me. From an advertising perspective...the "kids" drink water, and maybe a brew from time to time, but NO soda.


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Re: Beer drinking blasphemy? [Re: _flatlander_] #75325
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A DAMN good pale ale from the UK. Popular here years ago, (before microbreweries popped up on every corner)


Still a good brew.


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Re: Beer drinking blasphemy? [Re: David Ingram] #75326
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dont forget Heineken also at
www.arubaregatta.com

Re: Beer drinking blasphemy? [Re: hobie1616] #75327
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Water is where it's at!
Water is a good start but, being out in the sun, sodium replenishment is also important. For sailing, a sports drink with with low sugar content would be wise.


I would think that bow spray to the face would be adequate replenishment. <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

Re: Beer drinking blasphemy? [Re: Mary] #75328
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Common sense like that is going to make it more difficult to get beer sponsors for regattas! <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />


BUT! A lot of beer distrubutors also distribute other beverages. There is always another angle to explore.

Clayton

Re: Beer drinking blasphemy? [Re: Clayton] #75329
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Since you are in NH, drive on down to Boston and talk to the nice folks at Sam Adams. They gave me a bunch of free beer for a little get together I had several years ago (10?) and said they would have given MORE but they had already hit their "budget" by sponsoring the Volvo Horse Jumping in VT that year. But show them some pictures of boats with good sail graphics, like Tommmy Bahamma, or something like that, and tell them that THOUSANDS of people on the BEACH will see it, and you can't even BUY a beach front bill board like that! Show them the pictures of the Heineken sponsored boats.

BTW, Budwieser does sponsor the Sarasota Labor Day regatta, big truck with taps, free Bud, even the Bud Girls in Bikini's were there!

But you have to get to the guy who writes the checks and show him how cool it is to have his logo out there on the beach every weekend.

Water? Powerade is sponsoring the Tybee. Talk to Gatorade, or Coke, get a Dasani sponsorship. And what about Red Bull? I thought I saw their stuff on a Tornado sails.

I think the decrease in drinking at regattas is more due to the increse in DWI fines than anything else. I know I will only have two if I have to drive home later. But if I'm staying over, no limits! <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" />

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