The Treasure Island Sailing Center’s largest fundraiser of the year to support our youth scholarship fund! The BIG Team Regatta is a  corporate sailing challenge that will be held on Friday, September 27, 2013 at OCSC Sailing in Berkeley.  


Our goal: OCSC and GEL, which specializes in sailboat-based team building and leadership training, hope to raise over $50,000 to support the youth and adaptive sailing programs of the Treasure Island Sailing Center (TISC).

Three important reasons for regatta sponsorship:


Raise Money for a Great Cause.

Support the Treasure Island Sailing Center (TISC) youth and adaptive sailing programs, which has served over 10,000 participants with approximately 75% on scholarship for the past 11 years. TISC emphasizes full community involvement through offering unlimited scholarships to participants who come from economically disadvantaged families. Sailing teaches these youth many valuable life lessons and skills such as:

  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Responsibility
  • Critical thinking and decision making

Invest in Corporate Philanthropy.

  • Many companies are making an investment in their community to become more competitive
  • Corporate success in large part depends on the local environment - an appropriate infrastructure, the right types and quality of education for future employees, quality of institutions, and so on
  • A company's social initiatives can have great impact for the organization, including securing local and national PR
  • Help create value in the SF/Bay Area community and do the right thing by supporting TISC's sailing programs 

Take Advantage of a Huge Brand, Team and Customer-Relationship Building Opportunity.

  • Expert coaches will take a group of executives, staff or clients/customers, and transform them from non-sailors into racers!
  • Secure significant local and national PR for the company through press invited to cover the regatta (e.g., firm name on the mainsail, event photographers in regatta's photo boat, news story)
  • Your group will learn new skills, gel as a team and have a blast on the race course, all the while raising money for TISC

How you can help

  • Become a corporate sponsor by donating $5,000 to participate in this event with 4 co-workers
  • Donate to the BIG Team Regatta scholarship fund for TISC
  • Volunteer to help with this event
  • Make an In-Kind donation to this event, such as wine, gifts, catering, etc.


BIG Team Regatta 2013 Links

Big Team Regatta Information Kit


BIG Team Regatta 2012 Links

BIG Team Regatta Information Kit

BIG Team Regatta Press Release


Any help is very much appreciated. Every additional team and sponsored sailboat will make a huge impact on TISC's 2013 programs. To enter a team, provide an in-kind donation of food or other materials, or make a pledge and donate directly to TISC email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 415-421-2225. Advertising opportunities available at every sponsorship level.