MMBA Regatta Sponsors
The tradition returns, potatoes for the big schooners were passed out at the 1999 Sponsors Luncheon.
This year's MMBA Sponsors Luncheon will be held on Friday, May 21st, 2004 at the St. Francis YC. During the regatta we have the support of the St. Francis YC (starting line), Sausalito Yacht Club (race committee boat), and Encinal YC (post-regatta party & raft-up). Listed below are the companies who sponsored our vessels in 2003. Links to Sponsors' sites are added as obtained, please let us know if your sponsor company has a website.
If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a Sponsor, please contact us at:
mastermariners (at) hotmail.com and it will be forwarded to our Sponsorship Chairperson, DeeDee Lozier.
Here are links for Sponsorship: Sponsor Application Form: sponsorform.doc (Word 2000) and information to order a company flag sponsorflags.doc (Word 2000). Information on on ordering sponsor flags is also listed on the bottom of this page.
American Ship Management, LLC (BENEFACTOR)
Commodore Club (BENEFACTOR)
SF Maritime National Park Assoc. (BENEFACTOR)
Grand Marina (BENEFACTOR)
Long Meadow Ranch Winery (BENEFACTOR)
McGee's Bar & Grill (BENEFACTOR)
San Francisco Bar Pilots (BENEFACTOR)
The Hitman Termite & Pest Control (BENEFACTOR)
West Marine Products (BENEFACTOR)
Westrec Marinas (BENEFACTOR)
W.K. McLellan Company (BENEFACTOR)
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Alameda Market Place
Alameda Yacht Club
American Rope & Tar
Barber & Gonzales Consulting Group
Bay Ship & Yacht
Berkeley Marine Center
Bristol Fashion Yacht Care
Buffalo Bill's Brewing Co., Hayward
Cass' Marina, Inc.
Comcast Media Services
Council of American Master Mariners
Davis Campbell Assoc.
Dry Creek Vineyard
Fresh Water Conservancy
Golden Gate Tall Ship Society
Hackworth & Co. Wooden Boat Insurance
J. Wine Company
Kelly's Mission Rock Restaurant
List Marine Enterprises
Marina Village Yacht Harbor
Patrick & Catherine Mulchahy
North Beach Canvas
Howard Myers of Peg Copple & Assoc. Floating Home Sales
Prudential California Realty
Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant
Rutherford's Boat Shop
Small Boat Shop, SF Maritime Nat'l Historical Park
Starbuck Canvas Works
Svendsen's Boat Works, Inc.
The Tide Book Co.
USS - Posco Industries
Weatherford BMW Auto Sales
Westar Marine Services
Wm. E. Vaughn Maritime Law Offices
Photos taken by Emily Riddell.
If you are sponsoring the MMBA regatta and do not yet have a house flag, this guide should help get you started. Your sponsorship funds help further participation and preservation of classic sailing yachts and are greatly appreciated. In addition to the good will you receive from our membership, you also get a great advertising opportunity with your flag. Since each flag is a custom work, the effort you take in creating a wonderful flag will help you get all the bang you can from your sponsorship dollar. A large and well designed flag that lets your name be known will pay great dividends. Also, a good flag will last many years so I urge you to do it right. This guide should help you get the job done.
Flags are an age old maritime tradition and a key part of our organizations roots when companies sponsored the old San Francisco Bay Schooners at our annual regatta. They'd fly their flags then and we continue the tradition today.
Your flag will be first viewed when your representative presents it to the skipper of the sponsored boat at the annual Sponsors' Luncheon. Each flag is shown in turn to the audience of about 150 or more. A great looking flag will help you get recognition right from the start! Just for clarification, sponsorship funds go toward the organization proper and not the sponsored yacht. However, your flag will fly from a previously selected yacht nonetheless. The presentation of your flag to the skipper is a ceremonial event and a great time to show off your flag.
To get your flag made, you first need to design the flag and determine the dimensions. Once the flag producer sees the design and you make arrangements, it takes about two to three weeks to get the flag produced. NOTE: It often takes longer than expected to get artwork approved so if you don't have camera ready art approved by April 15th, please contact the MMBA Sponsor Chairman.
Sponsor flags come in all sizes from about 18"x24" at the smallest to 36"x60" or larger. Larger sizes are encouraged as they will be easier for people to see and will provide you with more recognition. Of course, the proportions may vary as needed.
We recommend that you use Prestige Flags in San Diego, California. We do a lot of business with Prestige and have arranged advantageous rates, but we are not affiliated with them in any other way. The cost may vary depending on complexity of the design. The flags we typically use are made of a UV protected heavy nylon as the background with whatever color artwork and text cut out of other fabric, then glued and finally stitched on. The setup cost is $50 per design.
For a 36" x 60" flag it costs about $80-$85 or a total of about $135. Note that this may go up with more complexity or amount of text.
A 24" x 36" flag costs the $50 setup plus $55 for the flag or $105 total plus tax and shipping so not much more for a much bigger flag.
If your design has a lot of text or complex artwork and multiple colors, you may have to go with a less expensive silk-screened process. The silk screen process can handle more complexity easier but sometimes these come out looking a little cheap and generally do not last as long as a the more traditional cut and stitched flag.
The easiest way to get a flag made is to email a copy of your camera ready artwork as a .jpg file to Stu Fried at Prestige. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. See below for more contact info:
(800) 876-5155 ext. 217, Fax: 1-