Future corporate sponsors -
Individual contributors -
Our sponsors share the vision that we can apply our resources to make this world a better place to live. They also
believe that we can influence the future generations by educating and inspiring them about the possibilities.
With the help of our sponsors, we will deliver on our promises quicker, and for that we are grateful!
If you would like to be part of this exciting endeavor as a corporate sponsor, and would like to collaborate with
us in your marketing efforts, as a future corporate sponsor, you can contact us for our sponsorship opportunities.
Also listed below are the donations that we received in the chronological order from individual donors - their
donations mean that they share our dream and that we are on the right track. Their contributions validate our dream,
and for that we are thankful. Future individual contributors can review their options here.
PLEASE NOTE that our past sponsors empowered us to carry out our mission from 2003 until 2020.
Please make sure to browse them as well.
Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Title Sponsor: How would you like to be associated with historic firsts? Think about a long term branding
opportunity which will last forever. Naming the Pacific crossing as a corporate challenge will buy you that distinction.
You will also earn the first right of refusal to name the remaining sections for more impact.
Did you know that Erden is planning a second circumnavigation by human power?
Boat Sponsor: The last team to use our boat named her Calderdale. The Boat Sponsor will have the naming rights
to this ocean rowing boat. The name may be a corporate brand or a message which supports our nonprofit mission.
Blade Sponsor: The Blade Sponsor will have have the right to place their logo or message on our oar blades. This
eye catching piece of equipment representative of the hardwork and dedication required in ocean rowing, is very visible
both in video footage and in images of the rowboat.
Summit Sponsor: The Six Summits Project will reach the highest summits on six different continents. We have this
opportunity available for six funding sponsors.
Education Sponsor: This category is open to additional sponsors who will specifically support our educational
initiatives. Our Educational Fund for Content and Communication will be replenished with this category of sponsorships.
Special Category sponsors: Working with the potential sponsors, we will identify specific areas of sponsorship
which will highlight their corporate branding. This creative approach will allow us to tailor the needs of our sponsors
for the most benefit from the human powered journey and the associated educational effort.
Peter Ackroyd & Joan Alworth
IN KIND GEAR AND SERVICE SPONSORS
Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG)
is a full-service, employee-owned naval architecture and marine engineering firm that supports owners,
operators and shipyards. They provided Erden with 3D scanning services of his plywood rowboat then modified
outlines to facilitate building a new composite rowboat. This build is still possible in the future.
Ironmark Law Group,
PLLC, provides legal services and counsel for small to mid-size companies, creatives and other
lawyers in the areas of intellectual property (copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets) and corporate
law. Ironmark serves a variety of individuals and entities within the United States and throughout
the World. They have been our legal counsel since the very beginning.
Marjinal Porter Novelli
is a well established advertising and PR services firm based in Turkey. They are the Turkish partner
of Porter Novelli, a US-based global PR company, since 2003. They offer total marketing communication
services which include consultancy, strategic planning, advertising, media planning & buying,
media relations, event management, promotional materials, web services and professional training. With
their professional help, our programs gained significant visibility in their markets.
WorldClinic is a unique medical
practice dedicated to providing first class medical and telemedical care to an exclusive group of corporate
executives, individuals, families, and residences that require an immediately available physician, at any
time, wherever they are. Dr. Daniel Carlin M.D. established WorldClinic in 1998, drawing on years of
experience as a medical officer in the US Navy and later as an expatriate volunteer. WorldClinic meets the
needs of people whose work and lifestyle frequently took them out of contact with modern medical care. Erden
has a medical duffle on his boat provided by WorldClinic and will have access to medical advice from the sea
by satellite phone should that ever be necessary.
BOB Trailers, Inc. (BOB stands
for Beast of Burden) makes quality single track trailers for long distance touring bicyclists.
They are also known for their quality strollers. BOB provided Erden with the reliable IBEX trailer
with suspension to carry his climbing gear to the mountains on the land phases of the human powered
journey, the Six Summits Project.
OrtliebUSA is the provider
for Erden's waterproof panniers, handlebar bags, and the associated mounting racks, all designed for
touring bicyclists that are always in need of durable gear. They say that Ortlieb material is
bulletproof, but fortunately Erden did not have to test that claim literally...
Fisheries Supply in
Seattle was where Erden shopped exclusively for parts and supplies. Fisheries Supply Company was
founded in Seattle, WA in March of 1928 by veterans of the fishing industry. Today with its
50,000-plus SKU inventory Fisheries Supply provides a convenient one stop shop for those planning
to venture out to open seas like Erden.