Sponsorship Information:
Barbados SUP Fest, June 4-5, 2017

Barbados SUP racing is back and better than ever! We are excited to announce the return of the Barbados SUP Fest on Whit Monday holiday weekend. This event now features two days of exciting racing with courses for all levels! Starting on Sunday with a 9 km downwind open water race from Miami Beach to Pebbles and finishing on Monday, June 5th with fun and furious sprint racing in beautiful Carlisle Bay.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) continues to be the fastest growing water sport in the world. Attendance at SUP race events is increasing significantly year after year, and we are following the trend in Barbados. We expect to double our turnout from 2016 for both racers and spectators. SUP has surely taken off in Barbados and we have seen exceptional growth since opening our doors in 2012. Local paddlers are taking their SUP skills to the next level, participating in open ocean down winders, SUP surfing and sprinting on race boards in Carlisle Bay. They are ready to compete and get on a podium!

Please help us grow this wonderful sport that has so much potential in Barbados. We can produce world champions if the sport is encouraged and athletes are recognized for their skills.

Why We Need Your Help!

In order to encourage the competitive spirit among paddlers and entice more paddlers to compete – both local and international – we are offering a cash purse of $10,000 BBD. The SUP Fest team cannot cover this alone, along with other event costs so we are asking sponsors to help us meet our $10,000 BBD cash purse goal and/or provide prize giveaways for our winners and/or swag for participant loot bags.

We strive to host events like the annual Beach Boy Race in Puerto Rico and the Coconut Cup in St. Croix, both offering $10,000 USD cash purses.

Our $10,000 BBD cash purse will be split among the top 3 winners in the following race categories:

  • Elite 9k Downwind
  • Elite Sprints
  • Open Men
  • Open Women
  • Boys Under 18
  • Girls Under 18

Other prize giveaways will be given to the top 3 winners of the following races:

  • Boys under 12
  • Girls under 12
  • Special Bright Water Kids Race
  • Family Fun Race

All race participants will receive a swag bag with giveaways from our sponsors.

Check out the fun we had last year at our first race event!

Why Sponsor the Barbados SUP Fest?

There are plenty of reasons you should feel good about sponsoring the Barbados SUP Fest. Here are just a few:

  • Barbados SUP Fest promotes a healthy and active lifestyle
  • Barbados SUP Fest is all inclusive, encouraging local and international participation of all levels
  • Event host, Paddle Barbados, has worldwide reach to a large and targeted audience through social media and international SUP magazines, and has been featured in Stand Up Journal and SUP the Mag in both print and online media.
  • Barbados SUP Fest is the largest paddle board race event in Barbados
  • 2017 is the “Year of Sports” in Barbados, as declared by Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc., so what better time to support a sporting event?!
  • The Barbados SUP Fest will highlight Barbados in a beautiful light, showing our pristine Carlisle  Bay, exceptional downwind conditions along the South Coast and favored Pebbles Beach.
  • Photos and videos will be produced after the event to showcase all that Barbados has to offer for SUP, and will be used in promotions for Barbados SUP Fest 2018

Sponsorship Levels

We appreciate your interest in becoming a Sponsor for the Barbados SUP Fest. Please review our sponsor levels below to see which will suit you best:

Platinum Sponsor $10,000 BBD

  • Media and social media mention
  • Recognition during event
  • Logo and hyperlink on all SUP Fest web pages
  • Logo in event video
  • Prominent logo inclusion on event T-Shirts
  • Prominent logo inclusion on event materials
  • Reserved space for tent and/or feather banners
  • Race registration fees waived for up to 4 employees
  • Right to use event logo

Gold Sponsor $5,000 BBD

  • Media and social media mention
  • Recognition during event
  • Prominent logo and hyperlink on sponsor page of SUP Fest website
  • Logo in event video
  • Logo inclusion on event T-Shirts
  • Logo inclusion on event materials
  • Reserved space for tent and/or feather banners
  • Race registration fees waived for up to 2 employees
  • Right to use event logo

Silver Sponsor $1,000 – 3,000 BBD

  • Media and social media mention
  • Recognition during event
  • Logo and hyperlink on sponsor page of SUP Fest website
  • Logo in event video
  • Logo inclusion on event T-Shirts
  • Logo inclusion on event materials
  • Reserved space for tent and/or feather banners
  • Race registration fees waived for  1 employee
  • Right to use event logo

Bronze Sponsor < $1,000 BBD

  • Social media mention
  • Recognition during event
  • Logo and hyperlink on sponsor page of SUP Fest website
  • Logo inclusion on event T-Shirts
  • Logo inclusion on event materials
  • Reserved space for tent and/or feather banners
  • Right to use event logo

Note to Sponsors

  1. Sponsorship may include cash or prize giveaways. Value of goods assessed at MSRP.
  2. Sponsors logos must be received by May 12th, 2017.
  3. Sponsor tents, banners or other promotional material to be supplied by sponsors by June 2nd

Take the First Step to Becoming a Sponsor for Barbados SUP Fest 2017

Please fill out the form below to request additional information and to begin your sponsorship for the Barbados SUP Fest 2017.

Sponsorship may include cash or prize giveaways. Value of goods assessed at MSRP.