Siebel Sailors Program Now Accepting RFPs for Sailboats and RIBs

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US Sailing renews and expands its successful Siebel Sailors program to increase opportunities and diversity in the sport of sailing.

To support this expansion, US Sailing is seeking 50 to 100 single-handed dinghies, double-handed dinghies or multi-seater dinghies / retractable keelboatsand 20-30 Rigid inflatable boats (RIBs), engines and related equipment.

With these RFPs, US Sailing seeks to develop a strategic partnership with a manufacturer of vital equipment needed for the Siebel Sailors program. These partnerships are the lifeline US Sailing needs to bring sailing to underfunded communities and diverse populations.

Rather than a one-time partnership, this manufacturer would grow with the program, offering support to centers that rely on their equipment. This partnership may consist of a combination of cash sponsorship, in-kind value, or any combination thereof. Interested companies are encouraged to schedule a meeting with Mason Sheen to discuss potential partnership deals before submitting their bid. Proposals are due May 2, 2022.

As a community sailing program, Siebel Sailors seeks durable, heavily used boats that can last for multiple seasons with wear and tear. The complete requirements are available in the RFP documents, which can be found here: https://www.ussailing.org/education/youth/siebel-sailors-program.

Submit your proposal by email (with proposal attached) to Mason Sheen, Senior Partnership Associate, at MasonSheen@ussailing.org. Submissions will only be accepted electronically.

We will be hosting open calls for anyone who wants to ask questions and chat. If interested, request a meeting invite by emailing Mason Sheen. Proposals must be received no later than May 2, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. EST. PDF format for submission preferred.

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