Interesting sailing projects can be subsidized by companies in the industry - but it is not easy to get equipment or financial aid. Round-the-world sailor Uwe Röttgering describes how he succeeded and gives tips on how to get sponsors.
Röttgering has asked around in the scene of the sailors supported in this way and also reports on their experiences. In 1984, Wilfried Erdmann had great success with the search for helpers, and he received boxes of free equipment. It's more difficult today. Marinepool managing director Robert Stark explains that he receives up to 100 requests for support per month - from each of the 37 countries in which his company is active.
Erich Wilts, Bobby Schenk and Burghard Pieske also talk about their experiences, as does 20-year-old Johannes Erdmann, who sailed across the Atlantic with one hand thanks to sponsorship and a minimal budget. The general tenor, in summary: You cannot go on a trip with sponsors alone. But they also reveal the means with which they managed to sustainably improve the board cash.
In addition, Uwe Rötgering comes up with very specific calculation examples: What is the point of a story in a trade journal or in a general-interest magazine? What's left in a book? And how about a day before? The answers can be found in the new YACHT.