On the eve of the start of the 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Race, a nine-month, 38,739 nautical mile voyager around the world, SportsPro is this week publishing the second edition of our annual Sailing Black Book.
Sailing sponsorship is a complex business, with a multitude of events and a wide variety of rights and rights holders. Writing exclusively for SportsPro in the September 2012 edition of the magazine, former World Match Racing Tour chief executive Jim O’Toole outlines the myriad options available to would-be sponsors – and the potential pitfalls that await.
The latest edition of Quick-Fire Questions sees the chief executive of the World Match Racing Tour, Jim O'Toole, at the helm. O'Toole provides insight into the challenges and opportunities facing the business of sailing as well as helpful advice for those looking to establish themselves within the sports business industry.
The May issue of SportsPro includes a major focus on the business of sailing.