Accomplished Sailor and Navigator With over 15,000 sea miles
… Could he be the youngest circumnavigator?
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Bio: From the first day, Zac Sunderland said hello to planet earth, it seems he was destined to live the sailor’s life. Brought home from the hospital to his first home, a 55' Tradewinds in Marina Del Rey, California, he was assigned his first bunk and listened to his mom tell the world of his birth over a single side-band radio...he never looked back.
Born to a family of yachtsman and shipwrights, Zac quickly grew sea legs, and at an early age was deciphering Lat./Longs., not streets and avenues. His three-wheeler youth was substituted with hoisting mains, jibs and mizzens. As he grew more confident under his dad's tutelage, Zac joined the family on sailing adventures to Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Mexico; there, developing not only his sailing skills but also adding to his experience with other cultures. When his shipwright father purchased a 51' Aleutian, Zac worked with him to outfit it for the cruising life, and after six months, the family left for a 3-year cruise of the Channel Islands, Baja, California and mainland Mexico. This period in Zac's life was the epiphany that all young men could envy. It instilled in him a love of the sailing life, a deep respect for the ocean, and the commitment and drive to pursue his dream; to someday circumnavigate the globe, single-handed. Since then, 16 year old Zac Sunderland, a home schooled 'A' student, has been preparing himself physically and mentally for that dream. He has been racing, crewing and delivering yachts of all sizes and value. He crews for delivery captains up and down the west coast, often given sole responsibility for navigating, sail trim and, resolving mechanical problems. In between studies and crewing, Zac will work on marina yachts, either on his own or under the wing of his shipwright father, up in the crows nest installing or repairing rigging, down below on a thru hull fitting, or maybe overhauling a diesel engine. Zac has recently purchased an Islander 36 with his savings and is in the process of acquiring sponsors to aid in the outfitting of the boat for world cruising. His experience and knowledge are broad and deep.
HE IS READY TO LIVE HIS DREAM
Objective: Zac is currently 16 and in the process of aquiring, sponsors to set in motion a quest to become, in the spirit of Robin Lee Graham, the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe alone.
Actively crewing and single handling up and down the west coast from Mexico to San Francisco Experienced sailor and navigator including:
1. Over 15,000 sea miles
2. Cruised with family for 3 years including local So. California islands, Baja California and mainland Mexico
3. Raced on sailing vessel Kiapa a Santa Cruz 55
4. Hundreds of watch captain hours
5. Crewed as first mate, watch captain and navigator on 75’ power boat from Ensenada, Mexico to San Francisco
Experienced in yacht repair: worked on numerous vessels over 50’ with fiberglass, rigging, plumbing and mechanics
Lived over 8 years on sail boats
Owned, repaired and sold several small sailing vessels
Traveled extensively in Mexico, UK, Australia and New Zealand
1. MVP Defense Football, Grace Brethren High School
2. Currently weight-training 6 days per week
Self-motivated home school student with 3.7 GPA ZacsWorldAdventure@yahoo.com 805-907-1946 Info@LifeSail.com 800-249-6213 tax deductable donation
Proposal: We are looking for major sponsors to provide us with the following:
1. Electronics package
2. Rigging including blocks and winches
3. Running rigging
4. Solar panels
5. Batteries and generator
6. OB engine
7. Bottom paint, LP paint
8. Single side band radio
9. Yard time
10. Retro fitting costs In return, this adventure will be highly publicized giving your company huge international publicity including the following:
1. A televised documentary
2. Running articles in Yacht World, Cruising World and other major yachting literature.
3. Book to follow with your company credits.
4. TV and radio news interviews and coverage ZacsWorldAdventure@yahoo.com 805-907-1946 www.LifeSail.com see Article Zac's 'Solo'
Benefits of Sponsorship Proposal:
Logo on main sail
Logo on sail covers and dodger
Logo on hull 3’ by 3’ X 2 sides (The voyage will be covered by national and international media and will provide enormous exposure for company or companies involved.)
Rights to video footage taken on trip
Rights to pictures taken on trip
Permanent advertisement on web site (est.1000 hits a day)
Merchandising and promotional rights
Press tour before and after The exposure for your company would be huge and the benefits unfathomable. Every yachtsman, both experienced and novice is looking for a proven product and a protégé. Our relationship will accomplish both goals. This is our intention.
Please contact project manager Laurence Sunderland to get on board Zac’s World Adventure. ZacsWorldAdventure@yahoo.com Laurence Sunderland: Project Manager 805-907-1946
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