Why Support?

A successful Olympic campaign is not solely achieved by an individual’s effort, but by the support of a strong community behind that individual. Chris has the support of US Sailing to provide a limited amount of resources. However, sailors must find financial support for their campaign through a variety of suppliers, sponsorships, and individual donations. Chris hopes to gain the support of his community and that you can become part of his team pursuing Olympic Gold.

Corporate Sponsorship

Sponsoring a potential Olympic sailor is a unique opportunity for any company. The Laser provides several options to market one’s brand on the sail, hull, and clothing, which will be proudly displayed around the world. For a company to be represented by an athlete, like Chris, that treats himself as a professional on and off the water, is a very valuable investment. If you are interested in being a title sponsor of his campaign, terms can be discussed by contacting Chris on the Connect page.

Gifts and Donations

Those interested in making a financial contribution to my campaign can make a tax-deductible donation through the Newport Harbor Sailing Foundation. The Foundation is organized as an IRC 501(c)(3), and your donation will be deductible for Federal and State income tax purposes. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated! I strongly encourage you to check out NHSF’s website by clicking here.

To make a tax-deductible donation by check, please write a check to Newport Harbor Sailing Foundation, write Chris Barnard in the memo, and contact for mailing address details.

If you can make a contribution to the campaign in any other way, I am always looking for housing, coach boats, transportation, etc. We are also available for coaching both individuals and teams. All forms of support are much appreciated!

NHS Foundation