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World Ice Racing Circuit 2011

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World Ice Racing Circuit 2011

  1. 1. World Ice Racing Circuit™ 2011 World Tour Opportunity Overview
  2. 2. GTP Wind Vehicle <ul><li>The concept behind Grand Touring Prototype Student Competiton is </li></ul><ul><li>that a fictional manufacturing company has contracted a design team to </li></ul><ul><li>develop a small formula racing style IceBoat / LandYacht. </li></ul><ul><li>The prototype race Ice Boat / Landyacht is to be evaluated for its </li></ul><ul><li>potential as a production item. The target </li></ul><ul><li>marketing group for the race car is the non </li></ul><ul><li>professional weekend iceboat/land yacht racer. Each </li></ul><ul><li>student team designs, builds and tests a prototype </li></ul><ul><li>based on a series of rules whose purpose is both to ensure </li></ul><ul><li>onsite event operations and promote clever problem </li></ul><ul><li>solving.. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Overview <ul><li>A new spin on the oldest EXTREME SPORT, MADE FOR TV! </li></ul><ul><li>Green – Wind Powered, ICE! </li></ul><ul><li>Extreme – Speed & Thin ice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Man against Nature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Man against Man </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exotic Locations </li></ul>
  4. 4. Snow and Ice <ul><li>Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Asia </li></ul><ul><li>North America </li></ul><ul><li>Almost half the people alive experience winter. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Major Winter Event Cities <ul><li>St Paul, Minnesota </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago, IL </li></ul><ul><li>Montreal, Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Toronto, Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Moscow, Russia </li></ul><ul><li>Harbin, China </li></ul><ul><li>Seoul Korea </li></ul><ul><li>Sapporo, Japan </li></ul>
  6. 6. Starting point <ul><li>DN Class Iceboats </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple, home buildable, Small, Portable, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High Performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extensive engineering data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low Cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entering 4 rd season of Short track Racing </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. GTP Class Racing <ul><li>New Concept Class </li></ul><ul><li>Grand Touring Prototype </li></ul><ul><ul><li>102” Wide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>13’10 High </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Racing starts at 10:00 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A big design envelope </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small footprint (lower cost including transport) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. What it is… <ul><li>Sailing Worth Watching! </li></ul><ul><li>STORIES THAT INSPIRE! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tight, Fast, Easy To Follow. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ZCE zero carbon emissions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>World Class International Field </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Riveting Conflict </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Compelling Sport-Adventure Content; Internet & Television </li></ul><ul><li>Develop new wind power solutions. </li></ul>
  9. 9. What it does <ul><li>Provides a highly effective development arena for wind innovation. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transparent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast Cycle Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective Innovation </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. The Race Course – Fire on Ice <ul><li>Simple, easy to understand </li></ul><ul><li>Reaching (across wind) Course, Max Speed </li></ul><ul><li>Tested and Proven~ 400 meter course (1 lap/min) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plus robust courses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>5 – 10 Lap Races, 2-8 boats per heat, </li></ul><ul><li>Dramatic Axle to Axle Racing </li></ul><ul><li>Tight Turns, Passing, Spinouts, Crashes, pit stops </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous Camera Coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Develop robust wind technology </li></ul>
  11. 11. Events to Educate and Inspire <ul><li>The Great Western Challenge, Best Ice, MN </li></ul><ul><li>Fire on Ice, St Paul Winter Carnival, White Bear Lake, MN * </li></ul><ul><li>European WIRC Championships Mikolajki, PL* </li></ul><ul><li>WIRC Series Events; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wayzata – 4 events, 8 total weeks planned </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>White Bear Lake 3 events, 6 weeks planned </li></ul></ul><ul><li>* = Television Coverage Planned </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Players… Who will win?
  13. 13. The WIRC Boats <ul><li>GTP Grand Touring Prototype Iceboat </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>12’ Length </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>8’ Width </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>14’ Height </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>60 s.f. Sail/wing for Sponsor Placement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Racing starts at 10:00 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Stock” DN Class IceBoats basic dimensions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to 5x Wind Speed ~ up to 65mph </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Why this makes sense for your brand <ul><li>Great Spectator sport </li></ul><ul><li>Media coverage </li></ul><ul><li>International participation </li></ul><ul><li>Support by sailing enthusiasts worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition of the event throughout the world </li></ul><ul><li>The newest hottest thing there ever was on ice. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Extraordinary Placement Opportunities
  16. 16. We Seek <ul><li>World Class Brand Partners/ Sponsors to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be involved in a green / extreme sport, ZCE Racing and wind power development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grow to reach a global audience of America’s Cup scale! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entertain a large audience with the best sport available on TV or the Web. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. We seek <ul><li>Design/Racing Competitor Partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited entry, 20 teams maximum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University Affiliation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technical assistance from World Class Designers/Builders/suppliers </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Partners with an interest in Wind / alternative energy solutions. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Contact Information <ul><li>World Ice Racing Circuit, LLC. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mark “The Icemaker” Kiefer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Managing Member, World Ice Racing Circuit, LLC. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>612-284-4550 o </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>612-868-7947 m </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Skype: markkiefer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter: TheIceMaker </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.worldiceracingcircuit.com </li></ul></ul></ul>

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