Our SponsorsOur partners are critical to our ability to deliver our mission of promoting excellence in sailing and sailboat racing. Please click on the sponsor and supplier names to find out more about them and their contributions to US SAILING and the sport. We are proud and appreciative of our partners and hope you will support them by using their products.
|US SAILING Sponsors|
|Sperry Top-Sider||Rolex Watch U.S.A.|
|Gowrie Group||Bow Down Training|
US SAILING can provide a high-profile platform for developing businesses, building brands, and creating marketing programs. From our Championship events, to the US Sailing Teams and youth programs, our staff will work with you to create a tailored partnership that suits your needs. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Dan Egan, US SAILING Marketing Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 1935, Sperry Top-Sider has been the leading brand of footwear for those with a Passion for the Sea®. From its introduction of the world%u2019s first siped rubber outsole for non-marking traction to advanced technical fabrication to combat the elements, Sperry Top-Sider remains the vanguard of high-performance amphibious footwear for life and activities in, on and around the water.Available around the globe in independent, marine, outdoor, department stores and on www.sperrytopsider.com, Sperry Top-Sider is the official footwear of the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regattas, Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week, the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider and the National Safe Boating Council.
Since Rolex Watch U.S.A. first presented timepieces to America's Cup defenders in 1958, the company has consistently recognized and encouraged excellence in every important arena of competitive sailing, including Olympic Games, preparation, US SAILING Championships, disabled sailing, and numerous offshore, one-design and women's events. In 2006, Rolex returns for its tenth year of sponsoring US SAILING's Adult National Championships. The eleven-event series provides unparalleled competition in identically matched boats where winning is a matter of teamwork and strategy. Since 1997, Rolex's sponsorship has provided grants to host clubs for the purpose of improving competition and subsidizing clinics. Rolex has also sponsored the prestigious Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards since 1980, recognizing outstanding on-the-water achievement. In addition, Rolex sponsors the Rolex Miami OCR, annually bringing together the best sailors world-wide in all Olympic classes to compete against each other in Miami, FL.
For more information on Rolex please visit www.rolex.com.
Chubb is the Official Insurance Carrier of US SAILING.
US SAILING and Chubb have worked together for several years to provide US SAILING organizations with comprehensive insurance packages. The highly successful Burgee Program, which provides sailing organizations with a full range of insurance options to run regattas, borrow boats, teach sailing, weather storms, and much more, is currently used by more than 600 yacht clubs across the country.
The Chubb Corporation was formed in 1967 and was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1984. It ranks among the top 10 publicly traded insurance organizations based on revenues in the United States. With more than 10,000 employees throughout North America, Europe, South America, and the Pacific Rim, Chubb serves property and casualty customers from more than 130 offices in 31 countries. Chubb works closely with 5,000 independent agents and brokers worldwide.
For 126 years, Chubb has stood for outstanding claim service, integrity and financial strength. We underwrite conservatively and invest prudently. We do not believe in jeopardizing the company's financial strength by engaging in risky strategies to reach for higher premium growth and investment returns. Our
investment portfolio has zero exposure to subprime mortgages, and we had the foresight to exit the credit default swap business in 2003, as described on Page F-27 of our 2007 Form 10-K.
Chubb's financial results stand out in the industry. Amid the losses reported by some others in the first half of 2008, Chubb had net income of $1.1 billion. We are in the business of assuming risk, but we are also in the business of prudence. An insurance policy is a promise to pay, and we take our promises
seriously. That is why we guard our financial strength so zealously.
In today's market, Chubb's conservatism is looking better and better.
For more information on Chubb please visit www.chubb.com.
Atlantis is the official technical and casual apparel partner of the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics. Atlantis WeatherGear outfits the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics, US Disabled Sailing Team AlphaGraphics, and 35 athletes on the under 18 and under 23 youth development teams.
Atlantis WeatherGear is a leading US-based apparel company. Headquartered in Marblehead, Massachusetts, Atlantis develops high-quality, technically-advanced outerwear for the marine environment. The company is focused on the design and development of great products built for the things sailing and boating enthusiasts do on and around the water.
For more information about Atlantis WeatherGear, please visit, www.atlantisweathergear.com.
Zim Sailing, headquartered in Warren, RI is the fastest growing manufacturer of one-design sailboats in North America. Currently, Zim manufactures and distributes the Optimist, Club 420, CFJ and the Byte CII. Zim’s customers include High Schools, Colleges, Yacht Clubs, Community Sailing Centers and the passionate dinghy sailor. Zim boats have won several local, regional, National and North American championships since the company’s creation in 2008. Zim is dedicated to the success and growth of dinghy sailing. Zim’s experienced staff and support vehicles can be found at many regattas. For more information please visit www.zimsailing.com or email email@example.com.
Hobie Polarized is a leading designer, developer, marketer and distributor of polarized eyewear. The brand’s innovative lens technology allows total glare reduction, 100% UV protection, enhances contrast and provides optimum visual acuity. The company’s products are sold worldwide and are used by watermen at all skill and lifestyle levels. The Hobie Polarized headquarters is located in Plainview, New York.
For further information, please visit the company’s website at www.hobiepolarized.com.
Old Pulteney Single Malt Whisky is crafted at Pulteney Distillery in Wick, Scotland. The distillery was founded in 1826 by James Henderson at the height of Wick’s herring boom. The distillery lies in the heart of ‘Pulteneytown’, which was one of the most important and biggest herring fishing ports in Europe.
Old Pulteney Single Malt whisky has a long standing association with the sea and is known as the “Maritime Malt.” Its carefully crafted taste carries the windswept and rugged character of the North, the salty and fresh air of the North Sea, and the distillery’s rich maritime heritage runs through every drop of this fine malt. Old Pulteney is a sponsor of US SAILING's Speaker Series Program, and various US SAILING Adult Championships.
For more information about Old Pulteney please visit www.oldpulteney.com/.
West Marine has a long history of providing benefits and support to US SAILING, its members, events and programs. West Marine joined US SAILING in 1997 to sponsor the inaugural USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival held in Rochester, NY. Thanks in large part to West Marine's support, the event was a tremendous success, introducing more than 250 children to the fun of sailing in a non-competitive atmosphere. Since then the Junior Olympic Sailing Festivals have spread nationwide and grown to more than 20 events a year, with over 4,000 youth sailors participating. Today, in addition to the role as a sponsor for the Junior Olympic Festivals, West Marine sponsors the US Youth Sailing Championship, is presenting sponsor of the Safety-At-Sea seminars, and supports numerous other events with equipment and offers valuable benefits to US SAILING members.
Since its inception in a Sunnyvale, CA, garage as West Coast Ropes, West Marine has been dedicated to supplying and servicing boating-related products that provide outstanding value to retail, catalog and wholesale customers. Over the past three decades, West Marine has grown to offer more than 50,000 products, ranging from the rope that started it all, to the latest in marine electronics, expert advice and convenient shopping by either phone, fax, mail, and of course the Web. Today, West Marine has more than 400 West Marine stores and Boat U.S. Marine Centers in 38 states, Puerto Rico and Canada.In addition to its retail stores and Port Supply wholesale divisions, the company serves boaters in more than 150 countries worldwide through its mail order and Internet divisions. West Marine is publicly traded as WMAR on the NASDAQ exchange since 1993.
Gill is an official sponsor of the Junior Olympic Sailing Program, the U.S. Youth Sailing Championship and the Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championship.
Gill, an apparel and accessories leader in the worldwide marine industry for over two decades, specializes in high tech, breathable waterproof clothing. The company tests, designs and markets a variety of performance-oriented, award-winning apparel and accessories for virtually every type of boating activity with product lines that include foul weather gear, interactive layering systems, footwear, gloves, yachting watches, bags, junior gear, scholastic gear, and team wear.
For more information on Gill please visit www.gillna.com.
Harken is the Official Hardware Supplier and sponsor of the US Sailing Team. Harken will supply the members of the US Sailing Team with the highest quality hardware, ensuring that the Team-members will be able to focus more on getting ready for the on-the-water challenges ahead.
Harken is the category leader in sailboat hardware for the classes sailed in the Olympic and Paralympic games. Since its inception, Harken Yacht Equipment has been dedicated to Innovation, Reliability, Technology and Service, the cornerstone to what all top sailors seek in technical partners when outfitting their campaigns. Harken's breakthrough Carbo AirBlocksand other leading products help athletes get to the medal stands around the world.
Harken, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative sailboat hardware and accessories. Headquartered in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, Harken manufactures in USA and Italy. Their network includes offices in Rhode Island, California, Florida, France, Italy, Japan, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
For more information on Harken please visit www.harken.com.
Team McLube, a division of McGee Industries in Aston, Pa., has strengthened its support of the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics (USSTAG) as official supplier of dry film lubrication. Team McLube's products, coupled with an increased financial contribution, will help Team members sail around the course more smoothly and efficiently. Team Mclube delivers a trio of high-tech products designed to make everything that moves on a sailboat perform more efficiently and with less friction. Their products bond to the surface like a paint - lasting a year or more even in the harshest environments. Designed to be dirt and water repellant to keep surfaces clean and friction free. A perfect solution for sails, rigging, hulls, sail tracks, genoa cars, batt cars, telltales, sliding hatch doors, and much more.
Here’s what Erin Maxwell and Isabelle Kinsolving, USSTAG members and 2008 Women’s 470 World Champions say about McLube products …."Thanks to McLube OneDrop, our blocks and onboard systems run better than any other country, and thanks to Hullkote Speed Polish our blades slip through the water with minimal disturbance!"
Team McLube's parent company, McGee Industries, Inc. has been creating and producing definitive lubrication technology and providing lubrication solutions for more than 50 years. McGee Industries, Inc. is based in Aston, Pa.
For more information on McLube please visit www.mclubemarine.comor call 888-262-5823.
Landfall is a leading source of marine safety and navigation equipment, and is deeply committed to making your sailing experience safe and enjoyable. Landfall will team up with US SAILING as a supporter of the popular Mount Gay Rum Speaker Series and US SAILING?s highly-regarded Safety at Sea Seminars. The Speaker Series brings top-level speakers to yacht clubs and sailing organizations around the country. Landfall will help support the Safety at Sea programs, which prepare sailors for safely conducting offshore passages, by providing current information about safety requirements, products and strategies.
Founded in 1975, Landfall is a major supplier of both products and expertise in marine safety, navigation, and outfitting. Customers include boat owners, emergency rescue personnel, and commercial and naval interests around the world. The staff at Landfall is comprised of sailors, and the company supports a variety of regattas and race committees around the country.
For more information on Landfall please visit www.landfallnavigation.com or call 1-800-941-2219
Gowrie Group is proud to partner with US Sailing to offer specialized insurance solutions to its individual members, yacht clubs, community sailing programs, and sailing associations. Gowrie Group is the largest independent marine insurance group in the US and is ranked in the top 75 independent insurance agencies in the US. Gowrie's 135+ dedicated professionals are primarily located in the company's main offices in Westbrook CT, Darien CT, North Kingstown, RI, and Newport RI.
Gowrie’s solutions for US Sailing members include:
• Specialized yacht club insurance. The Burgee Program, the only comprehensive insurance program developed to meet the distinctive needs of yacht clubs and sailing organizations.
• One-Design insurance program. Our insurance program to meet the unique needs of One-Design sailors. You can get a quote and purchase the policy instantly online.
• Boat and yacht insurance. We offer cost effective options for all types of boats – racers, cruisers, power, mega yachts, and more.
• Beyond marine. Gowrie offers insurance solutions to protect more than just your boats; Gowrie has insurance programs for homes, automobiles, valuables, horses, businesses, and more.
Bow Down Training is part of Jaguar PT Programs. Over the past five years, Jaguar PT's health and training professionals have been gathering and analyzing data while training athletes; from junior levels to the more advanced (Professional and Olympic athletes). Combining this research and hands on experience, with state of the art program design and web technology, Jaguar PT has created Jaguar PT Programs.
Whether the program is built for a team or an individual, it is designed to produce the tools to train and prepare the body for whatever the goal might be. There is a scientific and proper way to train for each sport. By preparing the bodies energy systems correctly we can give the athlete an advantage even before competition starts.
For more information about Bow Down Training's Programs please visit, bowdowntraining.com.
SWITLIK is proud to be a sponsor of the 2011 U.S. Youth and Junior Sailing Championships, the pinnacle of performance dinghy sailing for America’s young adults. These fine young sailors exhibit the same type of drive, performance and perseverance that goes into every SWITLIK product.
Established in 1920, SWITLIK has been family owned and operated for four generations. Known worldwide as a manufacturer of the highest quality personnel safety and survival products for the marine, aviation and military/government markets, SWITLIK products are designed and manufactured in the USA to meet the toughest performance standards.
From the world's finest race marks to the most trusted survival equipment and technical protective clothing, SWITLIK products are defined by Quality, Performance and Innovation. Every day, in all we do.
SWITLIK - Simply the best for over 90 years. For more information, please visit www.SWITLIK.com