US Sailing, Gowrie/Chubb Announce Multi-Year Sponsorship Extension

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (June 11, 2014) – US Sailing, the National Governing Body of the sport, announces a new multi-year sponsorship extension with Gowrie Group and Chubb Insurance.Gowrie Chubb logos

US Sailing Executive Director Jack Gierhart commented, “For years US Sailing has taken great pride in working with Gowrie Group and Chubb to offer sailors the best marine coverage and safety resources around. We are thrilled to know that US Sailing members will continue to have access to these specialized insurance programs and valuable resources. We are also grateful for their ongoing support of US Sailing and their commitment to fostering a safe environment for sailors on and off the water.”

Carter Gowrie, Gowrie Group’s CEO, shared, “We are proud of our long-term relationship with US Sailing and our ability to help sailors, not only with their insurance needs, but also with knowledge and resources. Many of us at Gowrie at sailors and boaters, so this partnership is really meaningful to us.”

Gowrie and Chubb continue to bring creative resources to support US Sailing’s constituents across the country. “From creating safety tools for yacht clubs and supporting junior sailing programs through the Chubb Champs, to providing educational resources via the US Sailing Leadership Symposium and protecting clubs via The Burgee Program – Chubb and Gowrie are committed to advancing the goals of US Sailing. We are sailors, educators and flag officers ourselves. We see this longstanding partnership as an expression of our mutual commitment to our sport,” said Ed Gumbrecht, Gowrie Group’s President.

Gowrie Group, the nation’s leading marine insurance provider, has been offering custom marine insurance programs to all US Sailing members for over 15 years as part of this partnership. These insurance solutions are some of the most valuable benefits that US Sailing extends to its membership base. Gowrie’s insurance programs meet the needs of all types of sailors and sailing organizations, including racers, cruisers, yacht clubs, community programs, and more.

Gowrie’s primary offerings for US Sailing members include:

  • The Burgee Program: Specialized insurance solution developed to meet the needs of yacht clubs, community programs, and sailing organizations. Nearly 1,000 sailing organizations are part of the program. This program is underwritten by Chubb and managed by Gowrie Group.
  • One-Design Insurance: Insurance tailed to meet the needs of one-design sailors in over 150 classes.
  • Crew Medical and Health Insurance: Worldwide health insurance coverage for professional sailors, coaches, instructors, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes, collegiate sailing athletes, paid crew/captains, and international cruisers.

Chubb Insurance has played a central role in supporting US Sailing National Championship events. They will continue their position as title sponsor for the widely popular Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championships.

Gowrie will continue to have a strong presence at many US Sailing events and forums. In 2014 and 2015, they will be a featured sponsor and contributor to US Sailing’s National Sailing Program Symposium (NSPS) and Regional Symposiums.

Gowrie Group and Chubb Insurance will continue their recognition as sponsors for ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami and title sponsor for the regatta’s awards dinner after-party. Gowrie is also a sponsor of US Sailing’s National Team Tour, a nationwide presentation series that brings the excitement of high-performance Olympic and Paralympic competition to local sailing organizations.

About US Sailing
The United States Sailing Association (US Sailing), the national governing body for sailing, provides leadership, integrity, and growth for the sport in the United States. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, US Sailing is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. US Sailing offers training and education programs for instructors and race officials, supports a wide range of sailing organizations and communities, issues offshore rating certificates, and provides administration and oversight of competitive sailing across the country, including National Championships and the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. For more information, please visit

About Gowrie Group
Always on Watch. As one of the nation’s Top 100 independent insurance agencies and the largest independent marine insurance group in the US, Gowrie Group provides total risk management services to individuals and organizations with complex insurance needs. Gowrie Group offers comprehensive insurance solutions matched with trusted advice and a commitment to service excellence. Gowrie Group’s portfolio of offerings includes commercial, home/auto, equine, and yacht insurance, as well as employee benefits solutions and safety services. The company’s 140+ professionals service clients across the US from offices in Westbrook CT, Darien CT, Newport RI, North Kingstown RI, and Marshfield, MA. Gowrie is endorsed by US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport of sailing. For more information visit or call 800.262.8911.