Hamilton Announced as Official Partner of America’s Cup Event Authority Endeavour Programme
HAMILTON, Bermuda, October 14, 2015 – Hamilton Insurance Group (“Hamilton”), the Bermuda-based holding company for insurance and reinsurance operations in Bermuda, the US and at Lloyd’s, today announced its participation as an Official Partner of Endeavour, the America’s Cup youth sailing programme.
Funds donated by Hamilton will be used by the America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA), organizers of the Endeavour initiative, to purchase two Toyota HiAce vans to be used to transport students between the programme’s two bases in Bermuda – the East End base in St. George’s and the facility to be established in the West End at the Royal Naval Dockyard.
“Hamilton was founded with a focus on using technology to transform how business is done,” said Hamilton Re CEO Kathleen Reardon, “Through our charitable giving, we look for initiatives that hone our young people’s skills in this regard. They’re our future workforce and will need these skills to be competitive in the digital age we’re living in. Endeavour, with its grounding in STEM learning, is a natural fit with Hamilton, and we look forward to our partnership with its organizers and the students involved in this exciting and innovative programme.”
Hamilton joins sponsors Butterfield, Orbis and PricewaterhouseCoopers in supporting the Endeavour programme, which provides sailing experiences for local students aged 9 to 12 years old. The experiential learning programme leverages sailing and the America’s Cup to expose students to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) studies. The Endeavour curriculum includes a broad range of modules from health and nutrition to the math and physics behind sailing and yacht design.
About Hamilton Insurance Group
Hamilton Insurance Group is the Bermuda-based holding company for insurance and reinsurance operations that underwrite property and casualty risks in Bermuda, the U.S. and at Lloyd’s. The company leverages analytics and research to create underwriting and investment value for its clients and shareholders. For more information, please visit www.hamiltongroup.com.
About Endeavour and the America’s Cup
Endeavour is a youth-focused community sailing and educational program in connection with the 35th America’s Cup presented by Louis Vuitton. The mission is to provide unique sporting and educational opportunities through sailing for youths across all socioeconomic backgrounds. The America’s Cup is the oldest trophy in international sport, dating back to 1851. On December 2, 2014, Bermuda was named as the home of the 35th America’s Cup, with the iconic Great Sound as the racecourse area where the new America’s Cup Class boats (15-meter, foiling, wing-sailed catamarans) from each competing nation will race for the trophy in May/June 2017.