MIAMI, May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Windhaven® Insurance, a Miami-based insurance carrier to some 4,000 local independent agents, has been chosen to sponsor Next Generation Team USA, a group comprised of extremely accomplished sailors who will represent the United States of America in the upcoming Red Bull Youth America's Cup, Jimmy E. Whited, Windhaven® Insurance CEO, announced today.
"We are proud to provide these young, hard-working sailors with the support and resources they need to showcase their talents and represent the United States of America on a world stage," said Whited. "Windhaven and Next Generation Team USA are natural partners because we both view teamwork, preparation and grit mixed in with some fun as the best way to compete and succeed."
The Red Bull Youth America's Cup -- a series of races of AC 45 Foiling Catamarans, June 12-21, 2017, in Bermuda -- is considered the Super Bowl or World Cup of sailing. At 45 feet, the AC45F boats are the same challenging watercraft used by professional sailors in the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series. While longer than a city bus, they deliver exceptional speed – sometimes more than 35 knots – when they rise above the surface water with only their foils touching the water.
Whited said the tremendous boat speeds, technical expertise of the young competitors and "organized chaos" they are expected to confront on Bermuda's Great Sound made sponsorship of Next Generation Team USA a perfect fit.
"Windhaven is a young, fast-moving group, built for growth that enjoys the challenge of strong competition," said Whited. "We also feel right at home in Bermuda. Our headquarters in Miami and our presence in Bermuda – both on the water, with wonderful sailing and boating communities -- make this sponsorship a good investment. We can conduct business while supporting this incredible team that represents our country in one of the most amazing events in the world."
Windhaven, which has written more than $1 billion in premium and served more than one million customers, is considered one of the fastest-growing private passenger auto carriers. The dramatic gains are attributed, in part, to Windhaven's wholly owned software company, ClutchAnalytics; which creates a digital distribution network where local independent agents can now sell auto insurance and additional insurance-related products and financial services online and in their retail places of business.
About Windhaven® Insurance
Headquartered in Miami, Windhaven® Insurance, has written more than $1 billion in auto insurance premiums since its establishment a decade ago. With offices in Tampa, Florida, and Dallas, Texas, and a technology company, ClutchAnalytics, in Austin, Texas, Windhaven® Insurance provides coverage to some 220,000 policyholders through some 4,000 local independent agents. An employer of close to 500 "Windies," South Florida Business Journal named Windhaven® Insurance among the "Best Places to Work" in 2015 and 2017. www.windhaven.com
Located in Austin, Texas, ClutchAnalytics is a B2B-2C software company dedicated to challenging how both traditional and new "fintech" insurance and financial service companies generate commerce. www.clutchanalytics.com
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