Warrior Sailing announces Markel sponsorship to heal and strengthen the lives of veterans through sailing.

Global insurance provider Markel has signed on to power Warrior Sailing’s continued impact on
the lives of wounded, ill, or injured veterans. This collaboration will provide financial support to
the program and assist with changing the lives of veterans through sailing. This announcement
comes as the program enters another summer of sailing in the Great Lakes. Graduates of
Warrior Sailing’s Nationwide training program will compete in the Chicago-Mac race which
starts from Chicago on July 23.

“We win when we create smiles at Warrior Sailing. As of this June we have graduated 561
wounded, ill, or injured veterans from our basic level course since we began Warrior Sailing in
2013. This collaboration will highlight graduates that are committed to continuing their journey in
sailing and competing on a bigger stage for the Chicago-Mac race. Our team at Warrior Sailing,
the veterans that participate in our program, and our continued outreach to make sailing
accessible to people that really need it for therapeutic reasons, are so unbelievably honored that
Markel has signed on as our partner.” – Ben Poucher National Director of Warrior Sailing

“Markel has a strong tradition of supporting local, national, and international organizations whose
missions align with the Markel Style,” said Tim Lucas, Director, Ocean Marine Underwriting at
Markel. “We are honored to collaborate with an organization like Warrior Sailing who not only
gives back to the marine community, but also honors those who have served and sacrificed in
preserving our freedoms.”

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