Towergate Insurance

Towergate Insurance

April 26, 2011 12:25 ET

Towergate Climbs Aboard With Olympic Sailor Hugh Styles to Create Summer Yacht Maintenance Guide

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - April 26, 2011) - Towergate Insurance, the yacht insurance provider, is launching a series of videos featuring Olympic Tornado sailor Hugh Styles, and a supporting guide to help yacht owners keep their craft in top condition.

The video's run through the practicalities of seasonal preparation, highlighting what needs attention in and on the yacht, including rigging and sails, equipment, possessions and insurance requirements.

Managing Director of Towergate's Boat Insurance division, Nigel Mills, comments: "With Hugh's support, we've been able to put theory of our yachting guide into practise. For many, seasonal preparation is second-nature; however it's always useful to have a checklist, particularly when it can be viewed as a video and a written document. We're hopeful those with experience, as well as new owners, will find the information beneficial."

To view the videos and full guide, please visit http://www.towergateinsurance.co.uk/boat-insurance/tips-and-guides/prepare-your-yacht-1.aspx .

For risk management and insurance advice, please phone 0844 892 1987.

Notes to Editors

Towergate Insurance is a leading provider of boat insurance and part of the Towergate Partnership. The business has over 30 years experience in the marine sector and its team comprises experienced sailors.

This year the firm is giving a young dinghy sailor £2000 worth of sponsorship (winner to be announced) and is supporting the Sigma 38 Class Association National Championships (30 April–2 May) at the Weymouth & Portsmouth Sailing Academy, Bassenthwaite Sailing Club's annual Regatta (July) and the RS Tera National Championships (July) at Hayling Island Sailing Club.

Towergate Partnership is Europe's largest independently-owned insurance intermediary offering over 200 specialist insurance products and employing more than 3500 people in 100 offices.

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