Since its inception in 1988, the Classic has received generous support from our sponsors.
Before large sporting events were popular in Bermuda and Corporate Hospitality was common, trying to sell a new concept required a big leap of faith and we were delighted that the following shared our dream:
Pan Am Airlines
Bank of Bermuda
Elbow Beach Hotel and
Today we continue to receive generous support from our Major Sponsors:
Chubb, a proud sponsor of the 2018 World Rugby Classic, is the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company, and the largest commercial insurer in the United States.
With operations in 54 countries and territories, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. As an underwriting company, we assess, assume and manage risk with insight and discipline. We service and pay our claims fairly and promptly. The company is also defined by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength and local operations globally. Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London and other locations, and employs approximately 31,000 people worldwide.
Fairmont Southampton is the official hotel of the World Rugby Classic, accommodating many of the visiting International players, referees, wives and partners. Bermuda’s premier luxury resort offers extensive recreational facilities, including Willow Stream Spa with indoor pool, golf at the 18-hole par-3 championship Turtle Hill Golf Club, tennis, water sports and an impressive range of 10 restaurant options in the resort. A wide range of elegant accommodations are available, including the full-service concierge level, Fairmont Gold.
Gosling’s Ltd. Has been around since the year ‘dot’, so it should not be a surprise that they have been a sponsor of the World Rugby Classic for many of those years. They are delighted to continue this relationship as beer, wines, and spirits sponsor for the 2018 World Rugby Classic. You will not have experienced the Classic without indulging in a Dark n’Stormy TM or two! Gosling’s is not only the provider of the Dark with Gosling’s Black Seal Rum ®; they also provide the Stormy with Gosling’s Stormy Ginger Beer ®, which adds a new twist to the expression “still waters run deep”; a subtle revelation after you have enjoyed their “South Shore”.
Stop by one of their two Hamilton retail stores; the Wine Shop on Dundonald Street, or their Flagship store on the corner of Front Street and Queen Street. Either location will show you the extent of their portfolio of wines, spirits and beers. With a temperature controlled wine cellar storage for their customers, an “Olde World” style tasting facility and free deliveries island-wide, you have a selection and customer service better than almost any cosmopolitan counterpart.
2018 Team Sponsors
Allianz Risk Transfer and GOTOILS.US - Classic Eagles
AXA - Irish Legends
Chubb - Rugby Canada
Colonial Group - Classic Lions
Docksiders - Classic Springboks
Irish Rugby Tours - Classic Italians
MS Amlin - Classic Pumas
Conyer's Dill & Pearman - Referees' equipment
MS Amlin - Post padding
Pricewaterhousecoopers - Touchline flags