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Sailing - 27 Sep 2004
Global Challenge Race Week kicked off on a high note, with the official announcement of the last three yacht sponsors for the Global Challenge 2004/05 - Samsung, Pindar and the Isle of Sark.
Sailing - 13 Sep 2004
Adecco SA, the worldwide leader in HR Solutions, is pleased to announce that it has become a 'Supporter' and Official HR Solutions Supplier of the 32nd America’s Cup. Building on its earlier role as HR Solutions Provider to the 31st America’s Cup in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2000, Adecco SA will now assist the 32nd America’s Cup with all aspects of Human Resources, through to the final Match in 2007.
Sailing - 07 Sep 2004
Clipper Ventures plc, the marine events group chaired by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, is pleased to announce the launch of its new website today, Tuesday 7 September 2004.
Sailing - 03 Aug 2004
The Royal Ocean Racing Club is pleased to announce plans for the 2005 Admiral’s Cup, to be held at Cowes, Isle of Wight, from Saturday 9th to Sunday 17th July 2005.
Sailing - 21 Jun 2004
AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 14 June 2004 - Emirates today announced that the airline will support Team New Zealand in its challenge for the next edition of the America’s Cup, the world’s premier yacht racing event.
Sailing - 07 Jun 2004
Nestlé Nespresso SA, the leading premium-portioned coffee company, and AC Management, official organizers of the next America’s Cup, today announced the signing of an event 'Supporter' agreement appointing Nespresso as the official coffee of the 32nd America’s Cup.
Sailing - 01 Jun 2004
Leading sailing clothing manufacturer, Henri-Lloyd, has been appointed as Official Technical Clothing Supplier to the Clipper 05-06 Round the World Yacht Race.
Sailing - 28 May 2004
In a major step for windsurfing, global drinks brand Nestea have confirmed their status as Title Sponsor of the PWA Racing World Tour.
Sailing - 29 Mar 2004
Challenge Business today announced La Rochelle as the final stopover port for the Global Challenge, bringing significant value to this prestigious round-the-world yacht race.
Sailing - 26 Mar 2004
The first three Acts in the four-year story of the 32nd America’s Cup will take place during September and October, 2004, with three regattas to be sailed at two different venues.
Sailing - 03 Mar 2004
March 1 2004 was the deadline for receiving bids to host the 2007 ISAF World Sailing Championships. From an initial list of thirteen bidding venues, the venues have reduced to eight.
Sailing - 09 Jan 2004
London, England, January 9, 2004 – Record breaking British round-the-world yachtswoman, Emma Richards, today announced plans for her next major sailing challenge, the Volvo Ocean Race 2005-06. Richards, 29, is teaming up with America’s Cup star Mike Sanderson, and at the launch of their campaign in London, they announced an unexpected addition to their team in golfing legend, Colin Montgomerie.
Sailing - 08 Jan 2004
London, UK, 8 January 2004: Clipper Ventures plc, the AIM-quoted ocean racing company, takes great pleasure in announcing the start of its Clipper 05-06 Round the World Yacht Race. The date has been set at Sunday, 18 September 2005, with the starting gun to be fired at midday.
Sailing - 12 Dec 2003
New York, December 12, 2003 - Team Alinghi, winners of the America's Cup 2003, will host a new event, the UBS Trophy, Newport, Rhode Island from June 19 - 26, 2004. UBS, the global financial services leader, will be the title sponsor of the event, with co-sponsors, local sponsors and suppliers announced next spring.
Sailing - 29 Oct 2003
Clipper Ventures PLC has today selected the port of Fremantle as the first-ever Australian stopover for the prestigious Clipper 2005 Round the World Yacht Race. The AIM listed company chaired by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston also announced that the State of Western Australia will sponsor one of the ten yacht entries in the competitive event.
Sailing - 27 Oct 2003
Sports marketing company Fast Track is riding on the crest of a wave after brokering a £1.8 million deal for Liverpool to host the 2005/6 and 2007/8 round the world Clipper Race. It's the largest single sponsorship deal for a port in the history of round the world yacht racing.
Sailing - 27 Oct 2003
Liverpool (UK) Monday, 27 October 2003: Clipper Ventures plc has today selected the City of Liverpool as the host port for the start and finish of its 2005/6 and 2007/8 Round the World Yacht Races and granted the City title sponsorship rights for its own yacht entry in both events. In return for these rights, the City of Liverpool will pay cash fees of £1.8 million and provide top quality event hosting infrastructure and services.
Sailing - 22 Oct 2003
The ports of call for the Global Challenge were officially announced today (22nd October 2003) by organisers of the race, Challenge Business.
Sailing - 17 Sep 2003
STAMFORD, CT, USA (September 16, 2003) – The Swedish Match Tour is pleased to announce the addition of the Nippon Cup 2003, November 17-23, in Hayama, Japan, to the Swedish Match Tour 2003/2004 schedule.
Sailing - 17 Sep 2003
Portsmouth has been chosen as the start and finish port for the prestigious Global Challenge 2004/5, round-the-world yacht race, bringing months of speculation to an end. The twelve 72' race yachts will be berthed at Gunwharf Quays Marina for the start and finish of the fourth Global Challenge.
Sailing - 20 Aug 2003
Offshore Challenges Events (OCEvents), the event management division of the Offshore Challenges Group, are pleased to announce today that an agreement has been reached between OCEvents and the Royal Western Yacht Club, Plymouth, regarding the future organisation of the famous Single-handed TransAtlantic Race originally known as the OSTAR.
Sailing - 31 Jul 2003
The Round Britain and Ireland Challenge, planned for later this year, has been rescheduled until Summer 2004.
Sailing - 30 Apr 2003
Challenge Business today (30th April 2003) announced that it intends to run the Round Britain Challenge again, due to the enormous success of its inaugural race, the nail biting finish set to happen in the next few hours.
Sailing - 20 Mar 2003
Rolex Watch U.S.A., Inc. and the New York Yacht Club announced that Rolex will continue as the exclusive-presenting sponsor of NYYC events through 2007. The five-year sponsorship agreement extends the relationship that was established in 1994.
Sailing - 04 Nov 2002
Clipper Ventures plc, race organisers of Around Alone 2002-03, issue today a rescheduled itinerary for the remaining stop-overs in Cape Town (S. AFR), Tauranga (NZL), Salvador de Bahia (BRA), and Newport, RI (USA).
Sailing - 28 Oct 2002
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, chairman of Clipper Ventures plc, today announces a partnership with CNBC Asia Pacific for the Clipper Round the World Yacht Races.
Sailing - 21 Oct 2002
Fast Track, the specialist sports marketing, consultancy and events agency has widened their account portfolio by taking on the management of a new and exciting sailing event named Europrix.
Sailing - 10 Oct 2002
A transatlantic yacht race will take place in December this year that will be the first, and possibly the only of its kind ever to be staged.
Sailing - 23 Sep 2002
Clipper Ventures plc announced today its partnership with The Wall Street Journal for the 2002 and 2005 Clipper Round the World Yacht Races.
Sailing - 19 Sep 2002
UBS announces its sponsorship of the Louis Vuitton Cup 2002-03, joining Louis Vuitton Watches and BMW as one of the four key sponsors of the challenger series for the America's Cup.
Sailing - 09 Sep 2002
Clipper Ventures plc, the AIM listed marine events company chaired by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, today announces plans to sell its Corporate Sailing Division and its ten-strong racing fleet of Clipper Reflex 38 yachts.
Sailing - 16 Aug 2002
Granada Sport is to be the official broadcaster for the inaugural Challenge Transat 2002 yacht race, due to set sail in just over a week's time (25th August 2002).
Sailing - 09 Aug 2002
The 31st America's Cup Challenger of Record and Defender (COR/D) are pleased to announce that they have reached agreement on the details of a 'Supplementary Deed of Indemnity'.
Sailing - 01 Aug 2002
Challenge Business today (1st August 2002) announced that BG Group, the international natural gas company, is to sponsor a yacht in the forthcoming Challenge Transat 2002 and the Global Challenge 2004.
Sailing - 17 Jul 2002
Bord Fáilte, through the International Sports Tourism Initiative, is to continue as a sponsor of Ford Cork Week in 2002, hosted by the Royal Cork Yacht Club from July 13th – 19th.
Sailing - 05 Jun 2002
Furthering its commitment to support world-class yachting events, Rolex Watch U.S.A. today announced its sponsorship of the 2002 St. Francis Perpetual Trophy Regatta - Big Boat Series.
Sailing - 05 Jun 2002
5 June 2002 -- Following the enormous success of the inaugural Volvo Ocean Race, it was announced today that the next Volvo Ocean Race will start in Europe in the autumn of 2005.
Sailing - 29 May 2002
Challenge Business has announced today (29th May 2002) that Invest Hong Kong is to be the latest yacht sponsor in the inaugural Challenge Transat 2002, which commences on August 25th. It will feature six identical 72ft Global Challenge yachts, racing from Southampton to Boston and back.
Sailing - 27 May 2002
A British team have signed up for a place in the Antarctica Cup, bringing the number of entries in this 'dash for cash' through the Southern Ocean to five, and adding one of the world's premier ocean racing nations to the line-up.
Sailing - 17 Apr 2002
It is with deep great regret that the Board of Directors of the Royal Hawaiian Ocean Racing Club has decided to cancel the 2002 Royal Hawaiian Cup Hawaii International Offshore Series.
Sailing - 26 Mar 2002
Challenge Business has announced the IT services company, Logica, as a yacht sponsor for its Challenge Transat 2002 event, which starts this summer, August 25th 2002.
Sailing - 07 Feb 2002
This year’s Regatta is Skandia’s eighth in succession as the title sponsor. Cowes Combined Clubs (CCC) anticipate that around 950 boats will compete at the 2002 event. This is a significant increase on the year 2000 which is more directly comparable than with 2001 when there was a Fastnet race and the America’s Cup Jubilee taking place.
Sailing - 17 Jan 2002
Clipper Ventures Plc, the AIM listed marine events company chaired by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, has today announced a £200,000 host port deal for its flagship event.
Sailing - 10 Jan 2002
At a Press Conference held at the Royal Ocean Racing Club in London, on 9 January 2002, the Commodore Peter Rutter was delighted to announce an exciting new format for the 2003 Admiral’s Cup.
Sailing - 07 Jan 2002
Havas Advertising Sports, the official sports marketing and communication agency of the single-handed Transatlantic Race ROUTE DU RHUM 2002.
Sailing - 04 Jan 2002
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Chairman of race organisers Clipper Ventures, announced today that Torbay, England, will host the first stopover in the five leg Around Alone 2002-03 solo, round the world yacht race.
Sailing - 04 Jan 2002
Kingfisher plc, a leading international retailer for the home, announced today at the London Boat Show that it would be continuing its sponsorship of Ellen MacArthur MBE with a new five-year title sponsorship deal.
Sailing - 09 Nov 2001
Two Rhode Island cities, Newport and Providence, have been selected as the host ports for 'Around Alone', a global solo sailing competition known as the longest race on earth for an individual.
Sailing - 07 Nov 2001
Clipper Ventures plc, the ocean racing and marine events company founded by Chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston in 1995, today announces that agreement-in-principle has been reached with Newport, Rhode Island, to host the start and finish of the 2002 'Around Alone' race for lone sailors.
Sailing - 21 Sep 2001
Today, sports and event marketing specialist Octagon UK and Clipper Ventures plc, the ocean racing and marine events company, announce a commercial agreement on Clipper Ventures’ around-the-world yacht race for elite, solo sailors known as 'Around Alone'.
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