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Sailing - 16 Nov 2005
Farrer & Co have advised the Volvo Ocean Race since 2002 on the legal and commercial complexities of preparing and staging the world's premier round-the-world ocean race which started on 12 November 2005 and is set to race around the world until July 2006.
Sailing - 07 Jan 2005
The Spanish City of Bilbao, in the province of Bizkaia, has won the bid to host the start and finish of the 5-Oceans Race 2006/07. The race will start from the Puerto Deportivo el Abra Getxo, located at the mouth of Bilbao's river, on 5th November 2006, and finish there the following spring.
Sailing - 09 Dec 2004
Michelle Warner has been appointed to the role of Commercial and Marketing manager for Skandia Cowes Week and will take up her appointment in January 2005.
Sailing - 02 Dec 2004
Paris, 1st December, 2004 – Alcatel, the global communications solutions provider, will partner with the 32nd America’s Cup, ensuring the world’s leading sailing competition is at the forefront of communications innovation.
Sailing - 12 Nov 2004
Southampton, England, November 12, 2004 - One year from today the starting gun will fire to commence leg one of the Volvo Ocean Race 2005 - 2006. To coincide with this, the Board of ING Real Estate is proud to announce their support of the all Australian Premier Challenge entry to the race.
Sailing - 01 Nov 2004
Clipper Ventures plc, the AIM quoted marine sports company, today announces the signing of a marketing alliance with Global Sportnet, (GSN), the WPP owned sports marketing agency.
Sailing - 04 Oct 2004
Valencia, Spain, 2nd October, 2004 – Western Europe at the beginning of the 21st century is a significant change of scene for the America’s Cup.
Sailing - 28 Sep 2004
28th September, 2004 – AC Management, the event organiser for the 32nd America’s Cup is pleased to announce a collaboration with Ford under which the car manufacturer will become a Supporter and Official Car of the 32nd America’s Cup.
Sailing - 27 Sep 2004
HSBC has today announced a multi-million dollar headline sponsorship of the Oryx Quest 2005 - a new ground breaking round-the-world sailing event.
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 - 15 Sep 2004
The website for the Global Challenge, www.globalchallenge2004.com, is now officially live, in preparation for the start of the race on the 3rd October from Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, UK.
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 - 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 - 15 Jun 2004
With the first races of the 32nd America's Cup looming just over the horizon in September, a bold, new brand identity for the America's Cup has been unveiled today on the official website of the America's Cup, www.americascup.com.
Sailing - 15 Jun 2004
Dubai-based international airline Emirates today signed a lead sponsorship and naming rights agreement with America's Cup challenger Team New Zealand.
Sailing - 28 May 2004
Sailing's most prestigious contest - the 32nd America's Cup - is making significant changes to the format of the event in order to make it an exciting TV-friendly product under the new management of ACM (AC Management). TWI has been contracted as ACM's media consultants and distributors.
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 - 18 Mar 2004
Corprotex will be clothing five continents after their appointment as official apparel suppliers for Sir Chay Blyth's Global Challenge 2004/05.
Sailing - 16 Mar 2004
Challenge Business today announced that Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) headquartered in San Diego, Calif., has signed on as the latest corporate sponsor in the upcoming Global Challenge round-the-world yacht race. The SAIC-sponsored yacht will begin competing in the Global Challenge in October 2004.
Sailing - 04 Mar 2004
Challenge Business is pleased to announce the appointment of Meridian Broadcasting, as the Official News Broadcaster for the Global Challenge round the world yacht race, which starts on October 3rd 2004 from Portsmouth, UK.
Sailing - 26 Feb 2004
Challenge Business today (26th February 2004) announced that onEdition has been appointed as the Official Photographer for the 2004/05 Global Challenge.
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 - 21 Oct 2003
20th October 2003. The GEM Group has been appointed by BG Group, a leading player in the global energy market, to maximise benefit from BG Group’s yacht sponsorship in the fourth Global Challenge yacht race, which begins in September 2004. GEM won the business in a six-way pitch.
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 - 31 Jul 2003
Challenge Business announced today (31st July 2003) that BP, one of the largest oil, gas and energy groups in the world, is to be a yacht sponsor for the next Global Challenge round-the-world yacht race.
Sailing - 28 May 2003
Clipper Ventures plc, the AIM listed ocean racing company chaired by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, today announced the award of a landmark contract for the build of a new ten-strong fleet for the Clipper 2005 Round the World Yacht Race.
Sailing - 14 May 2003
RORC is today delighted to confirm that a second Spanish team from the Real Club Nautico San Genjo of Galicia, and sponsored by Telefonica, has entered the Admiral's Cup 2003.
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 - 06 Feb 2003
EDS today (6th February 2003) announced that it has withdrawn support for the forthcoming Round Britain and Ireland Race for the Open 60s, due to a change its business priorities and focus for 2003.
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 - 23 Sep 2002
Luca Birindelli, Chairman of the Challenger of Record Management (CORM), and Bruno Troublé, Director of Communications for the Louis Vuitton Cup, today jointly announced some important partnerships for the upcoming challenger selection series that starts on the 1st October 2003.
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 - 21 Aug 2002
Vail Williams, the commercial property consultants, are to sponsor a yacht in the forthcoming Challenge Transat 2002, due to set sail this Sunday (25th August 2002).
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 - 26 Jul 2002
Ascensia, the new brand name for Bayer self-management diabetes monitors and services, today announced sponsorship for skipper John Dennis in Around Alone 2002/3.
Sailing - 09 Jul 2002
Under the name of 'Oracle BMW Racing', the America’s Cup Challenge lead by Oracle Corporation CEO, Larry Ellison, collaborates with the internationally successful automotive group, BMW to compete for the first time in the world’s most important sailing event – The America’s Cup.
Sailing - 17 Jun 2002
Kiel, Germany – Less than 24 hours after successfully completing the Volvo Ocean Race, Michael Illbruck announced plans to launch a new sailing campaign titled 'Pinta Challenge' with the goal of winning Americas’ Cup XXXII in 2006.
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 - 12 Apr 2002
The Organising Committee of Antigua Sailing Week has appointed Sportshows Television to cover this year’s event (28th April – 4th May).
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 - 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 - 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 - 31 Jul 2001
London based sports media business madforsport.com has signed an exclusive contract with the Volvo Event Management Ltd to supply content to the official website, www.VolvoOceanRace.org.
Sailing - 23 Jul 2001
BT has announced today that it is not renewing its title sponsorship of the Global Challenge 2000/01. BT has been associated with 'the world's toughest yacht race' since its inception in 1989 - first as a communications sponsor and since 1993 as title sponsor.
Sailing - 04 Jul 2001
National Geographic and Volvo Car Corporation have signed a one-year contract valued at AUD18.7million to provide global, multi-platform coverage of the Volvo Ocean Race, Round The World 2001-2002.