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Sailing - 12 Nov 2003
Today Telefonica, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies announced it would be a major sponsor for a Spanish entry into the 2005 Volvo Ocean Race. The news coincides with the announcement that Galicia, Spain will host the start of the 2005 event – the area stricken a year ago by the Prestige Oil disaster.
Sailing - 24 Oct 2003
Following the success of Nokia Oops Cup in 2003, Nokia today announced their continued support, as Title Partner, for the Nokia Oops Cup 2004 and 2005.
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 - 14 Oct 2003
Round-the-world yachtswoman Tracy Edwards and the Gulf State of Qatar today announced one of the largest sponsorship partnerships in sailing history, to be known as Maiden Ocean Racing Qatar.
Sailing - 09 Sep 2003
Today, Monday 8 September, ISAF and Volvo signed a two-year title sponsorship agreement for the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, which will in future be known as the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship.
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 - 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 - 14 May 2003
A brand new world-class sailing event has been given the go-ahead following the announcement that leading outdoor gear manufacturer Timberland are to sponsor the inaugural series of Europe's premier yacht race in 2004: Timberland Euro-prix.
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 - 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EDS today (6th February 2003) announced that it has withdrawn support for the forthcoming Round Britain and Ireland Race for the Open 60s, due to a change its business priorities and focus for 2003.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 - 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 - 09 Oct 2002
Modern Times Group MTG AB, the international media group, today announced that Viasat has secured a television sponsorship deal with leading international brand ‘Coca-Cola light’ for Swedish coverage of The America’s Cup.
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 - 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 - 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 - 14 Aug 2002
Clipper Ventures plc, the Around Alone 2002-3 Race Organisation, announce their partnership with HSBC to endorse the HSBC Global Education Challenge as the official schools’ programme of Around Alone 2002-3.
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 27 Jun 2002
The Belgian branch of Garnier, world wide specialist of beauty products, announced their sponsorship of Belgian skipper Patrick de Radigués and Open 60 'GARNIER' for a 3 year campaign, starting with Around Alone 2002/3.
Sailing - 17 Jun 2002
One month ago Louis Vuitton launched a new division, Louis Vuitton Watches, and with it the first eight-piece watch collection, the Tambour line.
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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'.
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.
Sailing - 25 Jun 2001
Whilst preparing for the forthcoming EDS Atlantic Challenge Mike Golding has named a new sponsor for his yacht at an official ceremony held in Southampton. The yacht is now named Ecover and sports new sponsor graphics in recognition of the company that has supported Golding in the past in a minor capacity, and now as the principal sponsor.
Sailing - 15 May 2001
Australia’s best ever chance of staging an Around the World Yacht Race has been lost through lack of support only six months prior to its scheduled start. The announcement was made in Hobart by Race Director, Don McIntyre, after many weeks consultation with competitors.
Sailing - 25 Apr 2001
Today, Great Adventures Ltd., a global yacht race producer, announced the sale of Around Alone - the 27,000-mile single-handed round-the-world sailing race - to UK-based Clipper Ventures Plc.
Sailing - 22 Feb 2001
Line 7 (www.line7.co.nz), a leading brand of high performance sailing apparel, and co-sponsor of the Steinlager/Line 7 Cup in Auckland, NZ, since 1996, has signed on as a sponsor of the Swedish Match Grand Prix Sailing Tour, the world's leading professional sailing series. Under the agreement, Line 7 becomes 'Exclusive Clothing Supplier' of the Swedish Match Grand Prix Sailing Tour. Additionally, Line 7 will host the official Swedish Match Grand Prix Sailing Tour
Sailing - 31 Oct 2000
Around Alone 2002-03 Yacht Race Seeks Sponsors
Sailing - 11 Oct 2000
Proteus Sports Launches Asian Yachting Circuit
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