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  • OC Sport's Mark Turner on what to expect from the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series

    10 January 2014 | Comment

    Extreme Sailing Series organisers OC Sport, alongside Land Rover, the main partner of the series, confirmed details of the 2014 calendar at a launch in London earlier this week. Following the event, SportsPro sat down with OC Sport’s executive chairman Mark Turner to get his thoughts on the changes for 2014 and the season ahead.

  • Tragedy, politics, controversy and farce - now can the America’s Cup get back on course?

    21 August 2013 | America's Cup,Feature,Comment

    The final of the Louis Vuitton Cup, currently underway on San Francisco Bay, marks the beginning of the end of the 34th America's Cup. The battle for the Cup itself will follow in early September but a saga filled with tragedy, the usual politics, controversy and sometimes even a touch of farce is now reaching what organisers will desperately hope is a dramatic conclusion.

  • UK sports minister Hugh Robertson on Clipper, legacy and brand Britain

    31 July 2013 | Clipper,Comment

    UK sports minister Hugh Robertson joined Clipper Race founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston in London’s Trafalgar Square on Wednesday morning to launch the Great Britain boat that will compete in the round-the-world-event, which gets underway in September.

  • Clipper looks for UK investment to support British entry

    22 November 2012 | Comment,Clipper

    The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has begun the search for ten British companies to support a British entry, backed by the GREAT Britain government enterprise, in the 2013/14 event.

  • Jim O'Toole: Navigating a commercial course

    27 September 2012 | Comment,WMRT

    Sailing sponsorship is a complex business, with a multitude of events and a wide variety of rights and rights holders. Writing exclusively for SportsPro in the September 2012 edition of the magazine, former World Match Racing Tour chief executive Jim O’Toole outlines the myriad options available to would-be sponsors – and the potential pitfalls that await.

  • Wasserman and Ueberroth to advise America's Cup team

    06 June 2012 | Comment,America's Cup

    Casey Wasserman and Peter Ueberroth are amongst five 'prominent leaders in sports, entertainment and business' appointed to the Advisory Board of the 34th America's Cup as the organising committee continues its development.

  • Jim O'Toole: Plain sailing

    15 July 2011 | Comment,WMRT

    The latest edition of Quick-Fire Questions sees the chief executive of the World Match Racing Tour, Jim O'Toole, at the helm. O'Toole provides insight into the challenges and opportunities facing the business of sailing as well as helpful advice for those looking to establish themselves within the sports business industry.