16th May, 2017
- Crew presentation in Paris in the presence of Dongfeng Motor Corporation management and international media
- Pascal Bidégorry returns as navigator; all-rounder Kevin Escoffier also named in Chinese entry
- The 12-strong sailing squad is now complete
- Includes two female sailors
- Six nations represented
The Chinese entry in the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race, Dongfeng Race Team sponsored by Dongfeng Motor Corporation, presented its full crew line-up for the first time, today, in Paris.
With 160 days to go to the start of the world's toughest fully-crewed offshore race at Alicante…
16th May, 2017
Amateur cyclists taking on the Haute Route Series will be better equipped to train and ride like the pro’s with organisers announcing today that it is expanding its partnership with Wattbike, the UK’s leading indoor performance bike trainer.
Following the recent global expansion of the Haute Route Series to include the inaugural Mavic Haute Route Rockies and new three-day events like Haute Route Alpe d’Huez, Haute Route Ventoux and Maserati Haute Route Norway, Wattbike is stepping up its relationship to become Series Official Supplier.
Benjamin Chandelier, the Haute Route Event Director, said the Wattbike brand and its…
9th May, 2017
The innovative sailing apparel specialist, Zhik, has been appointed as official technical clothing partner to Dongfeng Race Team in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18.
Finishing 3rd in the 2014-15 edition of the race, Dongfeng Race Team has a clear objective to sail to the best of the team's ability and compete at the highest level.
The next edition of the race will see the team take on three times as many Southern Ocean miles as in the previous edition and encounter the most extreme weather conditions known to mankind.
"The Volvo Ocean Race is hugely demanding…
8th May, 2017
The Extreme Sailing Series™ today announced premium Turkish superyacht marina, Palmarina, as an Official Supplier.
Located in Yalıkavak, on Turkey’s Bodrum Peninsula, Palmarina also becomes an Official Partner to the Flying Phantom Series, which takes place at the European Extreme Sailing Series regattas, broadening the offering to fans, media and commercial partners by diversifying the on-water action.
Andy Tourell, Event Director of the Extreme Sailing Series at founding organiser OC Sport, welcomed the partnership for the world’s pioneering Stadium Racing Series.
“We are thrilled to announce this new partnership with Palmarina,” said Tourell. “The Extreme Sailing…
7th May, 2017
Winner of the 2017 Harmony Geneva Marathon for Unicef, William Yegon of Kenya set a new course record en-route to victory, completing the 42.195km in a blistering 2h10m31s. Lowering the course record by 29 seconds from the time set by his compatriot Simon Mukun in 2014. William Yegon made the difference in the second half the race, after running side by side with five other athletes through the halfway point.
A couple minutes after crossing the finish line, having caught his breath, race winner William Yegon expressed his delight at the result "I'm really happy to have won…