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Jul 15, 2011, 8:00 AM

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Do you want to feel the thrill of sailing on one of the fastest sailboats in the world? Brad Van Liew, winner of the Velux 5 Oceans solo race around the globe, is soon to start his post race Le Pingouin Summer Tour. Charleston to Newport is already booked, but there are several options to get onboard and have some fun in Newport, New York, Boston or even zipping out to Bermuda and back. Individuals or companies sponsoring the Summer Tour are provided options that may include personal one-on-one sail training with Brad, hospitality sails, port-to-port transits, dockside receptions, and compelling photo/video presentations.


Contact us if you are interested in sailing on one of the fastest boats in the world this summer. There is limited time and space so please respond quickly. You’ll also get a taste of the lifestyle on an extreme Open 60 racing machine. Brad says, “come get your yayas off.” Call us at (843) 416-8319 or email sponsorship@oceanracing.org.





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Jul 18, 2011, 11:13 AM

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Photos of LP


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Jul 22, 2011, 11:52 AM

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LP just left the dock about an hour ago - locked and loaded and ready for a fun transit from Charleston to Newport! Keep an eye on the tracker here: http://www.oceanracing.org/TRACKING.html.


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Jul 22, 2011, 12:38 PM

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Details on sailing ops and other info on the summer tour: http://www.oceanracing.org/LePingouin-NYC-CorpHospitalityandSailingOps.pdf


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Jul 25, 2011, 7:38 AM

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BVL and Guy are passing NY and making their way to Newport! Here's the tracking link: http://www.oceanraci...g/TRACKING.html


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Jul 26, 2011, 8:55 AM

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LP had a great run up to Newport Shipyard! Guy Mossman sailed the boat like a pro - he and Brad had a blast!

Here Eli Dana welcomes Le Pingouin and crew to Newport Shipyard: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.254474884578330.81954.100000474626484


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Jul 28, 2011, 9:04 AM

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LP was hauled out this morning and she's getting a new bottom today! Fast is good... Come see us if you are in Newport!


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Aug 1, 2011, 9:15 AM

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Let us know if you want to blast along on one of the fastest Open 60s on the planet!

Summer sailing slots are filling up fast! There are still a few left in NY, Boston and Newport: http://www.oceanracing.org/LePingouin-NYC-CorpHospitalityandSailingOps.pdf

Limited transits to and from Bermuda are also still remaining.


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Aug 3, 2011, 11:27 AM

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Check out our latest info on the Summer Tour! Drop a line to info@oceanracing.org if you want to sail one of the fastest Open 60s out there....


It is August and you may feel like summer is quickly coming to an end. Not so fast! There is still time to enjoy the sweet freedom of summer. Sail aboard one of the fastest boats in the world with American solo racer Brad Van Liew aboard Le Pingouin! There is limited space for individuals and small groups to take off on this Open 60 speed machine which recently swept all five ocean sprints of the VELUX 5 Oceans race around the world. Options range from sail training to corporate events and include visits to Newport, New York, Boston, Bermuda and Charleston. Don't miss this opportunity!

Sail Training

Sail one-on-one with Van Liew honing your sailing skills and experiencing the thrill of manning the helm of an Open 60 speed machine; or share the experience with fellow sailors for a full day on the water or taking off on a transit to various northeast ports or Bermuda. SEE FULL DETAILS: http://www.oceanracing.org/SailTraining2011.pdf

Corporate Events

Looking for an exceptional platform for client hospitality this summer that will leave a memorable impact? Please take a moment to consider this unique opportunity to showcase your brand and entertain key clients, new business prospects, employees and media. Options include corporate sailing outings, dockside receptions, and speaking engagements. SEE FULL DETAILS: http://www.oceanracing.org/Hospitality2011.pdf


Contact Information
Van Liew Ventures, Inc.
www.oceanracing.org
(843) 416-8319
info@oceanracing.org

http://www.facebook.com/TeamLazarus



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Aug 8, 2011, 1:10 PM

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We are on the way to NYC! Let us know if you're near North Cove Marina/ Battery Park City!

A few slots are still available for the New York to Boston, Boston to Bermuda and the Newport/Bermuda/Charleston runs.

Drop a line if you would like to join us! info@oceanracing.org


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Aug 9, 2011, 8:03 AM

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We are getting closer to NYC and looking forward to spending a few days there!

Here's the skinny on what slots are still open for sailing on LP for the Summer Tour:

2 slots remaining for NY to Boston transit: August 12-14, this one will be a fun weekender!
limited space remaining on Boston to Newport transit: August 22-24
limited space remaining for Newport to Bermuda: August 29 - Sept 3
4 berths available or one on one double-handed sailing from Bermuda to Charleston: Sept 6 - 10

Feel free to ping us at info@oceanracing.org for pricing info.


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Aug 11, 2011, 7:12 AM

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We just left NYC and now we're headed on to Boston! Had loads of fun downtown and now looking forward to getting to Fan Pier!


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Aug 12, 2011, 8:18 AM

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It's slow going to Boston at the moment, but check out the latest press release from the Chucktown office!

Here's the link: http://www.oceanracing.org/PressReleaseBradVanLiew.pdf


For Immediate Release
Rights-free images available upon request
www.oceanracing.org

Sailors Relish Personal Offshore Experience with Van Liew

Le Pingouin Summer Tour Ending Soon with Limited Spaces Open



August 11, 2011 - (Charleston, SC) Sailors often dream of taking the helm of a state of the art racing machine that has blasted through the Southern Ocean, circled the globe and won top honors. American sailor Brad Van Liew has been making those dreams a reality for a handful of sailors this summer. Following his hard fought win in the VELUX 5 Oceans race solo around the world, the Le Pingouin Summer Tour was launched, sending the bright yellow carbon fiber sled on a victory lap to Newport, New York, Boston, Bermuda and Charleston. Leaving New York this morning under sunny skies, Van Liew pointed the bow toward Boston, where he will continue offering experiences onboard ranging from day sails to overnight offshore transits.

Charleston sailor Guy Mossman joined Van Liew for a one-on-one experience offshore sailing from Charleston to Newport earlier this summer.

"Wow is the only way to say it! I had an awesome run up to Newport on Le Pingouin with Brad," said Mossman, an experienced sailor and CEO of Orbis Inc. "The boat is an incredible machine. I was lucky to see every point of sail including the big kite and a good variety of wind conditions. It is impressive to be reaching along at speeds of 22+ knots in the same amount of wind speed!"

While Mossman was hugely impressed with the speed and seaworthiness of Le Pingouin, the comfort factor was a bit of a stretch. The boat is built for speed, leaving an absence of comforts common in cruising boats or even standard race boats. The environment can be intense and Van Liew vets each prospective sailor before heading offshore. Although the day sails offer a mellower environment allowing families or groups of friends to participate onboard for a couple hours, the offshore sailing is creating quite an impact. The enthusiasm of some participants is contagious, which is fine by Van Liew as there is still space on some of the upcoming passages.

Shana Bagley is a Deputy Attorney General for the State of California and an experienced offshore sailor preparing to join Van Liew and others onboard the boat from Newport to Bermuda.

"I am looking forward to improving my sailing skills, pushing my limits, seeing the brilliant stars from the middle of the ocean, and to spending time with an accomplished and respected solo racer. No deadlines, no ringing phones, just the elements and the sounds of the boat racing through the water. It just doesn't get much better than that, really. NASA's Space Shuttle Program may be shut down, but rockets are still firing full blast on Le Pinguoin! Lucky for me, I have a ticket to ride."

Now that Van Liew has proven himself as America's undisputed #1 extreme solo sailor, he welcomes the opportunity to share the extreme nature of ocean racing with others.

There are a limited number of sailing opportunities left during the Le Pingouin Summer Tour. The dates below* indicate the boats remaining travels and interested parties should call (843) 416-8319 or email info@oceanracing.org to discuss availability and package fees.

Boston, MA - August 14-21
Boston to Newport, RI - August 22-24
Newport, RI - August 25-28
Newport, RI to Bermuda - August 29-Sept 3
Bermuda to Charleston, SC - Sept 5-10

*Dates are subject to change based on weather and other variables.

About Brad Van Liew
Brad Van Liew sailed Le Pingouin to victory in the Velux 5 Oceans race around the world, winning every ocean sprint of the 30,000 mile race and becoming the first American to ever officially complete three solo races around the globe. He returned to Charleston following the race finale in France, to spend time with his family and complete sponsor and media commitments. Van Liew and his team are supported by an important group of sponsors, including Ondeck, Cape Wind, South Carolina State Ports Authority, Newport Shipyard, Garden & Gun Magazine, Gill North America, Samson Ropes, B&G, Simrad, Awlgrip, West Marine, AlpineAire, Harken, GRAWnola, High and Dry Boatworks, and several others.

For further information on Brad Van Liew please contact:
Van Liew Ventures, Inc.
M: + 1 843-416-8319
E: mvanliew@oceanracing.org
W: www.oceanracing.org

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Aug 16, 2011, 7:15 AM

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The sails in Boston have been going very well! Thanks to Chris for a great afternoon yesterday! Fan Pier is a great place to be and we're having a blast in New England.


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Aug 22, 2011, 2:25 PM

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Boston was a blast!! Red Bull Cliff Diving Contest was right next to us and it was nuts! We are headed back to Newport and looking forward to being there again.

Come visit us at the Newport Bucket Regatta! http://www.bucketregattas.com/index.html

If you would like to participate, let us know at info@oceanracing.org


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Aug 23, 2011, 12:19 PM

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Getting into Newport early! It's been a great trip from Boston. Keep an eye out for us to go flying under the bridge with the kite up!! The yellow bird has wings! Looking forward to chowing down at Belle's at Newport Shipyard shortly!


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Aug 25, 2011, 7:56 AM

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Go away Irene.


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Sep 12, 2011, 10:23 AM

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We have been back in Chucktown and we had a blast in Newport! The sail home was fantastic - 2 gybes and reaching the entire way, blasting along at over 20kts at times.

Check out our brand new YouTube channel! Includes footage of the Velux race, interviews, an LP blasting along on the edge:

http://www.youtube.com/user/VanLiewVentures


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Sep 27, 2011, 9:55 AM

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It's official - The Open 60 and Velux 5 Oceans Champ Le Pingouin is headed to the Caribbean for the Spring! We're doing the Caribbean 600 (starts and ends in Antigua), St. Maarten Heineken Regatta and the St. Thomas Rolex Regatta! Sail training berths are available for all events and deliveries to and from the islands.

Come sail with us and blast around the islands at 20-30kts!

More info: http://www.oceanracing.org/LePingouinCaribbeanRacing.pdf

We are looking forward to it!

Feel free to drop a line at info@oceanracing.org if you wold like any additional info.


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