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Van Liew Down but not Out After Losing Boat and Business

American ocean racer Brad Van Liew’s racing yacht, Le Pingouin, is on its way to France for a new race with a new owner and his 15-year-old sailing company is out of business. On Thursday, U.S. Bankruptcy Court closed the … Continue reading

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Summer Sail Training with Brad Van Liew

Velux 5 Oceans winner Brad Van Liew will be spending much of his summer back on board Le Pingouin, and he wants you to join him. Van Liew and Le Pingouin will be conducting sail training events in Charleston, Newport, … Continue reading

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Van Liew Breaks Multiple Records with Velux Win

Congratulations to Brad Van Liew on this amazing accomplishment! American ocean racer Brad Van Liew sailed over the finish line of the Velux 5 Oceans and into the record books on Friday, winning every leg of the 30,000-mile challenge for … Continue reading

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Van Liew in the Home Stretch of Leg 4-Literally!

The pressure to protect his lead in the race to his hometown is mounting for VELUX 5 OCEANS skipper Brad Van Liew as ocean sprint four enters its final stage. Since March 26th,  the 43-year-old American has dominated the 5,700-nautical … Continue reading

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Van Liew Survives Hardest Sailing of His Life

After almost a day of being thrashed around the ocean, Brad van Liew recounts the hardest sailing he’s ever encountered: “I have just been through the worst sailing of my career. Seriously, I was almost ready to stop. The last … Continue reading

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Velux 5 Oceans Sprint 4 Off to Close Start

It was Polish ocean racer Zbigniew ‘Gutek’ Gutkowski who took an early lead over his race rivals as the fourth ocean sprint of the VELUX 5 OCEANS got underway from Punta del Este on Sunday. The 36-year-old former Polish national … Continue reading

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All Velux Skippers Have Rounded Cape Horn

After almost three weeks at sea, the third ocean sprint of the VELUX 5 OCEANS is now firmly on the home straight towards Punta del Este and the battle for positions at the back of the fleet couldn’t be tighter. … Continue reading

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Van Liew Rounds Cape Horn Solo for Third Time

VELUX 5 OCEANS skipper Brad Van Liew has sailed into the history books rounding the iconic Cape Horn solo for a third time. The 43-year-old veteran ocean racer is the only American ever to race round the notorious landmark single-handed … Continue reading

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