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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 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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