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Caterham Challenge finishes TJV 2013

// 7th December 2013 // 1 Comment

Britain’s fastest round the world sailor Brian Thompson and ocean racing rookie Mike Gascoyne finish the Transat Jacques Vabre in 14th place in Class 40. Here is what they had to say after finishing their eventful race that saw them having major problems with their main sail early on (courtesy of Transat Jacques Vabre ) British duo Mike [...]

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Transat Jacques Vabre 2013

// 10th November 2013 // No Comments

Class 40 Caterham Challenge has crossed the starting line at the Transat Jacques Vabres on the 7th of November 2013 at 13:02 local time. After a brief mandatory stop for all Class 40 boats in Roscoff due to heavy weather and rough seas in the Bay of Biscay the fleet is now again underway towards [...]

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Caterham Challenge officially christened

// 15th September 2013 // No Comments

Mike Gascoyne’s Akilaria RC3 Class40 Caterham Challenge was christened together with crew, press and visitors on Friday, 13th of September 2013. The boat is owned and fully managed by MGI Consultancy. Mike, famous for his work with several Formula One teams and now CEO of Caterham Composites and Caterham Technology, has already been test sailing his new Akilaria [...]

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Caterham Challenge on its way

// 21st August 2013 // No Comments

  MGI and Caterham are very proud to announce that Caterham Challenge has left France this morning heading towards Gosport (Portsmouth) in the South of the UK. The boat and team will be based in Gosport over the next 2 years. The first official engagement will be in September when the boat will be presented [...]

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MGI supports Caterham at Le Mans

// 3rd June 2013 // No Comments

MGI is very pleased to announce its support for the Caterham’s Group historic first entry into the world famous Le Mans 24 hour race. On its 40th anniversary of the Caterham 7 mark, Caterham is entering the world’s most historic motor race, and will be supported by MGI and feature MGI branding on both the [...]

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MGI launches Caterham Challenge

// 15th May 2013 // No Comments

Caterham Technology and Caterham Composites, part of the Caterham Group, have joined with MGI CEO Mike Gascoyne and MGI Sailing Director Brian Thompson to run a Class40 offshore racing campaign under the banner of ‘Caterham Challenge’. This two-­year campaign follows on from Mike’s successful 2012 solo transatlantic aboard a ‘Caterham Challenge’ branded Class40. Campaign objectives [...]

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Challenge Sailing Programme

// 4th April 2013 // No Comments

MGI has teamed up with Caterham Technology and Caterham Composites to launch the Caterham Challenge sailing programme. Caterham Challenge will campaign a Class 40 offshore racing yacht in International events over the next two years, cumulating in the Global Ocean Race round the world event at the end of 2014. The first major event for [...]

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Q&A with Mike in Grenada

// 14th December 2012 // No Comments

Mike gives his immediate thoughts after completing his solo transatlantic crossing… How would you summarise this trip?   MG: Life changing – make sure you live your dreams while you can!   What was the most challenging experience?   MG: Making the decision to do it and stop talking about it   What was the [...]

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Mike Q&A

// 13th December 2012 // No Comments

Mike Gascoyne answers some questions a little over 24 hours before he is expected to complete his solo transatlantic crossing…   How are you feeling so close to the finish?   MG: Looking forward to getting in but anxious not to make any mistakes before the finish!   What are you looking forward to the [...]

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Mike departs on solo transatlantic crossing

// 28th November 2012 // No Comments

Mike Gascoyne departed from the port of today at 12.00  for his first solo transatlantic crossing. Mike is sailing a class 40 racing yacht to attempt his atlantic crossing leaving from Cascais and heading towards Grenada, a total distance of 3200 miles. The boat features the colours and logos of both Caterham Composites and Caterham [...]

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