Tagged: sailing

Lending Club CEO Laplanche Captains Crew to New World Sailing Speed Record: Castle Hill Lighthouse to Kitchen Shoal Beacon Course

Renaud Laplanche, CEO of Lending Club, co-skipper Ryan Breymaier, and the crew of the 105’ trimaran Lending Club 2 have today established a new world sailing speed record for the 635-nautical mile course from Castle Hill Lighthouse, in Newport, Rhode Island, to Kitchen Shoal Beacon… Read More

Lending Club founder Renaud Laplanche Sets English Channel Sailing Record

Renaud Laplanche is best known for turning the world of finance upside down by launching Lending Club – the worlds largest peer to peer lending platform. What you probably did not know is that he is an avid sailor too – and a competitive one… Read More

Funding Tree Puts Wind in Investors’ Sails; Offers A Chance to Invest in the Round Britain & Ireland Challenge

Investors have been given a chance to profit from the popularity of sailing, after the company behind a new round Britain yacht race that’s open to all listed on the crowdfunding platform, Funding Tree. Circular Sailing, which has already attracted substantial equity investment, is now seeking… Read More

British Devon Sailor Launches PledgeSport’s Campaign to Pay His Way to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games & Sailing World Cup

Seeking to fulfill a life-long dream, Devon sailor, Ben Cornish, launched a crowdfunding campaign on PledgeSport to raise enough funds so that he may attend the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics in 2016. According to Western Morning News, the 23-year-old has been a member of the British… Read More

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