The invitation was intriguing: “A comet has landed at the Fairmont Monte Carlo. Come to the hotel at midday on Friday 12 December for a meeting in the dark…”. Who could resist?


Fairmont fantasies for the New Year
On arrival we were taken by the chef into a pitch black room and conga-style wound our way through an enormous ballroom. Bumped up together in a group, we had come to a halt when a spotlight came up on a long narrow table that appeared to be floating in a sea of darkness from which emerged a group of waiters to take our coats.

Clear plastic baubles full of black and white chocolates hung down over the jet black tablecloths and brilliant white plates, creating a stylish, yet simple setting for the visual feast which followed.

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Olympic champions Ben Ainslie and Shirley Robertson join the forum as speakers alongside 300 delegates


Full house for first World Yacht Racing Forum

Geneva, 5 December 2008 – With 37 speakers from 15 different countries, 300 delegates, and over sixty registered media and eighteen sponsors, the first edition of the World Yacht Racing Forum has established itself as a major new platform for the business of yacht racing.

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MILTON KEYNES, December 3, 2008 – Laureus World Sports Academy member and double Formula One World Champion Mika Hakkinen was guest of honour at the Daytona track in Milton Keynes for the official launch of Laureus MotorV8, a motor sport-based project, supported by the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.


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• ‘This is a wonderful programme that demonstrates how the power of sport can make a difference to young people’s lives’- says two-time World Champion
• Laureus Academy members Boris Becker, Sean Fitzpatrick and Hugo Porta join Hakkinen to present Laureus MotorV8 with €100,000 cheque to fund programme
• Young people and instructors demonstrate project activities to sports legends
• Daytona track in Milton Keynes provides backdrop for Laureus MotorV8 launch




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