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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Apr 26 2018

Sailing: Ainslie's America's Cup bid gets $153 million INEOS backing

LONDON Ben Ainslie has secured 110 million pounds ($153 million) from British petrochemicals company INEOS to fund Britain's latest bid to win the America's Cup.

Mar 29 2018

Sailing: America's Cup design race gets underway with new yacht rule

LONDON America's Cup defenders Emirates Team New Zealand and Italian challenger Luna Rossa started a race on Thursday to design the "fastest sailing monohull on earth" with a new set of rules.

Mar 27 2018

Sailing: Ainslie in hunt for cash to fulfil America's Cup dream

PORTSMOUTH, England When Ben Ainslie is not out sailing with his crew, he is busy inside Land Rover BAR's futuristic headquarters raising the money he needs to make his America's Cup dream a reality.

Nov 21 2017

America's Cup boats 'hell of a challenge' for veteran Simmer

LONDON Designing, building and eventually sailing the new breed of America's Cup boats will pose "one hell of a challenge", Land Rover BAR's new CEO Grant Simmer said on Tuesday.

Nov 02 2017

Sailing: Ainslie aiming for more plain sailing in America's Cup

LONDON With four-times winner Grant Simmer leading his Land Rover BAR team, Ben Ainslie will have more time to focus on sailing in his latest quest to bring the America's Cup back to Britain.

Nov 02 2017

Britain's Ainslie hires Grant Simmer to run Land Rover BAR

LONDON British sailor Ben Ainslie has hired former Oracle Team USA general manager Grant Simmer to run his Land Rover BAR team as it looks to launch another hi-tech America's Cup campaign.

Jun 28 2017

America's Cup foiling technology set to fly beyond racing boats

HAMILTON, Bermuda From water taxis that "fly" on hydrofoils to aircraft wings and cutting-edge car steering wheels, the America's Cup has produced technology with potential far beyond its "foiling" catamarans.

Jun 27 2017

Sixth America's Cup win may be last for New Zealand coach Jones

HAMILTON, Bermuda New Zealand's Murray Jones may be ready to call it a day on America's Cup campaigns after scoring a sixth win in Bermuda as performance coach for Emirates Team New Zealand.

Jun 27 2017

New Zealand's Burling 'blown away' by America's Cup win

HAMILTON, Bermuda Peter Burling is looking forward to "a pretty cool few weeks" sharing his America's Cup win with the rest of New Zealand after celebrating the conclusion of a grueling campaign with his opponent Jimmy Spithill in Bermuda.

Jun 26 2017

Mission accomplished: New Zealand plan brings America's Cup revenge

HAMILTON, Bermuda Emirates Team New Zealand's successful plan to regain the America's Cup started as soon as they had lost in devastating fashion to Oracle Team USA in San Francisco in 2013.

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