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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

Aug 14 2018

Sailing - Thomson targets Vendee-Volvo double as he builds new 'total machine'

GOSPORT, England British sailor Alex Thomson is not only aiming to win the next single-handed Vendee Globe, the 44-year-old has set his sights on the fully-crewed Volvo Ocean Race too after a rule change. | Video

Jun 24 2018

China's Dongfeng Race Team clinches Volvo Ocean Race

LONDON China's Dongfeng Race Team won the Volvo Ocean Race on Sunday, the first victory for a team including women in the round-the-world marathon.

Jun 08 2018

China's Dongfeng plots course for Volvo Ocean victory

CARDIFF, Wales Ambling across his vast Volvo Ocean 65 racing yacht, Dongfeng Race Team's French skipper Charles Caudrelier carries Chinese expectations on his shoulders. | Video

Jun 08 2018

Women set for Volvo Ocean Race first as finish line looms

CARDIFF, Wales For some of the crew members battling it out in the Volvo Ocean Race there is an additional motivation, they are in the running to become the first women to win the round-the-world event. | Video

Jun 07 2018

New Zealand sailors race for triple crown in Volvo finale

CARDIFF New Zealand has a lot at stake in the final stages of the Volvo Ocean Race, with two of its best sailors vying for an elusive "Triple Crown" along with the America's Cup and Olympic gold.

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.

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