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Niklas Zennström spent last winter with two central tasks. One was putting all the finishing touches to the selling of the company in which he was a co-founder, Skype, to Microsoft for £5.2bn. The other was keeping day to day tabs on the design, build, launch and commissioning of his new racing yacht, like the others named Rán, the Norse goddess of storms, who specialised in sinking ships and collecting the bodies of drowned sailors.

Costly mistakes from British entry in Audi MedCup

A bumpy start had the analysers and debriefers working at full tilt after the first day’s racing for Britain’s new entry to the Audi MedCup, Niklas Zennström’s Rán, posted a sixth and a fourth in tricky conditions.

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A baptism of bubbly, with glitches, for two of the new boats in the new Audi MedCup turns into a baptism of fire when the start gun for the first race sounds off Cascais, Lisbon on Wednesday.

Being Modern: Niche TV

In the beginning, John Logie Baird created the TV. And the TV was without content, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the screen. And Lord Reith moved upon the face of the screen. And the Lord said, "Let there be light entertainment": and there was light entertainment. And the Lord called the light-entertainment provider the BBC Television Service, and the darkness he signalled with a long, high-pitched beep.

Luxury car-makers drive the boom in German exports

German luxury car-makers provided clear evidence that they are driving the country's dramatic export boom yesterday after announcing record January sales figures and an across the board pay rise for 100,000 workers at all of the industry's domestic Volkswagen plants.

Audi A6 2.0 TDI SE

New Audi is packed with hi-tech gizmos seen – usually – in only the grandest luxury motors

Seat Exeo 2.0 TDI Multitronic

Top speed: 129 mph

Acceleration: 0-62 mph in 9.3 seconds

Fuel consumption: 48.7 mpg

CO2 emissions: 153g/km

Price: Exeo range starts at £19,170, Multitronic models will cost from about £23,000.

Rivals: Audi A4 Avant, Skoda Superb estate, Vauxhall Insignia estate

Seat has introduced a worthwhile new option for its Exeo saloons and estates - an automatic gearbox.

Girl aged four killed in sat-nav error crash

A four-year-old girl died in a car crash when a sat-nav wrongly directed her parents, an inquest heard.

Car Choice: A guided tour around the larger estates

Andrew Thornton is 47 and has owned a 1998 Skoda Octavia TDi for five years, and it now has more than 200,000 miles on the clock. It's been very reliable, economical and comfortable. He wants to replace it with a larger, more stylish estate and has a budget of around £3,500. He is comparing an Audi A6 and Saab 9-5 and wonders which is best. Andrew wants to avoid mainstream models.

Two collisions mark start of Louis Vuitton

Two collisions, one serious, marked the opening of the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Dubai.

British GT reveal plans for 2011

An exciting schedule of events for the 2011 Avon Tyres British GT Championship were revealed yesterday, as well as detailed revisions to the format of the series aimed at reinforcing its position as the country’s foremost sports car championship.

'Taken on its own terms, the Audi has much to commend it'

Sean O'Grady gets to grips with the new A8's advanced aluminium frame, radar-assisted system cruise control – and massage function

Quantum lead cut by Matador in TP52 World Championship

An emphatic win in the 28-mile coastal race by the Argentinian yacht Matador pushed them up to second overall in the TP52 World Championship and cut the lead of America’s Quantum to just one point.

Changes for America's Cup and Audi MedCup

The revolving doors of the America’s Cup and the Audi MedCup, two of the top six pinnacles in world yacht racing, are spinning merrily as two directors join the board of America’s Cup Race Management and the man who founded the internet telecoms system, Skype, joins the TP52 class and the Audi MedCup circuit.

Racing cancelled in Audi MedCup

With all Audi MedCup racing cancelled in a drenched and miserable Cagliari the focus turned to the introduction of a new class to join the circuit next year, confirmation that Audi will back the event for three more years, and some dithering on the part of the America's Cup challengers.

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