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Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta to get taste of Adventure

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The Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta will have another link to the first edition of the Whitbread in 1973-74 with ‘Adventure’ to be represented by her sister ship ‘Dasher’. Adventure, the boat that finished second in the inaugural Whitbread, will be represented at the Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta by her sister ship Dasher. Adventure […]

Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta to get taste of Adventure http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1885

July 25th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race,VOR Legends Regatta | Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race Video – Weekly Show Episode 34 (to Galway)

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A race against time to have PUMA’s bow damage repaired ahead of the Galway In-Port Race. Meanwhile, Green Dragon hopes the recent curse of the home favourite does not strike for them after it did for Grael and Read previously. The Volvo Ocean Race presents under the title “Weekly Show Episode” an impressive video from […]

Volvo Ocean Race Video – Weekly Show Episode 34 (to Galway) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/2308

July 25th, 2011 | Posted in Regattas,Show Episodes,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

VOR: Young bowmen complete Telefónica crew list

Team Telefónica have completed their crew list for the Volvo Ocean Race with two more Under 30 sailors in Australian Zane Gills and Spaniard Antonio Cuervas-Mons. Both men have joined Telefónica as bowmen, a role that demands great strength and agility.     For Gills, who hails form Tasmania, it will be a first crack […]

VOR: Young bowmen complete Telefónica crew list http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1865

July 22nd, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race Video – Weekly Show Episode 33 (to Galway)

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A 2,500 mile transatlantic drag race to Galway, Ireland from Boston, USA. Will Irish Eyes be smiling on Green Dragon? The Volvo Ocean Race presents under the title “Weekly Show Episode” an impressive video from the race series 2008-09. The Video has a runtime of more than 26 minutes. (total 26:11 minutes on volvooceanracevideos)Video streamed […]

Volvo Ocean Race Video – Weekly Show Episode 33 (to Galway) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/2307

July 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Regattas,Show Episodes,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

VOR: 100 days to prepare for nine-month adventure (VIDEO UPDATE)

CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand sailors, and shore team mark 100 days to go to the start of the Volvo Ocean Race at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. | Chris Cameron

The clock is ticking down for the teams in the Volvo Ocean Race, with exactly 100 days to go before the first points are awarded in the opening In-Port race in Alicante. VIDEO UPDATE: 21st of July  | 22:20h All the teams are busy fine-tuning their preparations for a race that will cover 39,000 nautical […]

VOR: 100 days to prepare for nine-month adventure (VIDEO UPDATE) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1848

July 21st, 2011 | Posted in Events,News,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

VOR: Visiting Johnson says museum to be new focus for Alicante tourism

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Lola Johnson, Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport in the Valencian regional government, paid a visit to Race headquarters in Alicante on Thursday, inspecting the work taking place on a new Volvo Ocean Race museum and touring the state-of-the-art race control centre. Johnson spoke warmly of the place the Volvo Ocean Race holds at the […]

VOR: Visiting Johnson says museum to be new focus for Alicante tourism http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1843

July 21st, 2011 | Posted in Culture,News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

VOR: Abu Dhabi prepare to flex Azzam’s muscles

Nick Dana/Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing skipper Ian Walker expects his determined team to clock up 5,000 miles at sea in the next month alone. Walker, twice an Olympic silver medallist, gives us his thoughts on how preparations are going with 100 days to go before the start of the Volvo Ocean Race. By Ian Walker, Skipper, […]

VOR: Abu Dhabi prepare to flex Azzam’s muscles http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1841

July 21st, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race Video – Weekly Show Episode 31 (in Boston, USA)

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The teams are in Boston, USA – taking in local sights such as Fenway Park and preparing for the Boston In-Port Race. Telefonica are looking to re-assert their position as contenders in the Overall Classification and move above PUMA. The Volvo Ocean Race presents under the title “Weekly Show Episode” an impressive video from the […]

Volvo Ocean Race Video – Weekly Show Episode 31 (in Boston, USA) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1832

July 21st, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Show Episodes,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

VOR: CAMPER ‘misfits’ say farewell to Auckland

Sandra Mu / Getty Images for Auckland Stopover

CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand said farewell to Auckland as their Volvo Open 70 yacht was loaded on to a container ship and managing director Grant Dalton sent the crew off with a memorable description of those who sail in the Volvo Ocean Race. “It always was a race for a bunch of misfits […]

VOR: CAMPER ‘misfits’ say farewell to Auckland http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1826

July 21st, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race Video – Weekly Show Episode 32 (Boston to Galway)

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The fleet begins its sprint from Boston, USA to Galway, Ireland. Whales and icebergs are first to be negotiated, before heavy seas and high winds which claimed movistar at this stage of the last race in 2005-06. The Volvo Ocean Race presents under the title “Weekly Show Episode” an impressive video from the race series […]

Volvo Ocean Race Video – Weekly Show Episode 32 (Boston to Galway) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/2305

July 21st, 2011 | Posted in Regattas,Show Episodes,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

VOR: Telefónica plays a Joca with Brazilian signing

Team Telefónica today named Brazil’s João “Joca” Signorini, a former Volvo Ocean Race winner, as Watch Captain for the 2011-12 race. Joca is the only member of Telefónica with experience of victory in the race, and to date the only Brazilian sailor due to start the race in Alicante on October 29. Telefónica’s Volvo Ocean […]

VOR: Telefónica plays a Joca with Brazilian signing http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1797

July 19th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

VOR: Spanish summer headquarters for Mar Mostro

Arden Oksanen/PUMA Ocean Racing/ The crew of PUMA Ocean Racing celebrate finishing their transatlantic crossing.

After winning the Transatlantic Race in both IRC Class 1 and IRC Overall, PUMA headed to Lanzarote, Spain. Ken Read’s crew reached the Canary Islands on Friday, ready to start a new phase in their training. “The shore team met us at the dock, and there was a really nice celebration from the team, marina […]

VOR: Spanish summer headquarters for Mar Mostro http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1794

July 19th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

VOR: Galway homecoming for Team Sanya’s new MCM

Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race

Team Sanya’s newest member can look forward to quite a homecoming. Irishman Frankie Leonard has been named as Sanya’s Media Crew Member and whatever the result he can expect to be the toast of his home town of Galway when the race finishes there next July. “It is a huge deal that this race is […]

VOR: Galway homecoming for Team Sanya’s new MCM http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1784

July 18th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

TR2011: A Nerve-Jangling Finale

German Youth Team, Norddeutsche Vermoegen Hamburg (photo credit TR2011/Billy Black)

Today’s riddle, “where can you find the Prodigy, the Snow Lion, and the Dragon?,” can be correctly answered “at The Lizard,” as these yachts, plus 13 more, today crossed the finish line for the Transatlantic Race 2011 at Lizard Point on the south coast of England. Of the 16 yachts that completed the 2,975 mile […]

TR2011: A Nerve-Jangling Finale http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1743

July 15th, 2011 | Posted in Atlantic Ocean Racing Series,News,Regattas,Transatlantic Race,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race: Walker relishes thrill of the chase

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing | Ian Walker from United Kingdom, recruited as skipper for the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing campaign

Britain’s Ian Walker has a simple strategy when it comes to skippering a crew in the toughest test in sailing – surround yourself with talented people and give them the space and backing to do what they do best. The twice Olympic silver medallist knows his Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team are playing catch-up with […]

Volvo Ocean Race: Walker relishes thrill of the chase http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1740

July 15th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race: A third Olympic gold medal aboard Telefónica

Photo Maria Muina / (l-r) Watch Leader Neal McDonald from the UK and Helmsman/Trimmer Jordi Calafat from Spain, for Team Telefonica.

Team Telefónica have snapped up another Olympic gold medallist for their Volvo Ocean Race challenge, with Spain’s Jordi Calafat joining up as trimmer/helmsman. Britain’s experienced Neal McDonald was also announced as watch leader by the ambitious Spanish team. Calafat, who won Olympic gold in the 470 class at the 1992 Barcelona Games, is the third […]

Volvo Ocean Race: A third Olympic gold medal aboard Telefónica http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1695

July 13th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race Video – Weekly Show Episode 30 ()

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In Boston, USA the teams re-group for the challenges ahead. Only 0.5 points split PUMA and Telefonica Blue in second place. Will Magnus Olsson be able to sail the next Leg with a fractured rib? Will Ken Read return for the 2011-12 Race? The Volvo Ocean Race presents under the title “Weekly Show Episode” an […]

Volvo Ocean Race Video – Weekly Show Episode 30 () http://en.nauticwebnews.com/2303

July 13th, 2011 | Posted in Regattas,Show Episodes,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race: Skipper Cammas leads Groupama’s Alpe d’Huez assault

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Groupama skipper Franck Cammas swapped boat for bike to take part in L’Étape du Tour Mondovélo and finish an outstanding 40th place in a field of over 7,000 cycling amateurs tackling one of the toughest mountain finishes of the Tour de France. Cammas and nine of his Groupama team mates left Modane at 0705 yesterday […]

Volvo Ocean Race: Skipper Cammas leads Groupama’s Alpe d’Huez assault http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1686

July 12th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race – Team Sanya: Finding the Yao Ming of sailing

China launched its first ever sole entry in the Volvo Ocean Race today and announced that twice Volvo Ocean Race winner Mike Sanderson from New Zealand, would helm its Team Sanya.

Team Sanya skipper Mike Sanderson already has a shortlist of around 20 as he seeks the next Chinese sailing superstar to form part of his crew in the Volvo Ocean Race. China has a reputation for producing world class athletes. Take Yao Ming, a basketball icon standing  7ft 6” tall and one of the most […]

Volvo Ocean Race – Team Sanya: Finding the Yao Ming of sailing http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1684

July 12th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race Video – Weekly Show Episode 29 (to Boston, USA)

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The seven boat blast to Boston is on! The leaders go into Stealth Mode and it has dramatic consequences. The Volvo Ocean Race presents under the title “Weekly Show Episode” an impressive video from the race series 2008-09. The Video has a runtime of more than 26 minutes. (total 26:07 minutes on volvooceanracevideos)Video streamed directly […]

Volvo Ocean Race Video – Weekly Show Episode 29 (to Boston, USA) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/2293

July 12th, 2011 | Posted in Regattas,Show Episodes,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

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