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An original Legend

1973-74 Whitbread Round the World Race winning skipper of Sayula II, Ramon Carlin from Mexico and Volvo Ocean Race CEO, Knut Frostad. (Credit: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)

Even after 38 years, the lure of the Legends reunion was too much to resist for the inaugural race winner, 85-year old Ramón Carlin, who made the trip from Mexico to be a part of this unique gathering. Given Mexico’s lack of pedigree in competitive sailing, Carlin’s corrected time win in the 1973-74 race aboard […]

An original Legend http://en.nauticwebnews.com/2903

November 3rd, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race,VOR Legends Regatta | Read More »

France’s former Whitbread Race winner lines up for Legends

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Lionel Péan, the original skipper of Whitbread 1985-86 winner L’Esprit d’Equipe, will reunite with his crew and his boat for the Volvo Ocean Race Legends regatta and reunion in Alicante from November 1-5. The 58’ sloop will join a growing fleet of boats from the first 10 races including race winning yacht Steinlager 2. “Twenty-five […]

France’s former Whitbread Race winner lines up for Legends http://en.nauticwebnews.com/2739

October 13th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race,VOR Legends Regatta | Read More »

VOR: Regatta Ambassador

1989-90 Whitbread Round the World Race skipper Pierre Fehlmann | Barry Pickthall/PPL

Swiss sailor Pierre Fehlmann, the only person to skipper an entry in five Whitbread Round the World Races, has joined Lady Pippa Blake, Sir Chay Blyth, Tracy Edwards, Skip Novak and Magnus Olsson as an ambassador to the Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta and Reunion which takes place November 1-5 in Alicante, Spain. A co-founder […]

VOR: Regatta Ambassador http://en.nauticwebnews.com/2663

September 29th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race,VOR Legends Regatta | Read More »

Italy’s Tauranga to join Legends

Italy’s Tauranga (renamed Gandalf) confirms entry in Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta. | Photo James Robinson Taylor

The classic Italian yacht Tauranga has become the latest entry in the Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta and Reunion which takes place in Alicante, Spain this November. The Sparkman and Stevens designed Swan 55 Tauranga took part in the very first edition of the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1973-74, completing the 27,000 nautical […]

Italy’s Tauranga to join Legends http://en.nauticwebnews.com/2571

September 21st, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race,VOR Legends Regatta | Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race 38th Birthday

1981-82 Whitbread Round the World Race: Chay Blyth on Great Britain II | Barry Pickthall/PPL

The Volvo Ocean Race is more demanding now than it has ever been, according to two-time veteran Sir Chay Blyth, who toasted the race’s 38th birthday with a tribute to his modern-day counterparts and the extraordinary challenge they face. On September 8, 1973, Sir Chay was behind the wheel of the 77ft Great Britain II, […]

Volvo Ocean Race 38th Birthday http://en.nauticwebnews.com/2438

September 9th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race,VOR Legends Regatta | Read More »

VOR: Tracy Edwards named ambassador for ‘maiden’ Legends Regatta

Round the World yachtswoman Tracy Edwards at the wheel of Maiden during the 1993-94 Whitbread Round the World Race | Tanya VIisser / PPL British

Tracy Edwards, the first woman to lead an all-female crew in the Whitbread Round the World Race 1989-90, has been named an Ambassador for the first Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta and Reunion. Edwards and her crew of Maiden won two of the six legs in their class including the spectacular route through the notorious […]

VOR: Tracy Edwards named ambassador for ‘maiden’ Legends Regatta http://en.nauticwebnews.com/2165

August 24th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race,VOR Legends Regatta | Read More »

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: Traité de Rome latest Legends entry

Volvo Ocean Race Traite de Rome

Two-time Whitbread entry, Traité de Rome, will fly the EU flag at the Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta and Reunion this November. The 51’ Sparkman & Stephens design is one of the smaller yachts taking part in the Legends event. Built in 1975 at Royal Huisman Shipyard as an Admiral’s Cup yacht for German industrialist, […]

Volvo Ocean Race: Traité de Rome latest Legends entry http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1338

June 22nd, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race,VOR Legends Regatta | Read More »

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