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Goodby ceremony and quotes for Leg 9

PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race

Crowds thronged the dock in the Lorient Race Village to bid farewell to the Volvo Ocean Race fleet as they set out for the final offshore leg to Galway, after a vibrant stopover in France’s sailing capital. The sailing savvy local race fans cheered loudly as the six teams paraded down to their boats before […]

Goodby ceremony and quotes for Leg 9 http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4341

July 1st, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Teams prepare for the Bretagne In-Port Race

PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race

Tension is mounting in Lorient as the six teams prepare to face off in the first of the race’s final three scoring opportunities, the Bretagne In-Port Race. Overall race leaders Groupama sailing team take a 23 point margin and home town advantage into today’s 60 minute inshore race but are nevertheless keen to secure maximum […]

Teams prepare for the Bretagne In-Port Race http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4339

July 1st, 2012 | Posted in News,Regatta-PORTS,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Prize giving ceremony in Lorient

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CAMPER’s Hamish Hooper scooped his third Inmarsat Media Crew Member Award, while Team Sanya were given the DHL Shore Crew Award and Brad Marsh was honoured with the Abu Dhabi Seamanship Award at the prize giving ceremony in Lorient. Hooper received the award for his outstanding overall multimedia output during a stormy Leg 8 and […]

Prize giving ceremony in Lorient http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4337

June 29th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Mike Sanderson took victory (Video)

Mike Sanderson took victory in one of the toughest challenges to date – crepe making! Crepe Wars Articles about the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. Leg 1 | Leg 2 | Leg 3 | Leg 4 | Leg 5 | Leg 6 | Leg 7 | Leg 8 | Leg 9 The Resume of the race […]

Mike Sanderson took victory (Video) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4318

June 25th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Lorient loves Try Sailing

PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race

Visitors to the Lorient Race Village have a chance to experience the sport of sailing for themselves thanks to two Try Sailing initiatives operating during the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in the city. The Volvo Ocean Race Academy Try Sailing programme swung into operation this week with the first of a series of schools and […]

Lorient loves Try Sailing http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4315

June 25th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Quotes from the hard working shore crews in Lorient

The visitors taking pictures at the boats during the Lorient stop over Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 - PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race

The teams’ shore crews have been working steadily since the boats arrived in Lorient after a turbulent leg from Lisbon, but today most could see a light at the end of the tunnel as the job lists were all but ticked off. PUMA shore crew manager Tim Hacket said his team had found just a […]

Quotes from the hard working shore crews in Lorient http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4317

June 22nd, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Lorient stopover official opening

Christian Gourcuff, the patron of the Leg, Norbert Métairie, President of Lorient Agglomeration and mayor of Lorien, Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister, President of the General council of Brittany and Volvo Ocean Race CEO, Knut Frostad, officially open the Volvo Ocean Race village in Lorient, France, during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12.  - IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race

France’s Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian welcomed the world’s leading offshore race to Brittany for the Lorient stopover official opening on Saturday with the sailing-mad locals already flocking in to see six our Volvo Open 70s up close and personal. The Volvo Ocean Race has never been to Brittany in its 39-year history, a notable […]

Lorient stopover official opening http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4291

June 16th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Lorient 11 days stopover

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  Lorient Race Weekend – Friday June 29, 1200 local (1000 UTC) Pro-Am Race – Saturday June 30, 1302 local (1102 UTC) In-Port Race – Sunday July 1, 1302 local (1102 UTC) – Leg 9 start to Galway Key dates – Saturday June 16 – Race Village officially opens – Sunday June 17 – July […]

Lorient 11 days stopover http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4288

June 16th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regatta-PORTS,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Groupama with dream victory on home waters (+Video)

PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race

France’s Groupama completed a heroic comeback victory on Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Friday, strengthening their grip on the overall standings and realising a dream homecoming to the port of Lorient. Franck Cammas and his men were cheered by thousands of fans on the Brittany coast after crossing the Leg 8 finish […]

Groupama with dream victory on home waters (+Video) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4276

June 15th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race – Lorient, France (+Video)

Yvan Zedda


There’s no better way to follow the race than to get up close and personal at the race villages. Get amongst the action of the world’s toughest sailing race and check out 10 amazing countries as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet sails into 10 host ports around the world in 2011-12. The race began in […]

Volvo Ocean Race – Lorient, France (+Video) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4244

June 12th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regatta-PORTS,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12: Race Schedule from Alicante to Galway

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The 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race will start with the In-Port Race on 29 October in Alicante, Spain and the route will go to Cape Town, Abu Dhabi, Sanya, Auckland and on to Itajaí. Next stop is Miami and then across the Atlantic to Lisbon followed by Lorient and Galway. Volvo Ocean Race Alicante, Volvo Ocean […]

Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12: Race Schedule from Alicante to Galway http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1085

May 15th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

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