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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, […]

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

Where to watch the Volvo Ocean Race (+Video)

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The Volvo Ocean Race and host broadcaster IMG Media today announced the first batch of broadcast partners for the 2011-12 race, a list that includes 57 broadcasters in over 50 countries. Several broadcasters in host ports have confirmed their plans for the race, including Television New Zealand (NZ), SuperSport (South Africa), TG4 (Ireland), Fox Sports […]

Where to watch the Volvo Ocean Race (+Video) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/2436

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

White-knuckled ride for Team Sanya

Photo: Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race

Team Sanya have bashed their way through gale force winds in Ireland’s Celtic Sea to arrive home to England after one white-knuckled and exhausting ride. Media Crew Member and Irishman Frankie Leonard said Sanya clocked more than 30 knots boat speed in gusts that exceeded 45 knots. “We left Dublin at 1130 on Tuesday morning […]

White-knuckled ride for Team Sanya http://en.nauticwebnews.com/2412

September 7th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race Trophy: Eyes on the prize

The Volvo Ocean Race Trophy

The new-look Volvo Ocean Race trophy will go on show in New Zealand for the first time this month, giving locals a rare chance to catch a glimpse of the coveted silverware. It will be a visual reminder of exactly what is up for grabs in the nine-month, 39,000 nautical mile challenge. Could the largely […]

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September 7th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Sanya: Beauty and the beers

Frankie Leonard/Team Sanya - Ireland’s former Miss World Rosanna Davidson, meets Team Sanya whilst they visit Dublin, prior to the start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12.

The chilled round of Guinness was shouted by Sanya’s sole local sailor, Irish national Frankie Leonard as a penance to his crewmates for turning up late to one of their mandatory meetings. “Earlier this week I was a minute late for one of our morning meetings,” the charismatic Leonard wrote from the boat on Saturday. […]

Sanya: Beauty and the beers http://en.nauticwebnews.com/2391

September 6th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Red letter day for CAMPER in the UK

England, London. 5th September 2011. CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand sail up the River Thames, through Tower Bridge. | Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race

AFTER a gruelling three-month training session in the depths of New Zealand’s winter, CAMPER surfaced today in the warmer Northern Hemisphere for an historic sail down London’s iconic River Thames. CAMPER’s designer-red sails cut a striking profile against England’s grey sky as the Volvo Ocean Race competitor took a more laid-back approach to sailing, cruising […]

Red letter day for CAMPER in the UK http://en.nauticwebnews.com/2383

September 5th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Dublin welcome in store for Team Sanya

Tim Stonton/Volvo Ocean Race - UK, Solent. 8th August 2011. Team Sanya training in the Solent, in the lead up to the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12.

Team Sanya is making every mile count on their latest shakedown sail from England’s south coast to Dublin, Ireland. The near 1000 mile return journey is the longest the team has undertaken since competing in the Rolex Fastnet Race last month, when it answered its critics by finishing inside the race record. Having launched just […]

Dublin welcome in store for Team Sanya http://en.nauticwebnews.com/2329

September 2nd, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Sailing into the unknown

Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing made a leap of faith this week when they signed off on the final sail designs they hope will help power them to victory in the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. The sails will be shipped directly to Alicante, giving the Abu Dhabi crew few opportunities to try them out before the […]

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September 1st, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race Video – 38 Weekly Show Episode`s

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The Volvo Ocean Race presents under the title “Weekly Show Episode” an impressive series of videos from the race series 2008-09. And here are 22 amazing Videos with lots of action, interviews and spectacular impressions.

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September 1st, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Show Episodes,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

PUMA: What goes down must come up!

Chris Hill/PUMA Ocean Racing

Breathe easy, PUMA fans – this is just a test and Mar Mostro has passed with flying colours. Curious onlookers could have been forgiven for gasping when PUMA Ocean Racing’s new Volvo Open 70 was caught in a smack-down position in water off Lanzarote, Spain, this week. The Volvo Open 70 Measurement Group put the […]

PUMA: What goes down must come up! http://en.nauticwebnews.com/2285

August 31st, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 – Meet All Teams

Volvo Ocean Race Chief Executive, Knut Frostad, said “The level of competition has never been higher.” The following teams are participating on the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. Meet the Teams: Articles about the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. Leg 1 | Leg 2 | Leg 3 | Leg 4 | Leg 5 | Leg 6 | Leg […]

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August 31st, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race,VOR 2011-12 - All Teams | Read More »

Starting gun fires in logistics race

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There are still two months to the start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2010-11, but in the race to ship the event’s massive consignment of accompanying equipment around the world, the starting gun has already been fired. Volvo Ocean Race Logistics Manager, Craig Rodgers, is the man tasked with making sure everything gets to the […]

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August 31st, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Martínez and Fernández reflect on Vigo return

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Team Telefónica’s arrival in the Galician port of Vigo this week may have brought back some painful memories for star Spanish sailing duo Iker Martínez and Xabi Fernández. In the 2005-06 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, Martínez and Fernández were part of the ill-fated Movistar crew who were forced to return to Vigo just […]

Martínez and Fernández reflect on Vigo return http://en.nauticwebnews.com/2263

August 30th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Chickpeas and chorizo christen Telefónica

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Things just got a whole lot messier aboard Telefónica after Media Crew Member Diego Fructuoso gave the boat a very unusual christening. Team Telefónica skipper Iker Martínez tells the story of the tasty misadventure and reveals why you should not think of going on a diet in Galicia. Hello everyone, We are now near the […]

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August 29th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Team Sanya: Read Mike’s latest message

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Now it feels real… Phase one which was the refit phase is now well and truly done, the refit phase included the Rolex Fastnet Race and what a great way to put a final date to that. The result we were really happy with. From a performance standpoint, we felt the boat performed in the […]

Team Sanya: Read Mike’s latest message http://en.nauticwebnews.com/2235

August 29th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Mark Farrow Design – Camper in the Volvo Ocean Race (Video)

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The CAMPER boat’s striking graphics are from the pen of world leading British studio Farrow. Their projects have gained worldwide acclaim, and Creative Director Mark Farrow is considered to be one of the most important graphic designers working today. Mark Farrow Design – Camper (total 04:57min | from Camper Channel) Articles about the Volvo Ocean […]

Mark Farrow Design – Camper in the Volvo Ocean Race (Video) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/2233

August 29th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Year of the Tiger for Team Sanya

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China’s Teng Jiang He has his sights set on inspiring a nation after being chosen by Team Sanya to be the first Chinese sailor to contest the Volvo Ocean Race. (total 01:15 | from Team Sanya Channel) Articles about the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. Leg 1 | Leg 2 | Leg 3 | Leg 4 […]

Year of the Tiger for Team Sanya http://en.nauticwebnews.com/2231

August 29th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race snaps up top race photographers

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The Volvo Ocean Race has appointed two photographers with a wealth of sailing experience and knowhow to cover the 2011-12 edition, starting in Alicante in October. Paul Todd New Zealander Paul Todd is a former professional sailor with over 20 years in the photographic industry. Paul served as picture manager during the 2005-06 edition of […]

Volvo Ocean Race snaps up top race photographers http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1574

August 29th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

An exhausting day in the life

Parker Worthington, PUMA Ocean Racing

PUMA Ocean Racing have been in intense training mode in the Canary Islands, spending long sessions in the gym followed by days and nights at sea. As the team prepare for a much needed break, helmsman/trimmer Jonathan Swain gives us an inside view of what life in Lanzarote has been like. “A typical day for […]

An exhausting day in the life http://en.nauticwebnews.com/2202

August 27th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Team Telefónica race to new base

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Team Telefónica are on their way to a new base in Sanxenxo in Pontevedra after bringing their three-month spell in Lanzarote to an end. But while Iker Martínez and his crew are heading to the north of Spain, the shore team have their focus firmly on Alicante in the south east. Telefónica left Marina Rubicón […]

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August 27th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

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