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The first 24 hours (Video and Tracker Animation)

Paul Todd/Volvo Ocean Race

Get up to date with the first 24 hours of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 and find out how the teams fared in the fierce conditions as they headed towards the Straits of Gibraltar. (total 01:14min | streamed from volvoocean channel) ADIL from Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing: “It was the scariest day of my life” […]

The first 24 hours (Video and Tracker Animation) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/2957

November 8th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Decision time: is west best?

Groupama Sailing Team during leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Alicante, Spain to Cape Town, South Africa. Yann Riou/Groupama Sailing Team/

At last, after a difficult couple of days, the fleet racing in Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race has flooded through the Straits of Gibraltar and has been set free into the Atlantic, led by Chris Nicholson’s CAMPER at 2100 GMT last night. At 1000 GMT today CAMPER had clung onto her slim lead […]

Decision time: is west best? http://en.nauticwebnews.com/2955

November 7th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Abu Dhabi hopeful of Thursday restart

UPDATE - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's yacht Azzam, skippered by Britain's Ian Walker, returns to Alicante, Spain after the mast broke in rough weather on the first day of racing on leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. - PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race

As work continues to ready their yacht Azzam, Media Crew Member Nick Dana sends this dispatch from the team camp. “It’s just another race,” says Ben Davis, one of the three Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s boat builders that have been called back to duty. “After we heard the news on Saturday evening, we knew we […]

Abu Dhabi hopeful of Thursday restart http://en.nauticwebnews.com/2953

November 7th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Boats safely through Gibraltar

VOR-20111107-01-Boats through Gibraltar

With Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Team Sanya back in port after being forced to suspend racing, it was a relief for the rest of the fleet to make it out of the worst of the conditions and through the tidal bottleneck at Gibraltar. CAMPER were being chased by Team Telefónica, Groupama sailing team and […]

Boats safely through Gibraltar http://en.nauticwebnews.com/2951

November 7th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Brutal wave smashes Abu Dhabi (NEW VIDEO)

UPDATE - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's yacht Azzam, skippered by Britain's Ian Walker, returns to Alicante, Spain after the mast broke in rough weather on the first day of racing on leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. - PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race

See the dramatic footage from the first night of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 and find out why Abu Dhabi were forced to turn back to Alicante (total 02:25min) SEE ALSO: Abu Dhabi team suffers broken mast en.nauticwebnews.com/2926 Emotional Walker promises swift return to racing en.nauticwebnews.com/2935 Articles about the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. Leg 1 […]

Brutal wave smashes Abu Dhabi (NEW VIDEO) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/2941

November 6th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

CAMPER leads charge towards Gibraltar Straits

CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand during leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Alicante, Spain to Cape Town, South Africa. - Hamish Hooper/CAMPER ETNZ/Volvo

After a bumpy night which saw two boats suspend racing, beating down the Spanish coast in head winds gusting 25 knots, Chris Nicholson’s CAMPER leads the fleet towards the first waypoint 55 nautical miles dead up wind to the entrance to the Straits of Gibraltar. Telefónica (Iker Martínez/ESP) is hard on her heels just over […]

CAMPER leads charge towards Gibraltar Straits http://en.nauticwebnews.com/2937

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

Emotional Walker promises swift return to racing

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing skipper Ian Walker from the UK at the press conference after Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's yacht Azzam, returns to Alicante, Spain after the mast broke in rough weather on the first day of racing on leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. (Credit: TIM STONTON/Volvo Ocean Race)

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing skipper Ian Walker vowed this morning that his crew would be back racing as quickly as possible after their yacht Azzam was dismasted in violent seas – and said the Volvo Ocean Race is by no means lost. An emotional Walker fought back tears as he told a press conference that […]

Emotional Walker promises swift return to racing http://en.nauticwebnews.com/2935

November 6th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Team Sanya’s suffers hull damage

PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race

Aksel Magdahl, navigator on board Team Sanya, reported at 0834 UTC on Sunday that they had suffered hull damage on the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, which began yesterday in Alicante. Skipper Mike Sanderson has confirmed to Volvo Ocean Race control: “The situation is very much under control, everyone is obviously disappointed […]

Team Sanya’s suffers hull damage http://en.nauticwebnews.com/2933

November 6th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s Azzam suffers broken mast /+UPDATE

UPDATE - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's yacht Azzam, skippered by Britain's Ian Walker, returns to Alicante, Spain after the mast broke in rough weather on the first day of racing on leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. - PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s Azzam reported that she had suffered a broken mast and had suspended racing on the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, which began today in Alicante. Navigator Jules Salter told Volvo Ocean Race control that all the crew were unhurt and were attempting to recover what they could. “There […]

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s Azzam suffers broken mast /+UPDATE http://en.nauticwebnews.com/2926

November 6th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race teams head out towards brutal seas (+Video)

Start of leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean race 2011-12 from Alicante, Spain to Cape Town, South Africa. - IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race

A crowd of 60,000 watched as Spain’s Crown Prince Felipe fired the gun to set the six boats on their way. French soccer legend Zinedine Zidane joined Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing on the inshore course, making it a gala start to the first ocean leg, which will take the fleet over 6,500 nautical miles to […]

Volvo Ocean Race teams head out towards brutal seas (+Video) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/2923

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

Fireworks, royal visit to light up fleet’s farewell

Alicante leg 1 race start course.

Fireworks, parachutes and the blessing of the fleet will bring the Alicante Race Village to life tomorrow, while the visit of Spain’s Crown Prince Fleet will see the six boats off on the first of the round-the-world legs in fitting style. The village will open at 1000 local time, giving spectators an opportunity to watch […]

Fireworks, royal visit to light up fleet’s farewell http://en.nauticwebnews.com/2919

November 4th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Cape Town – Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12

Cape Town

Dominated by its immense flat-topped mountain, Cape Town sits at the convergence of two of the world’s great oceans, the Indian and the Atlantic. Dubbed the Tavern of the Seas, Cape Town has been a welcome sight for sailors ever since man took to wandering the oceans in search of new lands, new trade and […]

Cape Town – Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1092

May 15th, 2011 | Posted in Regatta-PORTS,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

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