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Sanderson and Sanya set sights on more challenges ahead

PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race

Mike Sanderson today reflected on a “long and bumpy” road after his Team Sanya crew successfully completed stage 1 of Leg 2 in the small hours of the morning but his focus was soon on the immediate challenge ahead. The Sanya skipper gave a brief whoop from a spectator boat as his stand-in Richard Mason […]

Sanderson and Sanya set sights on more challenges ahead http://en.nauticwebnews.com/3610

January 20th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Starry night lifts mood on Team Sanya

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Team Sanya continued to battle confused seas and big waves overnight on their way to the finish line of the first stage of Leg 2 at the Indian Ocean safe haven port. Wearied by sleep deprivation from the slamming conditions the crew nevertheless remain in good form according to the latest report from Media Crew […]

Starry night lifts mood on Team Sanya http://en.nauticwebnews.com/3530

January 11th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Sanya’s next stop: secret location (+Video)

Team Sanya's last team meeting before sailing to the safe haven port during leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Cape Town, South Africa to Abu Dhabi, UAE. - Andres Soriano/Team Sanya/Volvo Ocean Race

Team Sanya set sail from Madagascar on Saturday, new rig in place, to resume racing the first stage of Leg 2 to a secret location in the Indian Ocean. A team of six sailors departed Fort Dauphin, motoring to a point two nautical miles east of the island where the team suspended racing on December […]

Sanya’s next stop: secret location (+Video) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/3510

January 7th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

No need for panic says Abu Dhabi skipper Walker

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing skipper Ian Walker. A sixty strong contingent of Volvo Ocean Race sailors and their families took the chance to soak up the unique atmosphere of camel racing on a desert adventure to the Late Sheikh Zayed Camel Race Grand Prix Festival. - PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race

Despite lying fifth in the overall standings, Ian Walker says his Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team could easily be on the brink of success in the Volvo Ocean Race. Having been eliminated from the first leg after breaking their mast on the first night, Abu Dhabi finished fifth on both stages of Leg 2. But […]

No need for panic says Abu Dhabi skipper Walker http://en.nauticwebnews.com/3505

January 7th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Sanya poised to resume racing

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After triumphing over their latest setback, Team Sanya are set to rejoin the Volvo Ocean Race on Saturday in what skipper Mike Sanderson says will be a “great day” for the team. Having carried out tests on their new rig, damaged while they were leading the fleet on day nine of Leg 2, the Sanya […]

Sanya poised to resume racing http://en.nauticwebnews.com/3503

January 7th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Leg honours for Telefónica but it’s Franck’s day (+Video)

PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race

Team Telefónica secured overall victory in Leg 2 with a strong second place but there was joy too for Groupama sailing team on Wednesday as they notched their first win of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, snatching top spot ahead of their rivals in the dying moments of the sprint into Abu Dhabi. The French […]

Leg honours for Telefónica but it’s Franck’s day (+Video) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/3494

January 5th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Groupama surge to victory in Leg 2 Stage 2 sprint

Yann Riou/Groupama Sailing Team/Volvo Ocean Race

Groupama sailing team claimed victory by less than one minute in the second stage of Leg 2 after edging out overall leg winners Team Telefónica in a nail-biting finish in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. The French challengers closed the gap with Telefónica to two boat lengths within 20 nautical miles of the finish during the […]

Groupama surge to victory in Leg 2 Stage 2 sprint http://en.nauticwebnews.com/3492

January 4th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Telefónica lead in Leg 2 Stage 2 sprint

IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race

Overall race leaders Team Telefónica took an early lead in the Leg 2 Stage 2 sprint into Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, making it round the first mark at the head of the pack. After a close start (0530 GMT) that saw all five boats cross the line within 10 seconds of each other, Telefónica managed […]

Telefónica lead in Leg 2 Stage 2 sprint http://en.nauticwebnews.com/3487

January 4th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Fast track coverage for Leg 2 final sprint

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Racing is scheduled to start at 0930 local time (0530 UTC), with the fleet expected to complete the course in less than six hours. Race junkies will be able to follow the action from start to finish using the official race tracker at volvooceanrace.com. Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad says the tracker, which will […]

Fast track coverage for Leg 2 final sprint http://en.nauticwebnews.com/3481

January 4th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Tense moments as fleet is unloaded

IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race

A delicate unloading operation took place today to re-launch the five boats sailing in Leg 2 Stage 2 after their transfer by ship was completed on time yesterday. The ship reached the United Arab Emirates shortly before midnight with the complex craning process beginning at first light this morning, overseen by representatives of the teams’ […]

Tense moments as fleet is unloaded http://en.nauticwebnews.com/3479

January 4th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Welcome to Abu Dhabi – Shamal winds (+Video)

Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 Pro-Am Race in Cape Town, South Africa. - IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race

Excitement is building in Abu Dhabi ahead of the Leg 2, Stage 2 finish, with the boats due in at the city’s waterfront on Wednesday afternoon. The main five-boat fleet will restart racing on January 4 with a 98 nautical mile sprint and an estimated arrival time at Abu Dhabi’s Destination Village of around 1600 […]

Welcome to Abu Dhabi – Shamal winds (+Video) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/3477

January 4th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Fun packed New Year’s Day in Abu Dhabi Destination Village

Abu Dhabi Destination Village for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. - IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race

Crowds are pouring into the Destination Village in Abu Dhabi for a New Year’s Day packed with thrills and excitement. From street performers to paddle boarding and flamenco dancers, and even a spectacular air show — the Destination Village has it all today. The 55,000 square metre purpose built village on the city’s waterfront opened […]

Fun packed New Year’s Day in Abu Dhabi Destination Village http://en.nauticwebnews.com/3474

January 2nd, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Life in a foil packet: existing off freeze-dried food

Andres Soriano from Team Sanya prepares the food for leg 2 in Cape Town. - IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race

Life at sea for weeks on end is tough for the Volvo Ocean Race sailors at the best of times, fighting extreme exhaustion, facing massive physical challenges and having to constantly make major decisions at the drop of a hat. Now imagine if all you had to eat for every meal for more than three […]

Life in a foil packet: existing off freeze-dried food http://en.nauticwebnews.com/3464

December 30th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Boats en route to Emirates after loading success (+Video)

Team Telefonica, skippered by Iker Martinez from Spain is prepared to be lifted onto a ship in the safe haven port on stage 1 of leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 from Cape Town, South Africa, to Abu Dhabi, UAE. - PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race

A ship laden with the priceless cargo of five Volvo Open 70s is heading for the northern Emirates in the latest stage of the Volvo Ocean Race’s anti-piracy plan after a nerve-wracking operation to load the 15-tonne boats went perfectly. Sailors, shore crews and race organisers worked round the clock and completed the risky task […]

Boats en route to Emirates after loading success (+Video) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/3452

December 29th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Secret location: Boats in the air, hearts missing beats

PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race

Hearts have been in mouths today as five multimillion dollar Volvo Open 70s were hoisted 40 foot in the air and onto a ship that is expected to begin transporting them to the start of the second stage of Leg 2 tomorrow. Sailors and shore crew pulled all-nighters to prepare their boats for the risky […]

Secret location: Boats in the air, hearts missing beats http://en.nauticwebnews.com/3440

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

Telefónica edge out CAMPER in final miles of madness (+3 Videos)

PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race

Team Telefónica snatched victory from CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand to win a thrilling first stage of Leg 2 by one minute and 57 seconds and strengthen their position at the top of the overall leaderboard. Telefónica celebrated crossing the finish line just before 1800 UTC on Monday with fist-pumps, screams, handshakes and hugs, […]

Telefónica edge out CAMPER in final miles of madness (+3 Videos) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/3434

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

Gloves are off in Boxing Day scrap for the lead

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CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand and Team Telefónica are locked in a titanic Boxing Day battle for the lead they close in on the Leg 2 safe haven port. Expected to complete the first stage of the second leg this afternoon, the two teams have been within shouting distance of each other as they […]

Gloves are off in Boxing Day scrap for the lead http://en.nauticwebnews.com/3427

December 26th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

CAMPER hang on in ding-dong Christmas battle

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There was no prospect of a festive truce for the Volvo Ocean Race teams on Sunday as CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand battled to hold on to their lead in the face of a Christmas Day fightback from Team Telefónica. The five boats still sailing in Leg 2 from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi […]

CAMPER hang on in ding-dong Christmas battle http://en.nauticwebnews.com/3423

December 25th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Christmas battle CAMPER with Team Telefónica

Roberto Bermudez de Castro leads the grind onboard CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand  - Hamish Hooper/CAMPER ETNZ/Volvo Ocean Race

CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand were still clinging on to their lead on Christmas morning but with Team Telefónica breathing down their necks there was no prospect of a festive truce. CAMPER, who could overtake Telefónica at the top of the overall leaderboard by winning the first stage of Leg 2, led their heavyweight […]

Christmas battle CAMPER with Team Telefónica http://en.nauticwebnews.com/3419

December 25th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Yule be glued to this Christmas drama as teams tussle for lead

Blasting north on CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand during leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Cape Town, South Africa to Abu Dhabi, UAE. - Hamish Hooper/CAMPER ETNZ/Volvo Ocean Race

After 12 days of nip-and-tuck racing and roller-coaster fortunes in Leg 2, Team Telefónica and CAMPER were involved in a thrilling Christmas Eve tussle for the lead early on Saturday. After a tense night of close quarters combat it was Chris Nicholson’s CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand who emerged on top this morning with […]

Yule be glued to this Christmas drama as teams tussle for lead http://en.nauticwebnews.com/3415

December 24th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

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