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Four in-ports, three legs (+ Video)

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With just four in-port races and three offshore legs left to go the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 remains too close to call – and points have never been more crucial as the reunited fleet gears up to resume competitive action this weekend. After more than six months and thousands of miles of extreme racing, just […]

Four in-ports, three legs (+ Video) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4157

May 18th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

No kidding around in closest Academy showdown yet

Children from local sailing schools take part in the Volvo Ocean Race Academy optimist sailing in the Downtown Miami Race Village - IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race

America’s finest young sailors went head to head in the closest contested Team Racing Academy Regatta in the 2011-12 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race on Sunday in Miami. Claiming victory in the intense round-robin racing was CAMPER, one of three local teams from Florida that included Nico Schultz, Nick Hernandez, Jeff Glosenger and Hannah […]

No kidding around in closest Academy showdown yet http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4142

May 14th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Team Sanya rejoining their rivals in Miami (+Video)

PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race

Team Sanya are back and warning the rest of the fleet that they’re ready to “mix it up” with them again after rejoining their rivals in the Miami docks on Saturday. Skipper Mike Sanderson’s boat topped 30 knots boat speed on their “shakedown” sail to Florida, returning the Volvo Ocean Race to full strength for […]

Team Sanya rejoining their rivals in Miami (+Video) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4131

May 13th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Iker: We’re in an enviable position

IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race - Team Telefonica skipper Iker Martinez from Spain, with his son after finishing leg 6 from Itajai, Brazil, to Miami, USA,

Telefónica have three teams snapping at their heels as they prepare for the final three offshore legs but for all the disappointment at finishing fourth on Leg 6 skipper Iker Martínez is enjoying the pressure — and the “privileged” position of being top of the leaderboard with the end now in sight. Martínez´s men won […]

Iker: We’re in an enviable position http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4120

May 12th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

PUMA notch up third IWC 24-hour distance prize

IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race

PUMA had double the reason to celebrate following their win in Miami after their 24-hour run of 511 nautical miles scooped the IWC Schaffhausen Speed Record Challenge trophy for Leg 6. It’s the third time PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG have won the award, sponsored by the Volvo Ocean Race’s official timekeeper IWC Schaffhausen […]

PUMA notch up third IWC 24-hour distance prize http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4114

May 11th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

What the crews had to say (+Video)

PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG, skippered by Ken Read from the USA, celebrate finishing first - IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race

As the fleet complete a gruelling Leg 6 from Brazil to Miami, our team of reporters are dockside to get the lowdown from the sailors. Here’s what the crews had to say: PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG Skipper Ken Read: “It’s spectacular, unbelievable. If it wasn’t such a grand stage that we have to […]

What the crews had to say (+Video) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4108

May 10th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Abu Dhabi make moonlight approach to Miami

Nick Dana/Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing are set to close out fifth place in Leg 6 from Brazil to the USA just before sun up in Miami today. Having to fight against a strong Gulf Stream in their final miles to the finish line, Ian Walker’s team had to dive in close to the Florida coast to […]

Abu Dhabi make moonlight approach to Miami http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4106

May 10th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Miami triumph for PUMA and Read

PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG, skippered by Ken Read from the USA, take first place, on leg 6 from Itajai, Brazil, to Miami, USA - IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race

PUMA’s American skipper Ken Read enjoyed a glorious homecoming and a second consecutive leg win on Wednesday after an intense match race with close rivals CAMPER that has thrown the overall race wide open. Read’s men crossed the Miami finish line at 1414 local time, 1814 UTC, with a lead of around five nautical miles […]

Miami triumph for PUMA and Read http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4104

May 9th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

PUMA in last gasp tactical battle

Leaders PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG pass the Great Isaac Light on the home stretch of leg 6 from Itajai, Brazil, to Miami, USA - IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race

Leg 6 leaders PUMA tacked south in the run-in to the Miami finish line on Wednesday, a tactical move that leaves them neck and neck with CAMPER in terms of straight line distance to finish but will, they hope, leave them able to cover their rivals over the final miles. PUMA rounded the final waypoint […]

PUMA in last gasp tactical battle http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4102

May 9th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

The Miami Race Village MAP and the Schedule of Events

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The Downtown Miami Race Village is a large scale production and 14-day event taking place in Bicentennial Park. Spanning over 27 acres overlooking the bay in Downtown Miami, the village will provide tourists and the local South Florida community a place to “Sea and be Seen” with an international and interactive race village that will […]

The Miami Race Village MAP and the Schedule of Events http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4098

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

Official opening of the Downtown Miami Race Village (+Video)

Mayor of Miami, Tomas P. Regalado is given a guided tour by Volvo Ocean Race CEO, Knut Frostad, in the Downtown Miami Race Village - IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race

A colourful junkanoo street parade kick-started celebrations at the official opening of the Downtown Miami Race Village on Monday ahead of what’s tipped to be one of the toughest fought finishes of the race so far. Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado together with race CEO Knut Frostad cut the ribbon at the entrance of the race […]

Official opening of the Downtown Miami Race Village (+Video) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4094

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

The closest fought battles of the race at the Bahamas

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Leg 6 is turning out to be one of the closest fought battles of the race so far and while it makes incredible viewing for fans worldwide, for the men in charge of leading the crews it is a stressful and exhausting situation. With tactics more at play than ever before in the fickle winds […]

The closest fought battles of the race at the Bahamas http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4092

May 7th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Knut Frostad interviewed by TV in Miami

Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad is interviewed by TV in the Downtown Miami Race Village - PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race

The Downtown Miami Race Village is ready to host one of the closest finishes of the race yet after throwing open its gates to the public today ahead of Monday’s official opening ceremony. While PUMA were feeling the heat at the front of the Leg 6 race to their home country, temperatures were soaring at […]

Knut Frostad interviewed by TV in Miami http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4089

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

Supermoon lights way as Telefónica reclaim second

The biggest full moon of the year as seen from onboard Groupama Sailing Team during leg 6 - Yann Riou/Groupama Sailing Team/Volvo Ocean Race

Nights and days are rolling into one as the race through the Caribbean continues with the ‘supermoon’ lighting the way. The moon is currently passing closer to Earth than usual creating the biggest and brightest full moon of the year — and for the teams, racing 24 hours a day, there has been little change […]

Supermoon lights way as Telefónica reclaim second http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4082

May 6th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Fleet entered the final 1,000 miles (+Video)

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The Volvo Ocean Race fleet entered the final 1,000 miles of Leg 6 on Saturday — and with just 85 miles splitting the teams, victory was anyone’s for the taking. “Right now, all bets are off,” declared Ken Read, skipper of frontrunners PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG, as they clung to the smallest of […]

Fleet entered the final 1,000 miles (+Video) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4079

May 5th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Sanya return to racing for Leg 7

Team Sanya, skippered by Mike Sanderson - PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race

Sanya will make their return to racing in time for Leg 7’s transatlantic run from Miami to Lisbon and for skipper Mike Sanderson that represents a return to a part of the world he regards as his specialist area. After years of racing and record-breaking across the Atlantic, the Sanya skipper is so at home […]

Sanya return to racing for Leg 7 http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4076

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

Favourable winds start to fade (+Video)

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PUMA continued to resist attempts from CAMPER and Telefónica to usurp them from their position at the top of the Leg 6 leaderboard, but with more than 1,500 nautical miles still to sail in the race to Miami a second successive leg win was far from secure. Just five nm split Ken Read’s PUMA Ocean […]

Favourable winds start to fade (+Video) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4072

May 3rd, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Doldrums zone have brought mixed fortunes (+Video)

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Rainclouds and squalls in and around the Doldrums zone have brought mixed fortunes for the leading pack overnight as leaders PUMA saw their advantage cut to under eight nautical miles by 0400 UTC today. CAMPER with Emirates team New Zealand made the biggest gains, dodging the worst wind holes to overtake Team Telefónica and move […]

Doldrums zone have brought mixed fortunes (+Video) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4070

May 1st, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

They will then face the Doldrums (+Video)

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PUMA’s dive towards the Brazilian coast appeared to have paid off early on Monday, buying them valuable miles — and temporary respite — against Leg 6 challengers Telefónica and CAMPER. Ken Read’s crew had their hearts in their mouths for most of Sunday as they watched their rivals close their lead in the race to […]

They will then face the Doldrums (+Video) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4067

April 30th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

The top three teams are engaged in a nip and tuck scramble

Nice sailing conditions on deck at sunrise.  - Amory Ross/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race

The top three teams on Leg 6 from Brazil to the USA are today engaged in a nip and tuck scramble as Ken Read’s PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG continue to lead from Chris Nicholson’s CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand and Iker Martínez´s Team Telefónica in third. Latest predictions suggest the leading boats […]

The top three teams are engaged in a nip and tuck scramble http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4065

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

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