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Groupama winning the Oeiras In-Port Race (+Video)

IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race

Groupama sailing team are preparing to fight tooth and nail to defend their overall race lead in the closest ever Volvo Ocean Race when the six teams set sail on the Leg 8 race to their homeport Lorient, France. Since knocking Team Telefónica from the top of the leaderboard during Leg 7, the French team […]

Groupama winning the Oeiras In-Port Race (+Video) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4230

June 10th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regatta-PORTS,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Oeiras In-Port Race weekend in Lisbon (+Video)

PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race

A four-way scrap for overall honours and a three-way tie in the inshore series are set to light up Saturday’s Oeiras In-Port Race in Lisbon, starting 1300 local, 1200 UTC, 24 hours before the teams set out on the penultimate offshore leg to Lorient. The top four teams overall are separated by just 21 points […]

Oeiras In-Port Race weekend in Lisbon (+Video) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4225

June 8th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regatta-PORTS,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Quotes of the teams: how are the boats

PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race

With the six Volvo Open 70s due to hit the water on Tuesday, we catch up with the shore teams to talk running repairs, what’s going on beneath the waterline and how they’re approaching the remainder of the race. Kimo Worthington, general manager, PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG: “What we’re doing right now is […]

Quotes of the teams: how are the boats http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4212

June 6th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regatta-PORTS,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Beach cleaning: from trash to treasure

LAGOSSPORTS

An army of Lisbon volunteers helped create a new work of art this weekend, clearing bags of rubbish from Algés Beach in the first part of a week-long process. The latest beach clean led by the Volvo Ocean Race’s Keep the Oceans Clean! project saw scores of people answer the call to help pick up […]

Beach cleaning: from trash to treasure http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4208

June 4th, 2012 | Posted in Ecology / Environment,News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

VOR most popular video: CAMPER Avoids Whale Collision

A leg which included one of the most popular video clips of the entire Race plus a string of ground-breaking live interviews left judges for the Inmarsat MCM Award once again spoiled for choice. Hamish Hooper, already a twice-winner of the leg prize, captured an extraordinary moment during the race from Miami to Lisbon when […]

VOR most popular video: CAMPER Avoids Whale Collision http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4207

June 4th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Groupama claim transatlantic 24-hour honours

Groupama sailing team have claimed the IWC Schaffhausen 24-hour distance record for Leg 7. The team skippered by Franck Cammas clocked up 538.3 nautical miles on May 29, to edge out Team Telefónica who sailed 535.5 nm on the same day. PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG achieved the third best Leg 7 24 hour […]

Groupama claim transatlantic 24-hour honours http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4204

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

Prince Felipe race visit boosts Telefónica (+Video)

IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race

Prince Felipe of Spain made a surprise visit to the Lisbon Race Village on Friday, joining Telefónica and Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad at the team base. The Prince, a keen sailor who represented Spain at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, took advantage of a gap in his schedule to renew his acquaintance with […]

Prince Felipe race visit boosts Telefónica (+Video) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4202

June 2nd, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Public are invited to clean Lisbon’s Algés Beach

Volunteers take part in a local beach clean to help raise environmental awareness. The rubbish found will then be transformed into art with the help of artists Skeletons of the Sea and displayed in the Downtown Miami Race Village. - IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race

Lisbon’s Algés Beach right next to the Race Village will be given a makeover on Saturday from volunteers led by the Volvo Ocean Race’s Keep the Oceans Clean! team. The public are invited to join the beach clean and help clear up rubbish washed ashore as part of Keep the Oceans Clean!, the Volvo Ocean […]

Public are invited to clean Lisbon’s Algés Beach http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4197

June 1st, 2012 | Posted in Ecology / Environment,News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Lisbon Race Village Opening Ceremony VIDEO

The Race Village in Lisbon opened its doors to the public to experience the race’s first visit to Portugal in its 39-year history. The Opening Ceremony May 31 to June 10 at Pedrouços Docks Lisbon hosts for the first time the Volvo Ocean Race, the biggest around the world regatta. In addition to the sailing […]

Lisbon Race Village Opening Ceremony VIDEO http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4188

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

Victory for Abu Dhabi in Lisbon (+Video)

IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing shrugged off seven months of frustration to secure their first leg victory, narrowly crossing the Lisbon finish line ahead of Groupama sailing team who have now claimed the overall race lead. Ian Walker’s men crossed the finish line at 21:23:54 UTC, less than six minutes ahead of Groupama, after 12 days […]

Victory for Abu Dhabi in Lisbon (+Video) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4195

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

Groupama move up with menace as leaders conserve strength

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Groupama surged back into contention on Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Tuesday, joining a fast-moving pack of teams threatening to make it a tight finish for leaders Abu Dhabi. The Emirati team skippered by Ian Walker have managed to keep their lead over second-placed PUMA steady at around 30 nautical miles since […]

Groupama move up with menace as leaders conserve strength http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4193

May 29th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Sailors steel nerves for Atlantic endgame

Craig Satterthwaite and Jules Salter stand tall in the lead.  - Nick Dana/Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race

Nerves of steel are a requirement for a Volvo Ocean Race sailor especially when crossing the Atlantic, CAMPER helmsman Rob Salthouse said as his team gained miles on Leg 7 leaders Abu Dhabi. Salthouse, competing in his third Volvo, said the current transatlantic crossing was definitely taking a toll on the sailors, with unpredictable weather […]

Sailors steel nerves for Atlantic endgame http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4191

May 27th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Abu Dhabi is speeding up to Lisbon

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Abu Dhabi were building a big lead on Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Sunday after beating the fleet to a low pressure system that packs the power to catapult them to within a couple of hundred miles of the finish. The team skippered by Britain’s twice Olympic silver medallist Ian Walker have […]

Abu Dhabi is speeding up to Lisbon http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4189

May 27th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

CAMPER leads even after a collision with a turtle

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Not even catching one of the world’s oldest reptiles on their keel could stop CAMPER’s winning form as they continue to lead the charge north today in search of a low that promises to help the “rich get richer”. CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand Media Crew Member Hamish Hooper this morning reported that his […]

CAMPER leads even after a collision with a turtle http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4185

May 26th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Groupama and Telefónica are leading

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Groupama and Telefónica have been trading first place overnight after the overall race leaders finally reduced the French team’s lead to zero late yesterday evening. The scrap for first place could not have been tighter with Telefónica finally gaining the upper hand at the 2200 UTC position report last night, but by only 0.1 nautical […]

Groupama and Telefónica are leading http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4182

May 23rd, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Groupama advantages into a comfortable lead

Yann Riou/Groupama Sailing Team/Volvo Ocean Race

Groupama’s relatively conservative approach to Tropical Storm Alberto was paying huge dividends on Monday evening as the French team emerged fully in control of the fleet with a near 50-mile lead and a two-knot speed advantage. Rather than head for the stronger winds close to the centre of the storm, Franck Cammas’ crew timed a […]

Groupama advantages into a comfortable lead http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4178

May 21st, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Ride back to European waters (+ Video)

Team Sanya, skippered by Mike Sanderson from New Zealand, chasing the fleet in light winds, at the start of leg 7 from Miami, USA to Lisbon, Portugal - IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race

After a light airs start to Leg 7 yesterday, Groupama sailing team have the lead today as northerly winds blowing against the Gulf Stream kick up a choppy sea in the opening stages of the transatlantic leg to Lisbon in Portugal. The fleet’s progress north is being helped by three knots of positive current from […]

Ride back to European waters (+ Video) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4175

May 21st, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Abu Dhabi lead fleet out towards stormy Atlantic

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Abu Dhabi led the fleet out of Miami and on towards a tropical storm that will be a deciding force in the opening 48 hours of the crucial Leg 7 race to Lisbon, Portugal. It was a hot and slow start for the six-boat fleet. Telefónica, PUMA and Abu Dhabi managed to escape the start […]

Abu Dhabi lead fleet out towards stormy Atlantic http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4168

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

Abu Dhabi win Miami thriller (+ Video)

IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race

Abu Dhabi claimed their third win of the in-port series on Saturday, while Groupama took a strong second to pile more pressure on overall race leaders Team Telefónica. While Ian Walker’s Abu Dhabi cemented their reputation as formidable in-shore contenders and took six points for the victory in the 10-leg, 8.2 nautical mile PORTMIAMI In-Port […]

Abu Dhabi win Miami thriller (+ Video) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4162

May 19th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Four in-ports, three legs (+ Video)

© Volvo Ocean Race

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 »

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