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Goodby ceremony and quotes for Leg 9

PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race

Crowds thronged the dock in the Lorient Race Village to bid farewell to the Volvo Ocean Race fleet as they set out for the final offshore leg to Galway, after a vibrant stopover in France’s sailing capital. The sailing savvy local race fans cheered loudly as the six teams paraded down to their boats before […]

Goodby ceremony and quotes for Leg 9 http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4341

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

Teams prepare for the Bretagne In-Port Race

PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race

Tension is mounting in Lorient as the six teams prepare to face off in the first of the race’s final three scoring opportunities, the Bretagne In-Port Race. Overall race leaders Groupama sailing team take a 23 point margin and home town advantage into today’s 60 minute inshore race but are nevertheless keen to secure maximum […]

Teams prepare for the Bretagne In-Port Race http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4339

July 1st, 2012 | Posted in News,Regatta-PORTS,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Prize giving ceremony in Lorient

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CAMPER’s Hamish Hooper scooped his third Inmarsat Media Crew Member Award, while Team Sanya were given the DHL Shore Crew Award and Brad Marsh was honoured with the Abu Dhabi Seamanship Award at the prize giving ceremony in Lorient. Hooper received the award for his outstanding overall multimedia output during a stormy Leg 8 and […]

Prize giving ceremony in Lorient http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4337

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

Lorient stopover official opening

Christian Gourcuff, the patron of the Leg, Norbert Métairie, President of Lorient Agglomeration and mayor of Lorien, Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister, President of the General council of Brittany and Volvo Ocean Race CEO, Knut Frostad, officially open the Volvo Ocean Race village in Lorient, France, during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12.  - IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race

France’s Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian welcomed the world’s leading offshore race to Brittany for the Lorient stopover official opening on Saturday with the sailing-mad locals already flocking in to see six our Volvo Open 70s up close and personal. The Volvo Ocean Race has never been to Brittany in its 39-year history, a notable […]

Lorient stopover official opening http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4291

June 16th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Lorient 11 days stopover

@volvooceanrace

  Lorient Race Weekend – Friday June 29, 1200 local (1000 UTC) Pro-Am Race – Saturday June 30, 1302 local (1102 UTC) In-Port Race – Sunday July 1, 1302 local (1102 UTC) – Leg 9 start to Galway Key dates – Saturday June 16 – Race Village officially opens – Sunday June 17 – July […]

Lorient 11 days stopover http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4288

June 16th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regatta-PORTS,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Groupama with dream victory on home waters (+Video)

PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race

France’s Groupama completed a heroic comeback victory on Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Friday, strengthening their grip on the overall standings and realising a dream homecoming to the port of Lorient. Franck Cammas and his men were cheered by thousands of fans on the Brittany coast after crossing the Leg 8 finish […]

Groupama with dream victory on home waters (+Video) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4276

June 15th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Fleet nears record breaking speeds

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It is all about speed! The top quartet of Telefónica, PUMA, Groupama and CAMPER have notched more than 500 nautical miles in the past 24 hours, and there’s still plenty of racetrack left for the teams to break the IWC Schaffhausen 24-hour record. The North-Atlantic storm has ramped up the fleet to near record breaking […]

Fleet nears record breaking speeds http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4273

June 14th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Teams passed São Miguel (+Video)

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Avoiding the worst of the Azores High and making the best of a rough ride home will be the keys to Leg 8 for the four teams jostling for honours in the closest ever Volvo Ocean Race. There was no let up in the three way scrap for the podium positions overnight as Telefónica, Groupama […]

Teams passed São Miguel (+Video) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4271

June 13th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race – Lorient, France (+Video)

Yvan Zedda


There’s no better way to follow the race than to get up close and personal at the race villages. Get amongst the action of the world’s toughest sailing race and check out 10 amazing countries as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet sails into 10 host ports around the world in 2011-12. The race began in […]

Volvo Ocean Race – Lorient, France (+Video) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4244

June 12th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regatta-PORTS,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Groupama climb to third behind Team Telefónica and PUMA

PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race

Overall race leaders Groupama made a steady climb through the order on the fleet’s first night at sea on Leg 8 from Lisbon to Lorient, powering their way into third place behind Team Telefónica and PUMA. At 0500 UTC the French team were just one nautical mile (nm) behind second placed PUMA and within 2.7 […]

Groupama climb to third behind Team Telefónica and PUMA http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4242

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

Leg 8 from the Portuguese capital Lisbon, bound for Lorient, France

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PUMA led the Volvo Ocean Race fleet out towards the Atlantic as Leg 8, the penultimate offshore stage of the race, got underway from the Portuguese capital Lisbon, bound for Lorient, France. Tomorrow you can join live calls with the fleet. Ken Read’s men, second in yesterday’s Oeiras In-Port Race, nailed the downwind start in […]

Leg 8 from the Portuguese capital Lisbon, bound for Lorient, France http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4233

June 10th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

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