Images of the RTW Legends: Spanning the Years

Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta: Assa Abloy.

Images from Alicante, by top international photographer, Ian Roman, of some of the fleet sailing and dockside at the Volvo Ocean Race Legends regatta showing how the race and boats have changed over the period of the Whitbread Round the World race and latterly Volvo Ocean Race.

Hull shapes vary from the old International Offshore Rule to the various renditions of the Volvo 60 and Volvo 70 rule used in the latter races.

Plus there's some of the great boats from previous races - all still sailing and with active racing careers

The build-up to the start of the first days racing for the Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta in Alicante, prior to the start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. (Credit must read: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)

The build-up to the start of the first days racing for the Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta in Alicante, prior to the start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. (Credit must read: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)

Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta: Steinlager 2. (Credit must read: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)

Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta: Fisher & Paykel.(Credit must read: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)

Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta: Gauloises III. (Credit must read: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)

The build-up to the start of the first days racing for the Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta in Alicante, prior to the start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. (Credit must read: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)

Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta: Telefonica Black. (Credit must read: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)

Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta: Rothmans. (Credit must read: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)

Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta:Fisher & Paykel. (Credit must read: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)

Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta: Great Britain II. (Credit must read: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)
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