Three Volvo Ocean race entries to compete in the Rolex Fastnet Race
by Volvo Ocean Race media on 14 Aug 2011
With three Volvo Ocean race entries competing in the 2011 Rolex Fastnet Race, the Volvo Ocean Race has posted a series of videos relating to the three entries - Groupama, Team Sanya and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. This is the first time that VOR70's have lined up against each other.
Weather expert Gonzalo Infante has been crunching the data in the build-up to the race and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Groupama Sailing Team and Team Sanya could be close to the record time of one day 20 hours and 18 minutes if the forecast doesn't change.
Three of the teams that will race around the world in the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race from October will meet for the first time this weekend at the Rolex Fastnet Race.
Team Sanya will be racing in a refurbished version of the Telefónica Blue boat that finished on the podium in the last race and the new livery shown off after some furious work in Hamble, England.
Team Sanya training in the Solent, in the lead up to the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. Tim Stonton/Volvo Ocean Race
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