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  Date 1 Jan - 12 Dec
  Description Starting from Alicante in Spain on 4 October 2008, it will for the first time, take in ports in Asia. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles, stopping at around 11 ports and taking nine months to complete, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world’s premier yacht race for professional racing crews.

  Event Type Race
  Event Website http://www.volvooceanrace.org

sail-world.com -- News - 2008 - 2009 Volvo Ocean Race Tue, 1 Jan 2008 to Sat, 12 Dec 2009



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Puma's Volvo 70 - 'il mostro' - for sale! By Marine Business-World.com, 4:36 PM Thu 20 Oct 2011
PUMA's il mostro is being auctioned off to the highest bidder. The auction started on September 30 and concluding on October 30, we will accept bids for one of the fastest VOR boats in the world. Puma's il mostro is the perfect platform for a racing owner wishing to compete in offshore racing both under handicap and as a course record breaker. Auction ends October 30th 2011 ...
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Volvo Ocean Race Legends: Caviar, Cocktails and Central Heating By Volvo Ocean Race Media, 7:39 PM Tue 17 Aug 2010
Englishman Butch Dalrymple-Smith was a crewmember aboard the Mexican entry, Sayula II, the winner of the very first Whitbread in 1973-74. In the Volvo Ocean Race's 'Legends Look Back' series ahead of next year's first official reunion in Alicante, Butch remembers the good and bad. 'After each day’s six-hour watch, those coming off the deck would be handed a rum tonic or a vodka or gin... ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Camper announce build, crew and workup for VOR70 By Warren Douglas, 10:38 PM Fri 23 Jul 2010
CAMPER, in association with Emirates Team New Zealand have made some key announcements in their project for the Volvo Ocean Race Construction of the VO70 yacht will start in the first week of August. Crew selection is also well advanced and CAMPER said today that experienced Spanish round-the-world yachtsman Roberto Bermudez de Castro has signed on. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race announce Legends Regatta covering all editions By Volvo Ocean Race Media, 11:00 PM Mon 5 Jul 2010
Following the announcement of the Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta. With around 2000 sailors having sailed in the 10 editions of what is now the Volvo Ocean Race, it's inevitable that there have been plenty of behind-the-scenes stories and shenanigans aboard the boats and in port, that haven't made it to the public domain. ...
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Stu Bannatyne joins CAMPER/Emirates Team NZ for Volvo Ocean Race By Emirates Team NZ/Camper, 2:36 PM Fri 7 May 2010
CAMPER announced today the appointment of Stuart Bannatyne as a watch captain for its Volvo Ocean Race project. Bannatyne has raced around the world five times, most recently in the 2008-09 VOR on board the winning yacht Ericsson 4. The CAMPER campaign for the 2011-2012 round-the-world race is being run by Emirates Team New Zealand. The race starts from Alicante, Spain, in October 2011 and ...
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Second's out for PUMA's Ken Read in Volvo Ocean Race + Video (x2) By Cameron Kelleher, 7:20 PM Tue 4 May 2010
'The goal is to build a team not only of great sailors but of friends. I think people perform better when they enjoy what they do...' For a man with more medals in his locker than a green beret, having to settle for the second step of the podium at the end of a gruelling 2008-09 race was unfamiliar territory for Ken Read. Read’s PUMA Ocean Racing finished behind Torben Grael’s Ericsson 4 ...
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Puma announces core team for Volvo Ocean Race By Puma Racing Media, 10:50 PM Fri 30 Apr 2010
Today Ken Read, skipper of PUMA Ocean Racing, announced his core crew and management team for the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012. The team departs Alicante, Spain today to bring il mostro, PUMA Ocean Racing’s boat that secured a second place finish in the last Volvo Ocean Race, back to Newport, Rhode Island where the team will immediately start training for the next race. il mostro will serve ...
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Sports Consultancy secures 10 Host Ports for Volvo Ocean Race 2011–12 By The Sports Consultancy, 3:59 PM Mon 26 Apr 2010
Coinciding with the announcement of the full route for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 The Sports Consultancy, the bidding specialists appointed by Volvo Ocean Race to manage the competitive tender process, announces the successful completion of the agency’s brief to deliver what is, with over 80 initial bidders and 10 successful cities, believed to be the largest number of cities bidding... ...
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Nicholson and Minoprio named for Camper/ETNZ Volvo crew + Audio By Richard Gladwell and ETNZ Media, 2:10 PM Thu 22 Apr 2010
Emirates Team New Zealand has appointed Olympic and round-the- world yachtsman Chris Nicholson to skipper Camper’s entry in the 20 11-12 Volvo Ocean Race. Also at the announcement at Emirates Team New Zealand's Auckland base was World Match Racing Champion, Adam Minoprio, who was named as part of the crew. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 – Schedule announced By Volvo Ocean Race, 1:34 AM Tue 20 Apr 2010
The course and dates for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 have been officially announced today. This edition of the race will see a new format for the racing programme in the host cities, including the start city of Alicante, Spain and finish city of Galway, Ireland. For the first time, the Volvo Ocean Race will finish with an In-Port race in Galway. ...
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Auckland, the City of Sails, to host Volvo Ocean Race for eighth time By Volvo Ocean Race Media, 6:36 PM Wed 31 Mar 2010
Auckland, New Zealand, is back in the Volvo Ocean Race after a gap of 10 years. The city, which has fielded some of the world’s best sailors in the Volvo Ocean Race, last hosted the event in 2001-02. It will stage the leg four finish from Sanya in China and the start of leg five, which will take the fleet into the Southern Ocean once again, round the infamous Cape Horn and up to a finish in Itaj ...
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Volvo Ocean Race announcement: Live from Auckland + full Audio By Richard Gladwell, 2:26 PM Wed 31 Mar 2010
Sail-World is coming to you live from the Viaduct Basin ahead of the announcement of the Auckland stopover for the Volvo Ocean Race. We hope to present a live commentary on what is happening. ...
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