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Volvo Ocean Race: Musto selected as official supplier for 2014/15 By Volvo Ocean Race, 6:56 PM Mon 10 Jun 2013
Musto, the market-leading sailing clothing brand with links to the Volvo Ocean Race dating back over 30 years, has been chosen as official supplier of sailing apparel and footwear for the next edition. 'The Volvo Ocean Race has always been part of the Musto DNA. Since 1981 it’s been our test track' - Nigel Musto ...[more]


North Sails to provide one-design sails for VOR Teams in 2014-15 Race By Sail-World, 9:16 PM Mon 20 May 2013
North Sails have been selected to provide one design sails for the 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Race, complementing the one design hulls and one design rigs being supplied by North's sister company Southern Spars. In keeping with the multi-national supplier theme of the 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Race, the sails have been designed and tested in New Zealand, built in USA and finished in France ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Tribute from Simon Le Bon to Magnus Olsson By Sail-World, 12:59 PM Wed 24 Apr 2013
Simon Le Bon sailed with Magnus Olsson on board Drum in the 1985-86 edition of the race. Le Bon has sent The Volvo Ocean race website a personal tribute to his smiling Swedish friend, who died on April 20 at the age of 64. A musician and the owner of the maxi yacht Drum, Le Bon was participating in the Fastnet with skipper Skip Novak when the boat lost her keel and capsized. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Magnus Olsson, Six times race veteran dies at 64 By Volvo Ocean Race, 8:10 AM Sun 21 Apr 2013
The world of sailing was in mourning on Saturday following the death of Sweden's Magnus Olsson at the age of 64. A tired Magnus Olsson on deck on Ericsson 3 during leg 8 from Galway to Marstrand. Gustav Morin/Ericsson 3/Volvo Ocean Race Olsson competed in the Whitbread/Volvo Ocean Race in six editions from 1985-86 to 2008-09, tasting victory with EF Language in 1997-98. He was named a Volvo Oc ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race : Full route for 2014/15 race is announced By Volvo Ocean Race, 7:04 PM Mon 8 Apr 2013
The French city of Lorient will return as the penultimate stopover in the Volvo Ocean Race for the 12th edition in 2014-15, completing a route that will test the world's best professional sailors to the limit in a race around the world lasting almost nine months and 40,000 nautical miles. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race – It’s getting hot and sticky in southern England By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:57 PM Sat 23 Mar 2013
As the clock continues to wind to the next edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, the nights are hotting up at the Green Marine boatyard in chilly southern England as the very first One Design Volvo Ocean 65 is stuck together ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Pirates on pause as latest stopover/boat announced By Volvo Ocean Race, 7:44 PM Mon 18 Feb 2013
Abu Dhabi will return to the Volvo Ocean Race in 2014-15 with a team once again skippered by Britain’s twice Olympic silver medallist Ian Walker and a stopover in the United Arab Emirates capital. Monday’s double announcement gives the race a third confirmed team for 2014-15 more than 18 months before the start and sets up a massive challenge for the sailors on Leg 2 ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Spar build well underway at Southern Spars By Volvo Ocean Race, 8:58 PM Sat 9 Feb 2013
Wondering what’s happening with the rigs of the new Volvo Ocean 65? It’s well underway at Southern Spars, New Zealand. Our sole spar suppliers are working fast: three masts are already being finished and the first boom is ready to go. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Race to stop at Newport, Rhode Island for first time By Volvo Ocean Race, 7:24 AM Wed 6 Feb 2013
Newport, Rhode Island will host the Volvo Ocean Race for the first time after winning a place on the route for the 12th edition of sailing's premier round-the-world challenge in 2014-15. The Race will reach Newport, one of the world's sailing capitals, around May 2015 after a stop in Itajaí, Brazil. From Newport, the teams will sail across the Atlantic for the final legs around Europe. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Gothenburg named as 2014-15 race finish By Sail-World, 8:56 PM Fri 1 Feb 2013
The Swedish city of Gothenburg will be the final stop on the route for the 12th edition of the Volvo Ocean Race in 2014-15 and will also feature in the 13th edition under a two-race deal presented on Friday. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Official briefings on benefits of Auckland Stopovers By Sail-World, 5:29 PM Fri 1 Feb 2013
Following are three media statements relating to the announcement of the two-edition Volvo Ocean Race stopovers in Auckland. They are re-published not so much for their news significance, but for the statistics regarding the value of the New Zealand Marine Industry, developed largely over the past 30 years, off the back of New Zealand's involvement in the America's Cup and Volvo Ocean Race ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Knut Frostad updates on progress By Richard Gladwell, 3:27 PM Tue 29 Jan 2013
Knut Frostad, CEO of Volvo Ocean Race talks with Sail-World.com's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell after the announcement of the Auckland stopover for the next two editions of the race. Here he talks about the reasons for choosing Auckland, how the costs and budgets work for the Volvo 65's, the approach being taken for the on board media reporters and much more. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Auckland confirmed as a stopover for two editions By Richard Gladwell, 10:44 AM Tue 29 Jan 2013
Auckland has been confirmed as a stopover for two editions of the Volvo Ocean Race. The announcement was made at a media function attended by Knut Frostad, CEO of the Volvo Ocean race organisation, the Mayor of Auckland and representatives from Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development. The NZD$5.5million event fee has been funded jointly by Auckland Council and the NZ Government. ...[more]


Auckland returns for double dose of Volvo Ocean Race By Volvo Ocean Race, 9:15 AM Tue 29 Jan 2013
The city of Auckland in New Zealand will again play host to sailing's greatest adventure after winning selection as a Host Port in the Volvo Ocean Race for both the 12th edition in 2014-15 and the 13th. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Brazil scores a second stopover By Volvo Ocean Race, 11:33 PM Tue 22 Jan 2013
Itajaí will once again be a Host Port for the Race in 2014-15 following the huge success of the stopover there in the last edition. Brazil will have two stops along the route for the 12th edition of the round-the-world race. ...[more]


2nd entry in VOR, Brazilian boat and Recife stopover By Volvo Ocean Race, 6:20 AM Fri 18 Jan 2013
The Brazilian state of Pernambuco will enter a team in the next edition of the Volvo Ocean Race and its capital city of Recife will provide the first stopover along the route of the race, which starts in Alicante in the second half of 2014. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: First stopover and second team announced for 2014/15 By Sail-World, 5:57 AM Fri 18 Jan 2013
Volvo Ocean Race organisers have announced the first stopover port and the second team to enter the 2014/15 edition of the race, which will be sailed in a one design fleet of Volvo 65ft yachts. The race will start in November 2014 from the Spanish port of Alicante, where the race is headquartered. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race puts out call for Onboard Reporters for 2014 event By Volvo Ocean Race, 11:06 PM Fri 11 Jan 2013
The Volvo Ocean Race has launched the search for a team of Onboard Reporters capable of taking the event's unique media programme to the next level. For the third consecutive edition, each team taking part in sailing's premier offshore race will have on board an embedded multimedia reporter, formerly known as an MCM. ...[more]


Sailing and Sponsorship – you can’t have one without the other By Jeni Bone, 5:27 PM Mon 7 Jan 2013
Recently, a feature piece by the editor of UK consultancy site, YachtSponsorship ran on this and other sites in the TetraMedia group, pondering the pros and cons of sponsorship in the sport of sailing, and lamenting that too often, the branding overshadows the sailors. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Notice of Race for 2014-2015 edition released By Volvo Ocean Race, ALICANTE , 4:51 AM Sat 22 Dec 2012
The Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 will start to allow two extra crew members for In-Port Race, making it only one of the several changes made for the next edition of the world’s premier offshore sail racing event. ...[more]


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