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Three months later, Martin Krite reflects on the Volvo Ocean Race By Volvo Ocean Race Media, 1:02 PM Wed 23 Sep 2009
Martin Krite, bowman on board Ericsson 3 reflects on the race, three months later: To sail the Volvo Ocean Race was I dream I have had since I was a kid. To live your dream is a privilege that not many people get to do, but I was fortunate to get the opportunity. It was an adventure beyond the usual where I pushed myself to the utmost limits, both physically and mentally, time and time again. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Knut Frostad reflects and looks ahead to 2011 By Lizzie Green, 6:13 AM Tue 14 Jul 2009
Knut Frostad, Volvo Ocean Race CEO, takes time out to reflect on the challenges and achievements of the ground-breaking 2008-09 race and provides an update of the outline plans for the next event. ...[more]


Clean sweep for Puma at Volvo Ocean Race awards ceremony By Kate Fairclough, 10:52 PM Tue 30 Jun 2009
The Puma Ocean Racing team swept the board at the awards ceremony in St Petersburg, Russia on Sunday night. Winning not one but three further trophies, each in categories voted for by a selection panel according to guidelines set out by the race committee, the Puma team excelled. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 officially over By , 1:38 PM Tue 30 Jun 2009
After nine months and nearly 40,000 nautical miles of racing, this edition of the Volvo Ocean Race has come to a close. On Sunday night in St. Petersburg, the final prizegiving was an opportunity to remember and celebrate all that has happened on this magnificent adventure. ...[more]


Images from St Petersburg - Volvo Ocean Race prizegiving By Volvo Ocean Race media, 3:50 PM Mon 29 Jun 2009
Images from the public prizegiving of the Volvo Ocean Race in St Petersburg, Russia. The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 was the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, for the first time it took in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Petersburg, Russia for the first time in the history of the race. ...[more]


Its all over - Volvo Ocean Race 2008-2009 By Riath Al Samarrai, 11:18 PM Sun 28 Jun 2009
Ericsson Racing Team completed their Volvo Ocean Race adventure with Ericsson 4 becoming the official overall winner of the 37,000-mile round the world yacht race in the early hours of Saturday June 27, 2009. 'It has been a long journey, but it feels good - a nice feeling of mission accomplished,' said Torben Grael. ...[more]


Images from St Petersburg - Volvo Ocean Race Finale By Volvo Ocean Race Media, 10:12 AM Sun 28 Jun 2009
Images from the finale to the Volvo Ocean Race in St Petersburg, Russia as they parade down the River Neva into the St Petersburg city centre for the Leg 10 prize giving. The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 was the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, for the first time it took in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Peters ...[more]


Images from the finish of the Volvo Ocean Race - St Petersburg By Volvo Ocean Race Media, 10:24 PM Sat 27 Jun 2009
Images from the finish of Leg 10 and the Volvo Ocean Race in St Petersburg, Russia ...[more]


First Leg win for Telefónica Black in thrilling Volvo Ocean Race Final By Volvo Ocean Race media, 2:36 PM Sat 27 Jun 2009
It was an historic moment tonight in St Petersburg, Russia, when as the White Night turned to dawn the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, led by Telefónica Black in a thrilling climax, crossed the tenth and final finish line of this nine-month, 37,000 nm race around the world. ...[more]


Close finishes mark the end of the Volvo Ocean Race in St Petersburg By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World and Volvo OR Media, 1:45 PM Sat 27 Jun 2009
The Volvo Ocean Race is over - finishing in St Petersburg, Russia with Telefonica Black taking the final leg after a tacking fuel with Puma Racing (Ken Read. The second place on the final leg gave Read and his crew second place overall in the 37,000nm sailing marathon. Ericsson 4 (Torben Grael) took an unassailable lead after Leg 9 to win the 2008/09 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race extended - No, it's not 1 April !! By Sail-World and Ken Read, 7:07 AM Sat 27 Jun 2009
After sailing 37,000nm around the planet, organisers have extended the length of Volvo Ocean Race to meet a deadline for the raising of two bridges at the entrance to St Petersburg. Leg leader, Puma Racing's Ken Read is incredulous. read his latest email. ...[more]


Puma Email: 'The last part of our amazing voyage' By Rick Deppe, 6:38 AM Sat 27 Jun 2009
With second place overall assured, aboard Puma Racing, skipper Ken Read and his crew are counting down the miles to the finish in St Petersburg, Russia. Rick Deppe reports on life on board: 'Not much happening on the boat at the moment and with about 140 miles to the finish it's really just a case of trying to keep the speed on and the other guys behind us. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Puma's Ken Read says 'it's very civilized sailing' By Ken Read, 9:13 PM Fri 26 Jun 2009
Latest news from Ken Read, Puma Ocean racing Team's skipper. 'We are racing again. I have to admit that this leg was a tough one to really get fired up about. The leg awards banquet in Stockholm and the final exit to the racecourse really started to feel like the end is near. ' -Ken Read ...[more]


Puma leading Volvo Ocean Race fleet to St Petersburg By Puma Ocean Racing Team, 11:12 AM Fri 26 Jun 2009
Latest news from Puma as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet heads towards their final destination in St Petersburg, Russia 'Apparently the hammering taken by Telefonica Blue the other week on the rocks outside Marstrand seems to have had very little effect on the boat. They do not have a speed problem at the moment.' - Rick Deppe ...[more]


Images from the start of Leg 10: St Petersburg here we come! By Volvo Ocean Race media, 4:42 AM Fri 26 Jun 2009
Images from the start of the final leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Stockholm to St Petersburg (Russia). The fleet must arrive on Saturday, to pass beneath two bridges which will be specially raised to allow the fleet into the historic city. ...[more]


PUMA leads as Volvo fleet heads to Russia By Volvo Ocean Race media, 4:05 AM Fri 26 Jun 2009
PUMA, who is now assured second place overall, led the Volvo fleet out of Sandhamn, on the outer edge of the Stockholm archipelago today - a spectacular day where conditions were perfect for the start of the tenth and final leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 to St Petersburg in Russia. ...[more]


Ericsson 3's crew turn their thoughts towards home By Gustav Morin - MCM, 7:53 PM Thu 25 Jun 2009
Latest news from Ericsson 3 as they set out on the last leg of the epic Volvo Ocean Race. 'The story of Ericsson 3 will not be forgotten, that I know for sure after a very nice stopover in Stockholm. It has slowly started to sink in. We have sailed around the world and soon finish what is known as the Mount Everest of sailing. - Gustav Morin ...[more]


The final Volvo Ocean Race leg for Green Dragon By Lucy Harwood, 4:14 PM Thu 25 Jun 2009
The fleet will set sail from the city of Stockholm for the 400 mile leg to St Petersburg in Russia tomorrow afternoon (25/06/09) at 1400 local time (GMT +2). Whilst the 400 miles should be a short leg, current forecasts suggest light and tricky conditions, which will make the final miles of the race a frustratingly slow time for the crews onboard. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - A short, sharp sprint to the overall finish line By Volvo Ocean Race media, 1:45 PM Thu 25 Jun 2009
It was like the end of a school term at the skippers' press conference in Stockholm today as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet prepares to tackle Leg 10, a final, short, sprint to the overall finish line in St. Petersburg. ...[more]


Team Russia runs out of time to compete in Volvo Ocean Race last leg By Volvo Ocean Race, 12:50 PM Thu 25 Jun 2009
Team Russia will sail with the fleet to St Petersburg but will not be a formal part of the Volvo Ocean Race proceedings after being unable to overcome their rule compliance issues. The team will now join the fleet on the 400-nautical mile trip to St Petersburg, where Westergaard believes it belongs. ...[more]


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