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Marstrand Pit Stop announced for Volvo Ocean Race By Volvo Ocean Race media, 10:12 PM Mon 16 Jun 2008
Marstrand, the famous sailing and recreational island close to Goteborg on Sweden's west coast, will be the Pit Stop for the 2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race en route to Stockholm, race organizers have announced ...[more]


Mason to join Ericsson Racing Team's Nordic crew By Ericsson Racing Team, 2:29 PM Fri 30 May 2008
Ericsson Racing Team's Nordic crew is almost complete with the formal appointment by skipper Anders Lewander of Richard Mason as part of the crew. Mason, who is based in Stockholm, will join the crew as Watch Captain for his third Volvo Ocean Race. ...[more]


Boston confirmed as sole North American Volvo stop By media, Portsmouth (England) , 2:31 AM Fri 30 May 2008
The Volvo Ocean Race has confirmed Fan Pier in Boston, USA as the sole North American stopover when the race visits the US East Coast port city in April-May 2009. Two weeks of festivals and local events are planned for the beginning of May 2009, to celebrate the arrival and departure of the Volvo Ocean Race, Boston’s maritime history and the sport of sailing ...[more]


Team Russia make a precise launching of Volvo 70 By Event media, 9:40 PM Wed 28 May 2008
Team Russia?s new Volvo Open 70 yacht made a spectacular entrance into the world today. Its 23 metre long racing hull appeared in public for the first time hovering high over the boat sheds of builder?s Green Marine Lymington (UK), before being lowered by a massive 200 Tonne crane into the Lymington River. ...[more]


Volvo Open 70 Team Russia presented By Julie Turner, 8:24 AM Tue 27 May 2008
Team Russia’s new Volvo Open 70 yacht made a spectacular entrance into the world today. Its 23 metre long racing hull appeared in public for the first time hovering high over the boat sheds of builder’s Green Marine Lymington (UK). Team Russia will take part in the Volvo Ocean Race, the premiere round the world yacht race that starts in Alicante this October ...[more]


PUMA Ocean Racing's new racing boat christened By Robert Penner, Boston, USA , 9:17 PM Tue 13 May 2008
PUMA Ocean Racing had its new racing boat christened 'il mostro'. The evening included the ceremonial breaking of a bottle of champagne across the Volvo Open 70’s bow by Hayek, the boat’s ‘godmother’ and short speeches by Chairman and CEO of PUMA, Jochen Zeitz, Chief Marketing Officer Antonio Bertone and PUMA Ocean Racing Skipper Ken Read. ...[more]


Magnus Olsson joins Ericsson Racing Team By Mats Olsson, 8:42 AM Sun 11 May 2008
Ericsson Racing Team has recruited veteran Magnus 'Mange' Olsson as a crewmember on the Nordic crew in the next Volvo Ocean Race. Mange Olsson sailed his first yacht race round the world in 1985, when the race was still known as the Whitbread. He won with EF in 1997-98, and placed second with Assa Abloy in 2001-2002. ...[more]


Spain backs two-boat assault on Volvo Ocean Race By Lizzie (Green) Ward, Portsmouth, England , 9:56 PM Fri 9 May 2008
Spain’s two-boat assault on the Volvo Ocean Race will be backed by Telefónica, the Spanish telecommunications giant and parent company of movistar. The campaign will again be spearheaded by Pedro Campos as CEO, while Bouwe Bekking, skipper of the Spanish entry movistar in the previous race, returns as Sports and Technical Director. ...[more]


PUMA Ocean Racing Team announced By Robert Penner, Boston, Massachusetts, USA , 9:06 AM Fri 9 May 2008
Ken Read, skipper of PUMA Ocean Racing, officially announced his crew and management for the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race 2008-2009, as the team gathered for official training in Newport, Rhode Island and prepared for the christening of its new boat on May 12 in Boston Harbor. Among the crew, PUMA Ocean Racing represents six countries and has 21 past Volvo Ocean Race participations to its credit. ...[more]


Green Team say ‘thank you’ to China By Green Team / Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong , 8:35 PM Mon 5 May 2008
Last Saturday the VOR Green Team celebrated the completion of their new Volvo Open 70 with a ‘Thank you, China’ event at McConaghy Boats in Zhuhai, China. Construction started in October 2007 in a facility located about 60 miles northwest of Hong Kong and has been completed on schedule, with the boat due to leave on a ship bound for the UK on 8 May ...[more]


Kiwi to be new Race Director of Volvo Ocean Race By PR, Portsmouth, UK , 5:27 PM Wed 23 Apr 2008
New Zealander Jack Lloyd has joined the Volvo Ocean Race as its new Race Director. Lloyd, who takes over from Andy Hindley, completes the race management line-up for the 2008-09 race following last month’s appointment of Norwegian Knut Frostad as CEO who took over from Glenn Bourke, who returned to Australia ...[more]


PUMA Ocean Racing moves to Newport Shipyard By Volvo OR Event media, 6:04 AM Wed 23 Apr 2008
What began at 4am under the darkness of night and a full moon, ended more than two hours later in the morning dawn. Following an arduous 20 mile trip, PUMA Ocean Racing’s new boat for the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-2009 made its way from Goetz Custom Boats in Bristol, Rhode Island to the Newport Shipyard in Newport, where it will receive final preparations before going in the water. ...[more]


NZ's Jack Lloyd appointed VOR Race Director By Volvo OR Event Media, 9:52 PM Tue 22 Apr 2008
New Zealander Jack Lloyd, a well known figure in international yacht racing, has joined the Volvo Ocean Race as its new Race Director. Lloyd, 54, was Chairman of the International Jury for the 2005-06 race after serving as a member of the jury for two previous races. ...[more]


Team Russia announce new Volvo crew members By Julie Turner, Moscow , 3:16 AM Fri 11 Apr 2008
At a press conference held at the Moscow International Boat Show, Team Russia skipper Andreas Hanakamp and syndicate president Oleg Zherebstov announced five key crew members that will join Team Russia to sail in the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 - Line up - Guillermo Altadill, Stig Westergaard, Wouter Verbraak and Vladimir ‘Kuli’ Kulinichenko ...[more]


2008 Schedule of U.S. National Championships U.S. By Marlieke de Lange Eaton, 11:36 AM Thu 13 Mar 2008
US SAILING, the national governing body of the sport, has determined its 2008 schedule for Adult and Youth National Championships. ...[more]


Volvo announce telecoms partners for 2008-09 race By Volvo, Portsmouth, UK , 4:50 AM Tue 11 Mar 2008
FleetBroadband has been chosen to provide essential voice and data connectivity for the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 - Inmarsat returns again to the event as official satellite communications provider - Stratos Global is official sponsor of mobile satellite services and Thrane & Thrane is official sponsor of satellite and radio communications equipment ...[more]


Special Volvo Race Edition cars launched By PR, 4:45 AM Fri 7 Mar 2008
Volvo Cars began the countdown to the start of the Volvo Ocean Race in The Netherlands yesterday by launching a series of specially designed cars at the Amsterdam Boat Show. The new Volvo Ocean Race Edition includes three models, the Volvo V70, Volvo XC70 and Volvo XC90 in exterior colours of either ocean blue or electric silver ...[more]


Carbon Challenge aims for Volvo start line By Volvo Ocean Race media, 3:00 PM Sat 1 Mar 2008
A syndicate with environmental issues at the heart of their campaign has emerged as a potential eighth entry. Known as Carbon Challenge, the objective of the campaign is to raise awareness of the harmful effects of global warming as the team travels the globe by significantly reducing their carbon footprint. ...[more]


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