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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 1 - Telefónica blast towards finish line + Video By Volvo Ocean Race, 12:11 AM Sun 27 Nov 2011
Volvo Ocean Race leg one leader Team Telefónica, skippered by Spanish Olympic gold medal winner Iker Martínez, were headed for glory on Saturday with just 106 nautical miles to the Cape Town finish line at 1200 UTC, with an ETA of 1700 UTC. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Puma Ocean Racing reach Tristan da Cunha + Videos By Amory Ross, 8:51 PM Sat 26 Nov 2011
Volvo Ocean Race - Amory Ross, MCM, onboard Puma Ocean Racing reports on the crew's progress: Today we get off the boat. It may seem like a minor step towards our return to Cape Town, but it has taken an incredible effort for us just to get this far. Tristan da Cunha will offer some much needed rest, refuge, and recovery, and we’re all looking forward to being distracted for a few days ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Telefónica powers towards Cape Town By Volvo Ocean Race, , 6:56 AM Sat 26 Nov 2011
Volvo Ocean Race leaders, Telefónica (Iker Martínez/ESP) had just 406 nautical miles to complete on leg one to Cape Town tonight at 1900 UTC. Provided she continues with her current progress victory will be hers. However, it ‘isn’t over until it’s over’ as the saying goes, and the crew will not rest until they are safely across the finish line in Cape Town ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Fast and furious as Camper shows her true colours By Thomas Pryor, 6:07 AM Sat 26 Nov 2011
Camper, crewed by Emirates Team NZ have been chewing up the miles on its way to Cape Town with the boat reaching speeds of between 25 - 30 knots and reducing the distance to the Leg One finish to 670 miles. Yesterday the boat travelled a staggering 551 miles in 24 hours, against a record of 597nm. Features video and also an audio interview with co-skipper Stu Bannatyne. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama pick through Saint Helena High By Franck Cammas, , 3:39 AM Sat 26 Nov 2011
Volvo Ocean Race team Groupama 4, which has been sailing in the high pressure of the South Atlantic since Thursday evening, still has 1,000 miles to go to the finish of leg one in Cape Town. The two leaders have increased their lead with every hour and are likely to continue in that vein this weekend as Franck Cammas and his men have to pick through the Saint Helena High. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Visit Finland takes second By Heather Ewing, , 12:43 AM Sat 26 Nov 2011
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Despite a nail-biting and frustrating finish for Gold Coast Australia, the team has secured their fifth consecutive victory into Tauranga and remains unbeaten to date in biennial the 15-race series. Beating into a strong north westerly breeze after sustaining mainsail damage in the Bay of Plenty, the team crossed the finish line at 0326 local time ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Dramatic finish expected for Telefónica By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:35 PM Fri 25 Nov 2011
Volvo Ocean Race leg one leader Telefónica is expected to cross the finish in Cape Town later tomorrow afternoon. A dramatic daylight finish is in prospect as high winds of over 25 knots are forecast. Martínez and his men have protected their lead and, by remaining in a southerly position for as long as possible, they were able to achieve high speeds as they rode the westerly cold front ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - A tough day for Puma Ocean Racing By Amory Ross, , 10:03 PM Fri 25 Nov 2011
Volvo Ocean Race - Amory Ross, MCM, onboard Puma Ocean Racing reports on the crew's progress after their boat was dismasted in the South Atlantic: Yesterday was a tough one in a lot of ways. It was a day I think we all knew was coming, but that didn’t make it any easier. The post-breakage shock left a lot of us in a bit of a buzz, a hazy world of extreme optimism and positivity. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Camper increases pressure on Telefónica + Video By Sophie Luther, 7:00 AM Fri 25 Nov 2011
Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race continues as Camper (Chris Nicholson/AUS) increases pressure on race leader Telefónica at 1900 UTC this evening. The Camper crew have been decreasing the miles on the lead that Telefónica possesses for the past twenty four hours and are now some 100 nautical miles from Martinez and his men. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Fishing net gets between Camper and speed record By Thomas Pryor, 6:41 AM Fri 25 Nov 2011
Camper - Emirates Team NZ report from the South Atlantic with only 1,000nm left to sail to the finish. At the current rate of progress that is just two days sailing! Here's the latest report, video and audio off the boat: At the 1340 UTC report CAMPER showed 550.05 nm of distance sailed in the last 24 hr period, averaging 22.95 kts boatspeed ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race – Groupama 4 in perfect condition By Franck Cammas, , 4:38 AM Fri 25 Nov 2011
Volvo Ocean Race – With the cold front shifting very quickly across 40° South, the pace has really gone up a notch to the extent that all the teams have sailed in excess of 500 miles in 24 hours with ease. On a more manageable sea, the north-westerly wind is kicking out over twenty knots of breeze, though Groupama will be the first to slow down once the zones of high pressure settle into position ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - High seas game of pursuit By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:35 AM Fri 25 Nov 2011
Volvo Ocean Race - Record-breaking conditions and breakneck speeds were heating up a high seas game of pursuit on Thursday as Camper pushed hard against leg one leaders Telefónica, while Groupama faced yet another fateful tactical decision. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Fast and furious sailing By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:14 PM Thu 24 Nov 2011
Volvo Ocean Race - On day twenty of leg one Telefónica (Iker Martínez/ESP) has just 1,191 nautical miles (nm) to run to the finish in Cape Town. The miles are clicking down dramatically as the two of the three boats still racing in the first leg hit high speeds riding a South Atlantic cold front.The speeds of up to 28 knots will continue as the wind increases during the next 12 hours ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Thanksgiving on board Puma Racing By Amory Ross, South Altantic , 9:23 PM Thu 24 Nov 2011
Today is Thanksgiving in the US of A – a holiday for family, food, drink, and giving thanks – and while there are only three Yanks on PUMA’s mighty Mar Mostro, the 11 of us are a family for the time being and I thought it was fitting, given the circumstances, that we use this opportunity to send out some serious kudos ...[more]


Transat Jacques Vabre – Class 40 Aquarelle.com takes first By Hélène Tzara, 8:37 PM Thu 24 Nov 2011
Transat Jacques Vabre duo Yannick Bestaven and Eric Drouglazet, onboard Aquarelle.com, crossed the finish line in Puerto Limon, Costa Rica this morning, Thursday 24 November at 07hrs 59min 08 sec UTC/GMT. After leading the race continuously since the start in Le Havre on Wednesday 2nd November, the duo scored a convincing victory completing the course in an elapsed time of 21d 17h 59m 08s ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Three days and Puma is not out of the woods yet By Ken Read, 7:07 PM Thu 24 Nov 2011
Puma Racing skipper Ken Read is certainly getting a working over in the bid to get Mar Mostro back to Cape Town. He he writes of the trials and tribulations of their journey to Tristan da Cunha three days after being dismasted ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Shore crews race to rebuild Sanya By Sail-World, 9:19 AM Thu 24 Nov 2011
Image gallery of shore crew and a boatbuilding team from Salthouse Boats are racing to construct a new bow section for the damaged Team Sanya, which was force to pull out of Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race on the opening night, after a presumed collision with a submerged object. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - For Puma Ocean Racing a fight against the clock By Amory Ross, 7:00 AM Thu 24 Nov 2011
Amory Ross is the Media Crew Member (MCM) for Puma Ocean Racing explains the progress that the crew has made, how they nearly missed their Leg 2 opportunity and their other experiences in the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Wet, wet, wet - Camper blasts to Cape Town + Video By Camper-ETNZ, 5:25 AM Thu 24 Nov 2011
Camper-Emirates Team NZ are blasting east towards Cape Town, check out the reality of life on deck with Trae and we catch up with Mike as he heads back into the watch system ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race – Telefónica batten down the hatches By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:16 AM Thu 24 Nov 2011
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet are set for some high adrenaline action over the next two days with the three remaining boats hoping to ride a fast moving South Atlantic cold front all the way to the first leg finish in Cape Town. On board leader Team Telefónica, skippered by Spain’s Iker Martínez, the crew have battened down the hatches ahead of the storm system ...[more]


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