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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind recovery video By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:06 PM Wed 24 Dec 2014
Three and a half minute video of the Team Vestas Wind recovery operation from the reef at St Brandon. The Volvo Ocean Racer struck the reef on November 29, just after nightfall breaking off both rudders, she also ;ost a considerable part of her stern section. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Video of Team Vestas Wind being removed from reef By Sail-World, , 6:19 AM Wed 24 Dec 2014
24 days after the Volvo Ocean Racer, Team Vestas Wind ran aground, the boat was successfully removed from the Cargados Carajos Shoals. Vestas shore manager Neil Cox led the team that performed a complex and difficult operation with the utmost professionalism and diligence. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind images from the reef recovery By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:36 PM Mon 22 Dec 2014
Team Vestas Wind has been recovered from a reef off the Cargados Carajos Shoals, 200nm from Mauritius. Shane Smart was sent to cover the recovery operation and filed these images ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind recovered from reef By Sail-World.com/nz and Volvo OR Media, , 9:11 PM Mon 22 Dec 2014
The Volvo65, Team Vestas Wind has been recovered from a reef off St Brandon, on the Cargados Carajos Shoals, 200nm from Mauritius. the yacht has been hoisted aboard a Maersk shipping line vessel, after being dragged over the reef and into the lagoon on the Cargados Carajos Shoals, 200nm from Mauritius. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Team Brunel: daily business By Team Brunel - Robbert-Jan Metselaar, , 7:15 PM Fri 19 Dec 2014
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15: After the end of each leg, the sailors of Team Brunel get a week off, starting two days after arrival. These days are intended for resting, training and, most of all, enjoying time with the family. Everyone does that in their own way. 'Another five,' shouts manual therapist Mark Haak to Bouwe Bekking. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Images from Mauritius as Vestas Wind salvage begins By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:20 AM Fri 19 Dec 2014
Images from Mauritius as the Team Vestas Wind recovery crew prepare to depart for the Cargados Carajos Shoals, over 200nm away. The team have acquired some salvage equipment and will live aboard a chartered boat and attempt to float the boat over the reef and into the lagoon. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Martinez leaves Mapfre for Leg 3 to China By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:48 AM Fri 19 Dec 2014
The skipper of Mapfre, Iker Martinez will leave the Campos managed Volvo Ocean Race entry for the third Leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. The team cites a conflict between Martinez's Olympic commitments in the Nacra 17 and the Volvo Ocean Race, as the reason for the departure which the team says was a planned move. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Nicholson back on the atoll to retrieve Vestas Wind By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:06 AM Fri 19 Dec 2014
Team Vestas Wind skipper Chris Nicholson (AUS) has flown back to a remote Indian Ocean reef to help oversee a complicated operation to retrieve his stranded boat after it was grounded there during Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race nearly three weeks ago. ...[more]


The B&G Report: Volvo Ocean Race - Mark Chisnell reviews Leg 2, Week 4 By Mark Chisnell for B&G, , 10:38 PM Thu 18 Dec 2014
Top Volvo Ocean Race correspondent, navigator and sailing analyst, Mark Chisnell writes a regular report for B&G on the current race and trends he sees developing. Today, he reviews the fourth week of action in Leg 2. He writes: Leg 2 is finished, but the overall race has never looked more open. After almost 12,000 miles of ocean racing, we have a three-way tie for the overall lead. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson Interview - Part 3 - On the Atoll By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 6:59 PM Thu 18 Dec 2014
Final part of a three part, 80 minute, interview with Team Vestas Wind skipper, Chris Nicholson on the wrecking of the Volvo Ocean Race yacht on an idyllic atoll in the South Indian Ocean during the night of November 29. In this part, Nicholson tell what happened once the crew stepped aboard the local coastguard boat just after dawn, and subsequent trips back to the wreck. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson Interview - Part 2 - On the Rocks By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ , 2:46 PM Wed 17 Dec 2014
Part 2 of three part, 80 minute, interview with Team Vestas Wind skipper, Chris Nicholson on the wrecking of the Volvo Ocean Race yacht on an idyllic atoll in the South Indian Ocean during the night of November 29. In this part, Nicholson covers what happened from the time the Volvo65 hit the reef on the SE corner of the Cargados Carajos Shoals. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race sets up independent inquiry into Vestas Wind disaster By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 7:40 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014
Volvo Ocean Race have announced from their headquarters in Alicante, Spain that an independent report has been commissioned into the grounding of Team Vestas Wind’s boat on a reef in the Indian Ocean. The report will be released during the Auckland stopover. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Team Brunel: sweet victory By Team Brunel, , 2:00 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014
The French sailor scratches his newly shaved skin. He tentatively reaches towards a plate of fried chicken pieces. Still not sure. He rubs his chin again. He hesitates. Laurent briefly runs his eye over the other plates, but finally he can no longer resist the crispy fried chicken pieces. 'This is what I’ve been waiting for,' says the cheerful Frenchman. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson on the Team Vestas Wind disaster - 1 By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ , 5:22 PM Tue 16 Dec 2014
Part 1 of three part interview with Team Vestas Wind skipper, Chris Nicholson on the wrecking of the Volvo Ocean Race yacht on an idyllic atoll in the South Indian Ocean during the night of November 29. In this part, Nicholson discusses the factors leading up to hitting the reef, interspersed with other research information, charts, video and images. Parts 2 and 3 will follow on consecutive days. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng Race Team - Leg Two review By Ed Gorman, , 3:42 AM Mon 15 Dec 2014
In this case it was the 5,220-nautical mile stage from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi – the second stage of this year’s Volvo – that took the crew on the China-sponsored entry Dongfeng Race Team just under 24 days to complete. But the striking thing about the men on board Dongfeng is that all of them were finding it very hard to think of anything except the final few hours. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng score another excellent result By Dongfeng Race Team, , 4:23 PM Sun 14 Dec 2014
A hectic, stressful and closer-than-close finish to leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race as the determined men of Dongfeng battled their way to the Abu Dhabi finish line in second place at 08:41:40 UTC time just 16 minutes and 20 seconds behind their Dutch rivals Team Brunel. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel (NED) wins Leg 2 By Marie Laurens, , 1:18 PM Sun 14 Dec 2014
Bouwe Bekking (NED) and Team Brunel found a very timely change of gear to sweep past Dongfeng Race Team and edge to a 16-minute victory in an incident-packed Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Saturday. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 2 finish - Team Brunel wins from Dongfeng By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 7:19 PM Sat 13 Dec 2014
Watch the finish of Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race in Abu Dhabi - LIVE! Team Brunel has taken the Leg from Dongfeng. Click on the viewer here and see how the final miles unfold - with three boats in contention for the Leg win - Dongfeng Race Team (China) Abhu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Team Brunel (Netherlands). ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg Two - Final fight to the finish + Video By Dongfeng Race Team, , 3:37 AM Sat 13 Dec 2014
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15: The final pages of the Leg Two epic to Abu Dhabi will be played out in the next 24 hours. The leading trio of Team Brunel, Dongfeng and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have been close sparring partners since crossing the Equator on day 16. On day 18 Dongfeng were just 2.1nm behind the leader Team Brunel and not much has changed since. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Three way alley-brawl on final day of Leg 2 By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:01 PM Fri 12 Dec 2014
Less than a day remains on Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race, with the leading three boats looking set to make a serious race of it right to the finish line in Abu Dhabi. According to the latest projects from the routing function of Predictwind the two leading boats, Dongfeng Race Team and Team Brunel will be a minute apart at the finish line. ...[more]


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