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Volvo Ocean Racing: Abu Dhabi drops the lead - and then comes back By Matt Knighton, OBR, Abu Dhabi OR, , 8:44 PM Thu 27 Nov 2014
Overall race leader, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing Has slipped in the Volvo Ocean Race having led for most of Leg 2, and won Leg 1. But as has been done before Abu Dhabi has caught up, and now playing storm-watch. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: The Traemeister's onboard gym session By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 3:33 PM Thu 27 Nov 2014
On Board Reporter, Brian Carlin, claimed he did not know what a Gym before he set foot aboard Team Vestas Wind. And then compounded his issues by saying that he thought 'Gym' was pronounced 'Gime'. Fitness freak Trae has taken on the invidious task of getting the Irish OBM up to a passable fitness level, believed to be 100 push-ups. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Thanksgiving at Sea By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 2:21 PM Thu 27 Nov 2014
Although they may be far from home, old traditions aren't forgotten as the US crew aboard Team Alvimedica celebrate one of the great traditions. And the non-US crew partake of their first Thanksgiving, off the coast of Madagascar. There's some of the traditional fare, adapted for the Volvo Ocean Race, and some messages and mementos from home. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Mapfre takes lead in Leg 2 as break point looms By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 6:20 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014
The latest position report from Volvo Ocean Race Control has given the lead in leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race to Mapfre (Iker Martinez). She takes over the lead from Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker), who has led from soon after the start of Leg 2, a week ago. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Team Brunel: tactical masterminds By Team Brunel, , 3:07 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014
VOR 2014-15: Some of them also wake up in the middle of the night to check the latest position reports of Team Brunel. The crew is aware of that, including our skipper Bouwe Bekking. 'We are not the only ones looking out for the position reports. We know that the home front is eyeballing every move of us. Our wives, children, girlfriends, friends and supporters live this race as extreme as we.' ...[more]


The B&G Report: Volvo Ocean Race - Mark Chisnell reviews Leg 2, Week 1 By Mark Chisnell for B&G, , 8:59 AM Wed 26 Nov 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. This week he reviews the first week of action in Leg 2 as the teams leave Cape Town for Abu Dhabi: ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Big spread in fleet as Abu Dhabi leads By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 6:50 AM Wed 26 Nov 2014
Abu Dhabi (Ian Walker) continues to lead the Volvo Ocean Race. She is the most westerly of the fleet as they approach the coast of Madagascar. In a video, Abu Dhabi skipper Ian Walker explains the weather hazards of the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Welcome to Brian's Gime By Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, At sea , 8:59 PM Tue 25 Nov 2014
The irrepressible Brian Carlin, the On Board Reporter for Team Vestas Wind is on fitness program on board, under the watchful eye of race veteran Tony Rae. Today as my personal trainer, friend and fellow shipmate we accomplished a goal, 70 press-ups. I’m sure to some it maybe easy but I ask anyone of you right now sitting at your desk, hit the floor and give me 70 on the spot. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Racing: Abu Dhabi Leg 2 Review and what will win the Race By Matt Knighton, OBR, Abu Dhabi OR, , 6:50 PM Tue 25 Nov 2014
Two of the crew from Overall race leader, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing look at leg 2 and the race overall. Here are the latest blogs (unedited) from On Board Reporter Matt Knighton, along with an onboard video with Simon Fisher (navigator) musing on what is required to win the race, and skipper Ian Walker on how Leg 2 has panned out for them so far. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - What were you doing at 21 years old? + Video By Dongfeng Race Team, , 1:54 PM Tue 25 Nov 2014
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Most of you were probably studying at university, or even settling down into your first office job? Your worries and concerns perhaps centered around money, deadlines or plans for the evening with your friends. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel release app for iPhone and Android By Team Brunel, , 1:09 PM Tue 25 Nov 2014
As of today, Team Brunel has its own app, so that fans of Bouwe Bekking and his men can now also follow their favourite Volvo Ocean Race team on their smartphone. The app has been developed for both iOS and Android systems, and can be downloaded directly from the App Store and Google Play. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race – Team Alvimedica pushing harder By Amory Ross, , 8:56 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014
Sometime during last night’s moonless gloom in the Volvo Ocean Race, the masthead lights of Dongfeng and Mapfre appeared to the west, maybe right where they would have been if we had jibed with the fleet the previous day. To say that was a relief is an understatement-that we are back in touch, back in the fray near the front, it keeps everyone motivated and pushing a little bit harder. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race – Relaxed atmosphere on Team Brunel By Stefan Coppers, , 8:53 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Team Brunel’s OBR Stefan Coppers reports on leg 2 progress. The Indian Ocean has calmed down. Endless high waves have given place to a smooth sea. There’s a relaxed atmosphere on the deck of Team Brunel. Four miles away, the men can see the foresails of MAPFRE and Dongfeng Race Team, who yesterday tried in vain to secure the lead position. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race – Ridge on the menu for Dongfeng By Yann Riou, , 8:50 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Dongfeng Race Team OBR Yann Riou reports on the crew’s progress. 'At the moment, they’re going faster than what the routing say, and we’re slower than our routing.' (Charles about ADOR). 'I know what he did that and why, but he’s taking some risks. Today will tell us more. If he keeps going faster than us in the ridge, he’ll win it all!' ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race – ADOR continues to inspire youth By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, , 8:46 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014
Olympic medal-winning skipper Ian Walker, from Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) – the emirate’s Volvo Ocean Race contesting squad – recently took time out of his hectic schedule while he was in Cape Town, as the team prepared for Leg 2 of the race to catch-up with students at The British School Al Khubairat via a video call. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race – Team SCA’s super fan By Corinna Halloran, , 8:44 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Corinna Halloran reports on day five of leg 2 for Team SCA. Team SCA has a super fan. She’s seven and, at home, she has posters of Team SCA on her wall. As a member of the team, and as a woman in 2014, this is extremely cool. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Racing between a Rock and a Hard Place By Andy Rice, , 7:36 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014
Team Alivimedica skipper Charlie Enright and navigator Will Oxley sat with Andy Rice to assess Leg 2 before the start in Cape Town. Here is the second part of the Leg Two analysis. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Position report at: 24 Nov 0700 UTC By Volvo Ocean Race, , 5:04 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014
Position report for the Volvo Ocean Race boats as of 24th November 0700 UTC. It's been a fairly quiet night out there - and the biggest change is that the boats are beginning to close up, and become more compact. ADOR, who gybed north first, around six hours before the rest of the fleet on Saturday night, have moved south a little, whereas the rest of the boats have remained in the same line. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Position report at: 23 Nov 1930 UTC By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:07 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014
Position report for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet as of 23 November, 1900 UTC. Four days into the Leg 2, and the fleet is finally making progress towards Abu Dhabi. The seven boats are now south of Madagascar, and they’ve been heading north since last night. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Position report at: 23 Nov 0748 UTC By Volvo Ocean Race, , 11:10 AM Mon 24 Nov 2014
Position report for the Volvo Ocean Race boats as of 0748 UTC, November 23rd. So what happened overnight? Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing were the first to head north and then progressively the other boats in the fleet decided to follow their lead. The fleet is really close together. ...[more]


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