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Volvo Ocean Race: Official Video of latest edtion By Volvo Ocean Race, 10:15 PM Tue 21 Aug 2012
The Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 started in Alicante, Spain in October 2011 and concluded in Galway, Ireland during early July 2012. This documentary tracks the fleet during their amazing around the world journey. Catch all the drama and action as the teams sail a 39,000 nautical miles through the world's most treacherous seas via Cape Town, Abu Dhabi, Sanya, Auckland, around Cape Horn to Itajaí, M ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: All-Women crew announced for the 2014-15 edition By Sail-World, 9:10 PM Tue 21 Aug 2012
The Volvo Ocean Race will feature an all-female team for the first time since 2001-02 after global hygiene and forest company SCA announced they would enter a women’s crew for the next edition in 2014-15. 'The lack of women in the last few editions of the race has meant we haven't been representing half the population of the human race' - Knut Frostad, Volvo Ocean Race, CEO ...[more]


B&G helps Volvo Ocean Race winner to victory By Navico, , 1:31 PM Tue 31 Jul 2012
After 39,000 gruelling nautical miles of this year’s Volvo Ocean Race, it’s not just the victorious crew of Groupama who have performed amazing feats. All equipment on-board the 70ft race boat has been tested to the limit, and has contributed to the amazing win, which was the culmination of the closest race in 39 years of racing history. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: And when the race is over.... + Video By Camper Media and Daryl Wislang, 7:47 PM Wed 18 Jul 2012
Camper, the second placed boat in the Volvo Ocean Race, has returned to her Spanish home. She will visit the Copa del Rey in Palma de Mallorca. Sponsored by the Mallorcan footwear company Camper, the return of the joint Spanish and New Zealand flagged boat, marks the end of a round the world adventure that started with the yacht’s baptism at the RCNP in September 2011 and the race start from A ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Calling up the Reinforcements By Volvo Ocean Race, 6:57 PM Wed 18 Jul 2012
They say one man's misfortune is another man's opportunity, and that certainly was the case for reserve sailors in the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race, who were given the chance to prove they could step up to challenges as big as the Southern Ocean, often with barely any notice. Be it an email with a subject line 'get your boots ready' or a hurried face-to-face with the skipper just minutes before the st ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Newsletter: Leg 9 and the Finish - 18 July 2012 By ., 9:46 PM Tue 17 Jul 2012
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The most successful Volvo Ocean Race yet By Volvo Ocean Race, 9:53 PM Mon 16 Jul 2012
The Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 was not only the closest race in the 39-year history of the event but also the most successful, CEO Knut Frostad said on Thursday, with hundreds of thousands of fans visiting Galway in Ireland for a buoyant finale and outstanding growth across media platforms set to be confirmed once final data is in. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Sanderson wants to go again By Volvo Ocean Race, 9:32 PM Mon 16 Jul 2012
Sanya skipper Mike Sanderson will be back racing as early as this weekend but the big date circled in his diary is in late 2014 when he expects to return for another campaign in the Volvo Ocean Race. Sanderson skippered ABN AMRO ONE to victory in 2005-06 and while his race this time with Sanya was not the same glittering success he is determined it will not be his final appearance in the Volvo ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Reluctant hero Marsh takes seamanship honour By Volvo Ocean race, 8:20 PM Mon 16 Jul 2012
The title ‘hero’ does not rest easy on the shoulders of Groupama bowman Brad Marsh, but most agree that it is the best way to describe the Kiwi who repaired a sinking yacht, saved a broken rig and scaled a 31-metre mast in a storm front. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean race: How the closest ever race was won By Volvo Ocean Race, 8:12 PM Mon 16 Jul 2012
The 11th edition of the Volvo Ocean Race was tipped to be the closest ever, and it did not disappoint. To coincide with the Leg 9 documentary, we take a look back at all the action. For the first time in the race’s 39-year-history four boats were still in with a realistic chance of winning with a matter of days remaining. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Perfection never enough for Franck Cammas By Volvo Ocean Race, , 6:01 PM Tue 10 Jul 2012
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 skipper Franck Cammas, at the age of just 39, is already assured of his place in sailing history thanks to Groupama's debut victory in the Volvo Ocean Race. Here we profile the charismatic French sailor for whom perfection is never good enough. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Selected Awards announced at Formal Prizegiving By Volvo Ocean Race and Sail-World, 7:10 PM Mon 9 Jul 2012
The selected award category winners were announced at the final formal Volvo Ocean Race prizegiving in Galway Ireland. We present a gallery of images and video of the category winners and their feats including the Media Crew member Award, the Rookie Award, the Seamanship Award, the Shore Crew Award as well as the Designer Award and Speed Trophy presentation. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Formal Prizegiving - Racing Award winners By Sail-World, 8:07 PM Sun 8 Jul 2012
The racing award winners were recognised at the formal prizegiving for the Volvo Ocean Race, at Galway, Ireland after the conclusion of the InPort race on Saturday. All six crews were presented with overall awards or place momentos. The InPort Trophy was awarded as well, the speed record trophy was also awarded. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Formal Prizegiving - selected Award winners By Sail-World, 5:32 PM Sun 8 Jul 2012
The selected awards were announced at the formal prizegiving for the Volvo Ocean Race, at Galway, Ireland after the conclusion of the InPort race on Saturday. Categories included the seamanship award, the media crew award, rookkie award and many more ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Images from the Overall Race Prizegiving in Galway By Volvo Ocean Race, 9:43 AM Sun 8 Jul 2012
Franck Cammas became the first skipper to hold aloft the new Volvo Ocean Race Trophy as thousands of fans joined his Groupama sailing team for a raucous Race Village reception. There was a party atmosphere all day in Galway as people lined the docks and packed the viewing areas to see the final action of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 -- the Discover Ireland In-Port Race. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Finale images from Leighton O'Connor By Leighton O'Connor, 6:58 AM Sun 8 Jul 2012
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 Discover Ireland In-Port Race images from photographer Leighton O'Connor. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Puma victorious in final In-Port race By Lisa Ramsperger, 5:00 AM Sun 8 Jul 2012
In the Volvo Ocean Race, the Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg team closed out the 2011-12 edition on a high note, winning the Discover Ireland In-Port Race on Saturday, July 7, in Galway, Ireland. Puma crossed the line with a time of 53 minutes, 12 seconds, 1:19 ahead of second-place Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand. With the win, Puma also captures the overall In-Port Race Series. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama fourth in final In-Port race By Vincent Borde, 4:35 AM Sun 8 Jul 2012
It was an outstanding conclusion to the Volvo Ocean Race with the final In-Port race swept by a dozen knots of breeze around Galway Bay! The three leaders in the overall standing enjoyed an incredible battle to the finish after three laps of the racetracks… Groupama 4 finished fourth behind Puma, Camper and Telefonica after some fierce jockeying for position. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Camper secure second place overall By Lucy Harwood, 2:09 AM Sun 8 Jul 2012
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 final In-Port race was held on Saturday 7th July in Galway. Chris Nicholson hailed the spirit and determination of his crew as the curtain came down on Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand’s VOR campaign today. Camper finished second overall in the inshore series after being edged out by Puma in the final In-Port race in Ireland. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Sweet victory for Puma in final In-Port Race By Richard Gladwell, 10:58 PM Sat 7 Jul 2012
The final act of the Volvo Ocean Race, and indeed the final race for the Volvo 70 class, was run out in the Discover Ireland InPort Race sailed off Galway, Ireland. Sailing in a moderate breeze and flat water, and infront of a gallery of 30,000 spectators, Camper led off the start line with gennakers set for the first leg of the 8nm course.. The fleet split into two groups, with Puma in the group ...[more]


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