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Volvo One-Design

The Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier offshore race, an exceptional test of sailing prowess and human endeavour, which started over 37 years ago as the Whitbread Round the World Race. The 11th edition of the race starts in Alicante, Spain in October 2011 and concludes in Galway, Ireland, during early July 2012, The teams will sail over 39,000 nautical miles of the world's most treacherous seas via Cape Town, Abu Dhabi, Sanya, Auckland, around Cape Horn to Itajai, Miami, Lisbon, and Lorient. The Volvo Ocean Race crews will experience life at the extreme as they race day and night for more than 20 days at a time, living on freeze-dried food and combating the harshest weather conditions the planet can offer.

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Show news The French Revolution
Meet the sailors hoping to bring some 'je ne sais quoi' to the next edition of The Ocean Race
Posted on 13 Jun
Unfinished business
Blair Tuke on trying to win The Ocean Race
Posted on 18 May
Sailors ringing the changes in The Ocean Race
The Ocean Race is set to expand with a combined fleet that could see up to double the entries
Posted on 12 May
Hat-trick award success for the Ocean Race
Hat-trick award success for the Ocean Race
Posted on 6 May
Inmarsat helps deliver BT Sport Industry Award
Ground-breaking live coverage and raw storytelling wins prestigious Cutting Edge Sport category
Posted on 2 May
The Ocean Race partners with Bluewater
Collaboration builds upon the partnership during the past edition of the race
Posted on 27 Apr
The Ocean Race wins two sport industry awards
The Ocean Race fights off competition from some of the biggest names in sport to pick up two prizes.
Posted on 26 Apr
The Ocean Race wins Cutting Edge Sports Award
The Ocean Race fights off competition from the biggest names in sport to pick up the prizes
Posted on 26 Apr
Racing with purpose for Ocean Health
A visionary partnership with 11th Hour Racing
Posted on 22 Apr
The Ocean Race: 'This is a special race'
Kiwi Race veteran Tony Rae on working with Bianca Cook's NZ-flagged campaign
Posted on 18 Apr
Herrmann looks to take on fully crewed challenge
German sailor plans to be on the start line of the 2021-22 edition
Posted on 15 Apr
Tribute to John Fisher lost in the Southern Ocean
A tribute to John Fisher, a gifted sailor, a generous man and a friend we all miss
Posted on 26 Mar
The Ocean Race: New race team set to enter
The Mirpuri Foundation announced they will be entering a race team in The Ocean Race
Posted on 24 Mar
The Ocean Race: Duo want to revive Kiwi legacy
The Volvo 65 is an excellent opportunity to attract younger generation Kiwi sailors
Posted on 23 Mar
The Ocean Race: Fresh look to intended Kiwi entry
Bianca Cook and Tony Rae have teamed up to launch a NZ flagged entry in The Ocean Race
Posted on 21 Mar
The Ocean Race enters new era
New brand identity revealed
Posted on 21 Mar
Big price tag forecast for new The Ocean Race boat
Veteran VOR skipper says new "The Ocean Race" boat has €24-25m pricetag
Posted on 23 Feb
The Ocean Race bags hat-trick of shortlists
For prestigious industry-selected sport awards
Posted on 22 Feb
Ocean Race Science Programme scoops award
Ocean Race Science Programme scoops award
Posted on 23 Jan
OC Sport opens international base in France
One of the first to take advantage is VOR-winning skipper Charles Caudrelier
Posted on 17 Jan
Some advice on how to go about finding a sponsor
YachtRacing.Life has a few tips for those looking for a sailing sponsorship
Posted on 16 Jan
"The Ocean Race" is born in Paris
Good progress was made and celebrated in Paris this week
Posted on 15 Dec 2018
Volvo Ocean Race retitled for 2021 edition
Further details revealed about The Ocean Race, the son and heir of the Volvo Ocean Race
Posted on 15 Dec 2018
Volvo Ocean Race: Remembering Sir Peter Blake
It's 17 years since the Kiwi Race Legend passed away
Posted on 8 Dec 2018
Volvo Ocean Race: Record-breaking results
The most recent edition has raised the bar, both on and off the water...
Posted on 28 Nov 2018
Race data revealed at expert conference
Unique information on the global concentration of microplastics pollution
Posted on 23 Nov 2018
The Logistics Genie: We speak to JT of GAC Pindar
Recently back from the huge logistical challenge of the Volvo Ocean Race
Posted on 20 Nov 2018
Robin Clegg on microplastics and the VOR
An interview with Robin Clegg about microplastics and the Volvo Ocean Race's Sustainability Program
Posted on 14 Nov 2018
Setting a course for a healthier ocean
Commitment to put sustainability at Volvo Ocean Race's heart
Posted on 6 Nov 2018
Nicholson looking to the future
After sailing all summer on team AkzoNobel
Posted on 5 Nov 2018
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The Polish Ocean Challenge Yacht Club brings entrepreneurs together to race in high-profile races such as the Rolex Fastnet Race. They are looking forward to taking part for the first time on their chartered Volvo 65 Ambersail 2
© Paul Wyeth / pwpictures.com
Team Jokolia's VO60 Libertalia - the team represents the full range of differences prevalent throughout society
© Yvan Zedda
The diverse team on board the French VO60 Team Jokolia promoting the message 'Difference is a Strength' through their Rolex Fastnet Race campaign
© Ministe`res sociaux DICOM Arnaud Pilpre´ Sipa
Anne-Cecile Turner is The Ocean Race's Sustainability Program director
© Image courtesy of The Ocean Race
The Media Centre on the VO65's will be remodelled with more compact technology and with hardware that will run at a lower thermal level.
© Richard Gladwell
In Port Race - Guangzhou, China - Volvo Ocean Race - February 3, 2018
© Pedro Martinez / Volvo Ocean Race
Simeon Tienpont - Team AkzoNobel - February 7, 2018
© Richard Edwards/Volvo Ocean Race
Up to eight VO65's could compete in The Ocean Race - In Port Race, Cape Town - Volvo Ocean Race, December 7, 2017
© Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race
Safety - In Port Race, Cape Town - Volvo Ocean Race, December 8, 2017
© The Ocean Race
Leg 2 finish - Cape Town - Volvo Ocean Race - November 27, 2017
© The Ocean Race
In Port Racing is a great opportunity for boat sponsors, Cape Town - Volvo Ocean Race, December 8, 2017
© The Ocean Race
Chinese New Year - Volvo Ocean Race 2014/15
© The Ocean Race
Fleet haulout in Cape Town against the spectacular backdrop of Table Mountain - December 3, 2017
© The Ocean Race
Spectacular backdrops in Hong Kong - Volvo Ocean Race In Port - February 7, 2018
© Pedro Martinez / Volvo Ocean Race
AkzoNobel Leg 6, Volvo Ocean Race - March 28, 2018
© James Blake / Volvo Ocean Race
Alicante before the start Volvo Ocean Race - October 22,2017
© The Ocean Race
Alicante before the start Volvo Ocean Race - October 22,2017
© The Ocean Race
Mapfre, Volvo Ocean Race - November 6,2017
© Ainhoa Sanchez/The Ocean Race
Graphic of an early concept for the IMOCA60 to be sailed by a full crew (5)
© The Ocean Race
Reduced number of Equator Crossings will see a (thankful) reduction in the visits by King Neptune, DongFeng - November 14, 2018
© The Ocean Race
Turn the Tide on Plastic - entering Cape Town at the end of Leg 2, 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race
© The Ocean Race
Richard Brisius and Johan Salen two of the owners of The Ocean Race, and arguably the most successful team managers in race history.
© The Ocean Race
In Port Race - Cape Town - 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race December 11, 2017
© The Ocean Race
Dong Feng entering Cape Town at the end of Leg 2, 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race
© The Ocean Race
Vestas 11th Hour becalmed in the Med - October 9, 2017
© The Ocean Race
Mapfre - Leg 4, 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race January 10, 2018
© Ugo Fonolla / Volvo Ocean Race
In Port Race, Hong Kong - Leg 4/5, 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race
© The Ocean Race
Less trips across the Equator should be easier on the crews and make for a better race
© The Ocean Race
In Port Race Leg 5, Auckland - Volvo Ocean Race - March 10, 2018
© The Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race - November 7,2017
© Konrad Frost / Volvo Ocean Race
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