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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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Posted on 11 Feb
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Van Stekelenborg - The Ocean Race Europe
© Sander van der Borch
Left to right: Team Childhood I, The Austrian Ocean Race Project, AmberSail2, and Sailing Poland
© Domas Rimeika
Van Beek - The Ocean Race Europe
© Sander van der Borch
The Ocean Race Europe
© Team Childhood I
Postma - The Ocean Race Europe
© Sander van der Borch
VO65 teams - The Ocean Race Europe
© The Ocean Race
Team Vestas Wind passing by Costa da Morte - Coast of Death - in Spanish waters during Leg 8 to Lisbon
© Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race
AmberSail2 - The Ocean Race
© The Ocean Race
Childhood 1 VO65, training in Scheveningen before the Ocean Race Europe
© Sander van der Borch
The Ocean Race 2017-18
© Yann Riou / Volvo AB
Team Childhood I leaving The Hague
© Irina Bom
Team Childhood sailing to the north in front of The Hague
© Maarten Slooves
First picture from onboard Team Childhood I
© Crew Team Childhood I
Cape Town Stopover
© Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo AB
Sun rise during the Itajai, Brazil to Newport, USA leg
© Brian Carlin
Leg 02, Lisbon to Cape Town, day 04, sunset on board Dongfeng. rainbow in the sky.
© Jeremie Lecaudey / Volvo AB
Childhood 1 VO65, training in Scheveningen before the Ocean Race Europe.
© Sander van der Borch
Childhood 1 VO65, training in Scheveningen before the Ocean Race Europe.
© Sander van der Borch
Childhood 1 VO65, training in Scheveningen before the Ocean Race Europe.
© Sander van der Borch
Childhood 1 VO65, training in Scheveningen before the Ocean Race Europe.
© Sander van der Borch
Childhood 1 VO65, training in Scheveningen before the Ocean Race Europe.
© Sander van der Borch
Fully crewed VO65s and IMOCAs will take part in The Ocean Race Europe
© Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race
Fitting of the microplastic data equipment
© Jesus Renedo / Volvo AB
Microplastic equipment onboard Turn the Tide on Plastic during the last edition of the Race
© Jeremie Lecaudey / Volvo Ocean Race
Alicante Stopover. Race Village. 21 October, 2017.
© Pedro Martinez / Volvo AB
Alicante stopover. Start to Lisbon. 22 October, 2017.
© Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo AB
Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team
© Marc Bow
After a winter of remote working 11th Hour Racing Team returns to the Bay of Biscay in .
© Amory Ross
After a winter of remote working 11th Hour Racing Team returns to the Bay of Biscay in .
© Amory Ross
11th Hour Racing Team
© Amory Ross / 11th Hour Racing
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