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On board MAPFRE during Leg Zero’s fourth and final stage from Saint-Malo to Lisbon
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#VOR - MAPFRE were declared overall winners of the Volvo Ocean Race’s Leg Zero after continued light winds saw the fourth and final stage shortened. Racing was halted at 5.30am Irish time yesterday morning (Wednesday 16 August) as the fleet…
Annalise Murphy wants to swap her Laser Radial for a crew berth on a Volvo Ocean 65
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#VOR - Annalise Murphy’s Tokyo 2020 ambitions will be taking a back seat for the time being as she tries out for a place on a Volvo Ocean Race crew, according to The Irish Times. The Olympic silver medallist in…
Clipper Race and Volvo Ocean Race Fleets Take Over Portsmouth Harbour
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The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and the Volvo Ocean Race, found themselves as neighbours for the first time this week berthed in Gosport, UK at exciting milestones in their event countdowns. The Clipper Race, the only event on…
Brian Carlin takes a selfie while on deck with Team Vestas Wind in the previous Volvo Ocean Race
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#VOR - Irish sailing photographer and filmmaker Brian Carlin is returning to the Volvo Ocean Race — this time as leader for the fleet’s team of onboard reporters announced at the weekend. Carlin made his debut in the VOR as…
Vestas 11th Hour Racing's Volvo Ocean 65 welcomes five-time veteran and former winner Damian Foxall onto its crew
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#VOR - Experienced offshore sailor and Kerry’s own Damian Foxall will set sail again in the Volvo Ocean Race — this time with the former Team Vestas Wind. The five-race VOR veteran (who won with Groupama in the 2011-12 race)…
27-year-old Blair Tuke joins Xabi Fernández’s Spanish team
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New Zealand’s Blair Tuke is joining MAPFRE in the Volvo Ocean Race in 2017-18, and could become the first sailor in history to win the ‘Triple Crown’ of an Olympic gold medal, the America’s Cup and the Volvo Ocean Race.…
Bouwe Bekking returns as skipper with Dutch entry Team Brunel, which finished second in the last VOR
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#VOR - The Volvo Ocean Race’s most experienced sailor will return for the 2017-18 edition this autumn when Bouwe Bekking joins Team Brunel for another run around the world. Bekking is fresh off his stint as tactician with the crew…
The Volvo Ocean Race will switch from a 3-year to a 2-year cycle after the upcoming 2017-18 edition
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The Volvo Ocean Race will switch from a 3-year to a 2-year cycle after the upcoming 2017-18 edition, a change that will provide more continuity and more commercial value for professional sailing teams, sponsors and Host Cities. It's the latest…
Rob McConnell’s A35 Fool’s Gold from Dunmore East is a former overall champion of the Scottish Series, and expected to do well in this year’s edition currently under way in Tarbert, Loch Fyne
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Despite some interruptions from either too much or too little wind, the regular club sailing programme for 2017 is now fully under way, and this weekend is additionally so well filled with major regional and national events that you could…
Green Dragon coming into Galway Docks on Sunday morning Photo Pierce Purcell Jnr
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The Sino-Irish Volvo Racer Green Dragon has been having a somewhat checkered career since leaving Ireland, and though she took Transatlantic line honours in the ARC in December as the beginning of a Portuguese involvement in future Volvo Races, more…
Three hulls, but not what you might have imagined,” said Volvo Ocean Race CEO Mark Turner, revealing the choice of the next generation One Design boats, and referencing the difficult decision of whether to opt for a monohull or multihull design for the ocean legs, a subject that has been passionately debated by Volvo Ocean Race fans
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Billed as the 'most radical shake-up of the world’s leading round the world race since 1973', the Volvo Ocean Race today unveiled a series of radical initiatives that will create the toughest all-round test in professional sailing and strengthen the…
The campaign will be backed by Seng Huang Lee and Sun Hung Kai & Co., the Hong Kong-based owner of supermaxi yacht Scallywag
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The fifth entry to the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race will sail under the name Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag and will represent Hong Kong, it was announced today. The campaign will be backed by Seng Huang Lee and…
The Volvo Ocean Race’s control centre is based in Alicante
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#VOR - The Volvo Ocean Race has an incredible opportunity for three ambitious sailors to helm the nerve centre of the round-the-world yachting challenge. Based in Alicante, the role of Race Expert/Watch Officer is the “perfect opportunity” either for very…
Team AkzoNobel’s new-build Volvo Ocean 65 is prepped for refitting at The Boatyard in Lisbon
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#VOR - Team AkzoNobel’s brand new Volvo Ocean 65 has made the 2,000km journey from Persico Marine in Italy to The Boatyard in Lisbon. Staff at the state-of-the-art facility, which began work on the rest of the fleet last October,…
France’s Guillaume Verdier (left) with VOR's Mark Turner is to lead new design project for  the 14th edition, with Persico Marine selected as lead boatbuilder
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While final preparations and team announcements continue for the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18, the event’s leadership team are working in parallel to map out the race’s future. The edition after this one, the 14th, will be contested in brand new…
Zhik is onboard with VOR's Team AkzoNobel
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Innovative specialist sailing apparel manufacturer Zhik has been selected by team AkzoNobel as its official technical clothing partner for the upcoming edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. The crew will race across four oceans and encounter some of the most…

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