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Dongfeng Race Team’s refitted Volvo Ocean 65 leaves the workshop in its new livery
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#VOR - Dongfeng Race Team’s Volvo Ocean 65 is the first boat to emerge from its refit process ahead of this year’s Volvo Ocean Race. The VOR website has details of the boat’s €1 million overhaul at Lisbon’s Boatyard, which…
Green Dragon
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Ireland's 2009 Green Dragon Volvo Ocean Race boat will sail again in a transatlantic race to promote the work of a non profit organsation. As our photo above shows the famous Irish vessel has been rebranded as 'Mirpuri Foundation', a research…
Maiden's girls arriving at Ft Lauderdale in swimsuits
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Initially conceived 30 years ago, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has renewed its partnership with round-the-world yachtswoman Tracy Edwards and her iconic boat Maiden. In 1990, Edwards made the history books by leading the first all-female crew to the finish…
The fleet in the most recent edition of the VOR sails out of Cape Town on 19 November 2014
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#VOR - The 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race will begin less than a year from now on Sunday 22 October, when the starting gun is fired in Alicante and the teams set out to complete a total of 45,000 nautical miles…
Groupama Sailing Team and CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand round Fastnet Rock on Leg 9 of the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race
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#VOR - The Rolex Fastnet Race has been named among the mandatory qualifiers ahead of the start of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race. The famed run from the Isle of Wight to Fastnet Rock in West Cork joins the new…
Marcello Persico in the Persico Marine Boatyard in Bergamo as the new VOR 65 hull is crafted
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#VOR - An eighth boat will join the fleet for the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, organisers have announced. Currently under construction at Persico Marine in Italy, the new Volvo Ocean 65 one-design will be launched in May…
The move follows the success of Team SCA’s 2014-15 campaign, which saw an all-female crew finish third in the In-Port Race series and become the first to win an offshore leg in 25 years – but still saw a ceiling in their offshore performance overall without being able to learn from the more experienced sailors once out on the ocean
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The Volvo Ocean Race is making a major rule change to give world-class female sailors a much clearer pathway to compete at the highest level of offshore sailing in the 2017-18 edition. In the first of a series of ten…
The boatyard has begun the process to overhaul entire Volvo Ocean 65 one-design fleet
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A unique refit process is underway in Lisbon, with the first of the fleet of seven one-design Volvo Ocean 65s going in for a complete overhaul ahead of the next edition of the Volvo Ocean Race this time next year.…
North Sails Pays Tribute To Late Terry Kohler
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#NorthSails - North Sails has paid tribute to Terry Kohler, owner of the company from 1984 to 2014, who died at his home in Wisconsin on Tuesday 20 September, aged 82. Part of a business and political dynasty in his…
Conrad Keijzer of AkzoNobel with skipper Simeon Tienpont at the announcement of Team AkzoNobel's VOR campaign at Scheveningen
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#VOR - Dutch campaign Team AkzoNobel has today (Tuesday 5 July) been announced as the first entry of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race – more than 15 months before the start of the next edition. Backed by AkzoNobel – a leading global…
Volvo Ocean Race Returns To Southern Ocean Roots
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#VOR - The next edition of the Volvo Ocean Race will be contested over the longest distance in race history at around 45,000 nautical miles, Crossing four oceans and taking in 11 major cities on five continents, the 2017-18 race…
Media launch for Southern Spars' collaboration with Cycling New Zealand
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#VOR - A world-leading carbon fibre specialist and supplier of masts and rigging to the Volvo Ocean Race fleet has taken a spin at supplying wheels to New Zealand's Olympic cycling team. Auckland-based Southern Spars is already a long-time supplier…
Volvo Ocean Race Launches Onboard Reporter Recruitment Campaign
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If you died tomorrow, could you say you truly lived your life to the full? That’s the question the Volvo Ocean Race is posing in its new online campaign as it bids to discover the next batch of brave Onboard…
The deal will see Alicante maintain its position as the start port for the 14th and 15th editions of the race
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Alicante’s regional government, Generalitat Valenciana, announced today it had agreed a commitment to keep the Volvo Ocean Race in Alicante for two more editions. The deal will see Alicante maintain its position as the start port for the 14th and…
The Boatyard at Lisbon complements the existing facilities for the VOR fleet at Alicante
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#VOR - Lisbon in Portugal has been chosen as the destination for a flying start to the next edition of the Volvo Ocean Race in 2017-18. Hailed by organisers as one of the most successful host cities of the VOR…
Hong Kong is one of the world’s most prestigious sailing destinations
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#VOR - Hong Kong will host the Volvo Ocean Race for the first time when the event visits in February 2018 during the 13th edition. In a press conference today (Wednesday 13 April), VOR organisers announced a unique collaboration with…
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