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Carolijn Brouwer joins Dongfeng Race Team with fellow Olympic sailor Marie Riou
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#VOR - Dongfeng Race Team has announced two women for its crew as preparations ramp up for the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race. Dutch Olympic sailor Carolijn Brouwer, who competed in the previous VOR with the all-female Team SCA, will be…
Green Dragon is dismasted at the Heineken St Maarten Regatta
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Volvo Open 70, Green Dragon, the former Irish Volvo Ocean Race entry has been dismasted in the Caribbean. The yacht made the journey across the Atlantic as part of a Portuguese Mirapuri initiative and was to be sailed in the Heineken…
Charles Caudrelier skippers Dongfeng’s upgraded Volvo Ocean 65 off Lisbon
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#VOR - Dongfeng Race Team is back on the water and training is well underway for the returning Chinese campaign in the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race less than eight months away. To mark the occasion, some incredible drone footage of…
Portugal's campaign for its first entry in the Volvo Ocean Race 2020 has arrived in Barbados on Green Dragon, Ireland's 2009 VOR entry
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Paulo Mirpuri got a step closer to realising Portugal's first entry in the Volvo Ocean Race 2020 thanks to Ireland's Green Dragon VOR 70 now a training boat for Mirpuri's campaign. As Afloat.ie reported in January, the Portuguese crew made a successful ocean…
In the last edition in 2014-15, MAPFRE won the leg into Auckland, New Zealand and grabbed three more podium finishes
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MAPFRE will be back on the start line for the Volvo Ocean Race in 2017-18, the Spanish team announced on Tuesday. MAPFRE, backed by the Madrid-based global insurance company, are the third confirmed entry for sailing’s toughest team event, which…
Melbourne is a stop over in the next Volvo Ocean Race, the first time in a decade that Australia is part of the VOR route
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The Volvo Ocean Race will give sports fans an extra Christmas present in 2017 after adding Melbourne to the route for the forthcoming edition starting in October. The change to the 2017-18 route, announced on Friday morning in Melbourne, means…
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…

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