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Turn the Tide on Plastic skipper Dee Caffari contemplates her team’s bold break north ahead of the storm system
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#VOR - Faced with the tough decision of whether to take on the impending storm by diving south on a quicker but more risky route or escaping the worst of the weather to the north, each of the seven teams…
A breezy start to Leg 3 in Cape Town on Sunday 10 December
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#VOR - Charles Caudrelier’s Dongfeng Race Team and the Spanish MAPFRE squad were neck and neck leading the Volvo Ocean Race fleet out of Cape Town and towards the southernmost point of the African continent this afternoon (Sunday 10 December).…
Turn the Tide On Plastic’s crew hard at work on deck during the Cape Town In-Port Race this afternoon
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#VOR - Vestas 11th Hour Racing and Dongfeng Race Team traded blows throughout the first half of the Cape Town In-Port Race course this afternoon (Friday 8 December) before the Chinese-French team grabbed the lead midway through the race and…
The VOR fleet enjoys a practice race with Table Mountain in the background on Wednesday 6 December
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#VOR - The seven teams competing in the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race will test their offshore Volvo Ocean 65s on a close-quarters race course later today (Friday 8 December) during the Cape Town In-Port Race, under the shadow of the…
Turn the Tide on Plastic closing in on Cape Town last night
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#VOR - The closest finish of this edition of the Volvo Ocean Race thus far took place at the back of the fleet, where just metres separated sixth from seventh place on the race into Cape Town. On the approach,…
MAPFRE sailing into Cape Town this afternoon
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#VOR - MAPFRE has won Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race into Cape Town, South Africa and will take the overall lead on the points table. The Spanish-flagged entry crossed the line in Cape Town this afternoon (Friday 24…
Wet, windy and rainy conditions as Turn The Tide on Plastic passes Tristan da Cunha in the mid Atlantic on Tuesday 21 November
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#VOR - Leg 2 leaders MAPFRE are fending off a sustained attack by the chasing pack as the leading group fight to stay with a cold front that has provided 500-plus-mile days on the Volvo Ocean Race to Cape Town.…
Saturday evening sailing in the South Atlantic on board Vestas 11th Hour Racing
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#VOR - With all the Volvo Ocean Race fleet now pointing towards Cape Town, the latest position report is a much more accurate reflection of reality, as Damian Foxall’s boat Vestas 11th Hour Racing heads the table, just marginally ahead…
Disappointment on the faces of the TTOP crew after being rolled by Scallywag yesterday, but they’ve since jumped into first by charging east
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#VOR - Those following the rankings and tracker for the Volvo Ocean Race could be forgiven for thinking they’d glanced away for more than one of the six-hour position reports. The leaderboard is constantly undergoing a shake-up, reflective at the…
Racing south on board AkzoNobel yesterday afternoon
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#VOR - The first big gamble for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet since crossing the Equator was playing out today (Thursday 16 November) as Team AkzoNobel lined up to ‘cut the corner’ in a bid to overhaul the leading quartet…
A fish-eye view on board Turn The Tide on Plastic sailing down the coast of Brazil yesterday
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#VOR - The seven international teams in the Volvo Ocean Race all now have less than 3,200 nautical miles left in the 7,000-mile second stage from Lisbon to Cape Town. The south-easterly trade winds that blow south of the Equator…
2017 All Ireland Champion Fionn Lyden (left) with Irish Sailing President Jack Roy and crew Liam Manning at Mullingar SC on Lough Owel this evening
As we head into the winter I’m not just looking back on a very active calendar of sailing, but also looking forward to our winter schedule writes Irish Sailing President Jack Roy. I’ve travelled around the country extensively these last…
Richard Brisius and Johan Salén
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Richard Brisius and Johan Salen have been appointed as President and Co-President of the Volvo Ocean Race, taking over from the outgoing chief executive, Mark Turner. The duo founded Atlant Ocean Racing together and have worked with seven Volvo Ocean…
Steve Hayles looking for the right lane on board last-placed Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag as the fleet compresses in the Doldrums
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#VOR - Dongfeng Race Team retains the lead in Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race – but only just, as the leaders slow in Doldrums conditions. Just 10 miles separate first from fourth, and the difference between first and…
Turn The Tide on Plastic have been going it alone in Stealth Mode since last night
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#VOR - Charles Caudrelier's Dongfeng Race Team were putting on a display of straight-line speed sailing today (Friday 10 November) as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet bore down on the Doldrums. The Chinese-flagged team had eked out a narrow five-mile…
Night on board new Leg 2 leaders Dongfeng Race Team
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#VOR - Dongfeng Race Team are retaining the lead they grabbed overnight from Vestas 11th Hour Racing. But with four Volvo Ocean Race boats within 11 nautical miles, it’s a tenuous lead at best. Dongfeng skipper Charles Caudrelier pushed his crew…

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