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‘No Compromise’ On Sustainability In Volvo Ocean Race Says Damian Foxall
#VOR - Kerry sailor and Volvo Ocean Race veteran Damian Foxall had a very different role in the most recent edition of the round-the-world yacht race. As sustainability manager for Vestas 11th Hour Racing, Foxall was responsible for guiding the…
Liz Wardley pictured last December on board Turn the Tide on Plastic, one of two vessels recording data for the Volvo Ocean Race Science Programme
#Microplastic - The West of Ireland is one of only three sites sampled out of 75 during the Volvo Ocean Race with no trace of microplastic particles. South of Australia and east of Argentina were the other sites found clear…
Interested parties had a chance to learn more about the new VOR/IMOCA partnership during the Volvo Open Race finish in The Hague
#VOR - The Volvo Ocean Race has announced its partnership agreement with the International Monohull Open Class Association (IMOCA), which provides the exclusivity to use the IMOCA 60 for crewed round the world yacht races. Last week, during the finish…
Turn the Tide on Plastic skipper Dee Caffari in celebratory mood
#VOR - It took until the final in-port race, but Dee Caffari’s Turn the Tide on Plastic moved off the bottom of the overall leaderboard this afternoon (Saturday 30 June) after securing sixth place in the Volvo Ocean Race. The…
Practice racing in The Hague on board Turn the Tide on Plastic, Thursday 28 June
#VOR - After nine months, 45,000 miles of offshore racing and 10 in-port races, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet is preparing to take the final start of the event at the Brunel In-Port Race in The Hague this afternoon, Saturday…
A young fan celebrates the Chinese-flagged Dongfeng Race Team’s victory in The Hague this afternoon
#VOR - Dongfeng Race Team has won the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race in the closest finish in race history. Skipper Charles Caudrelier led his team to victory in the final leg of the race, a 970-mile sprint from Gothenburg, Sweden…
Team Brunel take a dunking en route from Gothenburg to The Hague yesterday, Saturday 23 June
#VOR - It’s been a sleepless night for Volvo Ocean Race sailors and fans alike. The racing has never been closer and the stakes couldn’t be higher. Yesterday evening (Saturday 23 June), a split developed among the three boats competing…
Dongfeng captured by drone with MAPFRE on the horizon
#VOR - A brief split opened up in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet this afternoon (Saturday 23 June) as Team AkzoNobel and Team Brunel were pushed by an unexpected wind shift to pass north and west of a commercial Traffic…
MAPFRE at full sail in the chase for first place
#VOR - Rivals Dongfeng Race Team and MAPFRE were locked in a bitter tussle for the Leg 11 lead – and overall Volvo Ocean Race victory – on Friday 22 June as they led the fleet towards the Danish city…
Start day on the final leg of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race
#VOR - Three teams started the final leg of the Volvo Ocean Race on Thursday afternoon (21 June) in an unprecedented dead-heat on the overall leaderboard. And in the winner-take-all sprint from Gothenburg to The Hague, it was Charles Caudrelier’s…
Leaning into it during this afternoon’s Gothenburg In-Port Race
#VOR - Charlie Enright’s Vestas 11th Hour Racing showed great patience and sailed a clean race for a victory in the Gothenburg In-Port Race this afternoon (Sunday 17 June). But it was Xabi Fernández’s MAPFRE team who rode a third-place…
Volvo Ocean Race Teams Ready For Close Action In Today’s Gothenburg In-Port Race
#VOR - With the Volvo Ocean Race making its fourth visit to Gothenburg, race fans will be treated to spectacular racing today (Sunday 17 June) on a course at the mouth of the Göta älv, the river that bisects the…
Emotion on the faces of the Leg 10 winning crew of Team Brunel
#VOR - Skipper Bouwe Bekking led his Team Brunel to a win in Leg 10 of the Volvo Ocean Race over Xabi Fernández’s MAPFRE squad, who claimed second place less than two minutes behind. Brunel crossed the finish line at…
Team Brunel are battling to keep MAPFRE astern and take the Leg 10 victory tonight
#VOR - Bouwe Bekking’s Team Brunel shot past most of the fleet over the past 24 hours, eventually eking ahead of MAPFRE on Thursday morning (14 June) and taking the lead in Leg 10 of the Volvo Ocean Race. But…
Antonio Cuervas-Mons is smashed by the water on board MAPFRE, Wednesday 13 June
#VOR - Spanish team MAPFRE shot into the lead of the penultimate Volvo Ocean Race leg as the fleet rocketed round the coast of Scotland on Wednesday (13 June). The painfully light and fickle winds that dogged the seven teams…
Day 2 of Leg 10 on board Turn the Tide on Plastic, Monday 11 June
#VOR - The Volvo Ocean Race teams were pointing in completely the opposite direction to the Leg 10 finish line on Tuesday 12 June as they attempted to cross a windless ridge of high-pressure that could hold the key to…

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