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Less than five miles separate the seven boats in the Volvo Ocean Race on Day 2 of Leg 8
#VOR - Following a big send-off from Itajai yesterday (Sunday 22 April), the seven-strong Volvo Ocean Race fleet – back up to full complement with the welcome return of Vestas 11th Hour Racing and Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag – faced a…
MAPFRE leads the fleet out of Itajaí
#VOR - It was a familiar sight on Sunday afternoon (22 April) in Itajaí, Brazil, where the two red boats at the top of the Volvo Ocean Race leaderboard set the pace at the start of Leg 8 to Newport,…
MAPFRE Win In Itajaí To Extend VOR In-Port Series Lead
#VOR - Spanish Volvo Ocean Race team MAPFRE won the Itajaí In-Port Race on Friday in Brazil earlier today (Friday 20 April), after battling with Team AkzoNobel for the lead on the first of three laps of the race course.…
Practice racing during the Itajaí stopover yesterday, Thursday 19 April
#VOR - Six Volvo Ocean Race teams will be on the start line later today (Friday 20 April) for the Itajaí In-Port Race in Brazil, with Vestas 11th Hour Racing joining the fleet following its dismasting and subsequent repair and…
Vestas 11th Hour Racing’s delivery crew show off their boat’s jury-rigged mast before setting sail from the Falklands
#VOR - Five Volvo Ocean Race boats are currently in the cradles in Itajaí, being given a once over by the Boatyard team. But two, Vestas 11th Hour Racing and Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag, are still out on the ocean, and…
There really is nothing else that matches this in world sailing – the crowded enthusiasm for the Volvo Ocean Race at the Gothenburg stopover
To celebrate Volvo Car Ireland’s sponsorship of the Volvo Round Ireland 2018, Volvo is offering some lucky person the very special opportunity to win a trip for two to witness the penultimate leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-2018 in…
The MAPFRE crew begin to relax on deck after a gruelling Leg 7
#VOR - Spanish team MAPFRE crossed the finish line for Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race in Itajaí, Brazil on Sunday morning (8 April), securing a fifth place finish and collecting six points. The result hands the overall lead…
Turn the Tide on Plastic ghosts into Itajaí earlier this morning
#VOR - Dee Caffari’s Turn the Tide on Plastic ghosted across the finish line for Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race at Itajaí, Brazil, taking fourth place and collecting eight points. It was the hardest leg of the race,…
Team AkzoNobel arrive under cover of darkness in Itajaí earlier this morning
#VOR - Simeon Tienpont’s Team AkzoNobel has completed the podium for Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race with a third-place finish into Itajaí, Brazil in the early hours of this morning, Thursday 5 April. It’s the third consecutive leg…
Team Brunel sails to Leg 7 victory in Itajaí, Brazil this afternoon, Tuesday 3 April
#VOR - Bouwe Bekking has used his veteran nous to fight through all the challenges posed by a difficult Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race and lead Team Brunel to a narrow win over Charles Caudrelier’s Dongfeng Race Team…
Vestas 11th Hour Racing off Cape Horn yesterday before dismasting in the South Atlantic this afternoon
#VOR - Vestas 11th Hour Racing has dismasted while racing in Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race, this afternoon Friday 30 March (UTC). The team is safe and reports there is no immediate danger to the crew.  The team…
Santi Pablos and Blair Tuke cutting a piece of 3Di for MAPFRE’s mainsail overnight
#VOR - Overall 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race leaders MAPFRE resumed racing on Friday morning (UTC) following a Cape Horn pitstop to make repairs to a torn mainsail, as well as a damaged mast track and boom. The move — which…
Aerial shot of MAPFRE, which was peeling with 35-40 knots of wind before the damage to the mast track became too much to bear
#VOR - While the Volvo Ocean Race fleet mark a major milestone with the passage of Cape Horn today, Thursday 29 March, MAPFRE were forced to suspend racing to work on repairs to their damaged mast track. A section of…
Team Brunel rounds Cape Horn
#VOR - Skipper Bouwe Bekking and navigator Andrew Cape have used their veteran nous to sail Team Brunel past Cape Horn at the head of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet. Bekking and his team passed the famed Cape at 2.01pm…
John Fisher – was untethered in order to tidy sheets when there was an accidental crash gybe, according to a Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag crew report. See full report below
The crew of Volvo Ocean Race entry Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag has put together a timeline of events to ensure accurate reporting on the incident and it follows here: On Monday 26 March, Team Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag lost John…
John Fisher pictured on board Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag during the first leg of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race on 27 October
#VOR - Six crews in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet are facing challenging conditions as they race towards Cape Horn, still 900 miles and two days away. The seventh team, Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag, is working to recover from the tragic…

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