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Helly Hansen outfitted Team MAPFRE in the 2017-18 edition of the race
World-leading sailing apparel brand Helly Hansen has signed on as official clothing supplier to The Ocean Race. With over 140 years of knowledge, experience and expertise in developing performance-driven apparel, the Norwegian-based brand is trusted by professionals around the world..…
The next edition of The Ocean Race will now start in October 2022
Organisers of The Ocean Race have confirmed that the next edition will now set sail a full year behind its originally scheduled start. The race route remains unchanged from that announced in March — but now the fleet will start…
GAC Pindar has managed logistics including boat liftouts in Itajai (pictured) and other locations around the world
Following successful collaborations in the 2014-15 and 2017-18 editions of the former Volvo Ocean Race, GAC Pindar has been appointed official logistics provider to The Ocean Race for an unprecedented third consecutive time. As an official partner of The Ocean…
Ireland's Green Dragon was skippered by Britain's Ian Walker
Ireland's Green Dragon skipper Ian Walker relives tragedy and triumph in the Olympics, America's Cup and Volvo Ocean Race in the 10th edition of the RORC Time Over Distance Live Lockdown Series. Since 2017 Ian has been the Director of…
In Conversation With Damian Foxall: ‘You Can Take A Sailor Off The Water But Not For Very Long’
The latest edition of The Ocean Race’s Off Watch video interview series sits down with Damian Foxall, Irish veteran of the yachting challenge formerly known as the Volvo Ocean Race. Kerryman Damian Foxall has competed in the round-the-world race six…
The route for the 2021-22 edition of The Ocean Race, around the world from Alicante to Genoa
Amid the chaos surrounding event cancellations in the wake of the coronavirus threat, The Ocean Race has brought some much-needed certainty with the announcement of the full route for the 2021-22 edition of the prestigious round-the-world yacht race. Starting in…
File image of the marina at Port Bell in Barcelona
An Australian sailor who took part in the former Volvo Ocean Race has died in an incident in a Spanish marina before the New Year. Metro.co.uk reports that the body of 37-year-old Zane Gills was found under the yacht he…
Boris Herrmann -  the solo sailor had registered a German team for The Ocean Race 2021-22
In November 2020 in Les Sables d’Olonne, France, Germany’s most successful modern-day offshore sailor Boris Herrmann will start the legendary Vendée Globe, the famous solo non-stop race around the world. Since 1989's very first ever edition of sailing's pinnacle solo…
The Ocean Race & 11th Hour Racing Forge Partnership For Ocean Health On Earth Day
On Earth Day (Monday 22 April) The Ocean Race and 11th Hour Racing have forged a partnership that aims to bring sustainability initiatives to the heart of the race. The Ocean Race says it is building on its position as…
The Ocean Race brand launch in Alicante this week
“This is a big moment for The Ocean Race,” said managing director Johan Salén at this week’s official launch of the event previously known as the Volvo Ocean Race. “We are excited to be moving forward with a new identity…
Tracy Edwards and crew celebrate on the deck of Maiden, as featured in the new documentary which opens on Friday 8 March
The Irish Film Institute in Dublin joins the list of locations for a special screening of Alex Holmes’ Tracy Edwards documentary Maiden on Thursday 7 March. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Cork’s Gate Cinemas will also host the preview followed…
Skis up at the summit of Carrauntoohil before Damian Foxall made his descent down the Shoulder of Corrán
Kerry’s own Volvo Ocean Race winner Damian Foxall has made the news for a very different achievement — descending Ireland’s highest mountain on skis. The veteran round-the-world sailor made an early start on Saturday morning (2 February) for the ski…
The crew of Maiden, as featured in the new documentary on Tracy Edwards
Cork’s Gate Cinemas will stage a special screening of the new Tracy Edwards documentary Maiden, followed by a satellite link Q&A with Edwards herself, on Thursday 7 March. Edwards was a 24-year-old cook on charter boats when in 1989 she…
‘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…

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