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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…
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…

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