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Annalise Murphy & Company Convert Easterly Position Into Northerly Advantage In Volvo Ocean Race
#VOR - Dee Caffari’s Turn the Tide on Plastic saw their strategy pay off on Friday (27 April) as they regained the lead in Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Caffari’s crew – including Ireland's own Annalise Murphy –…
Emily Nagel trimming for Team AkzoNobel on Thursday 26 April
#VOR - The Volvo Ocean Race teams were practically neck and neck in Leg 8 on Thursday (26 April) with the seven crews jostling for position as they close in on the trade winds. Over the past 48 hours, each…
Day 3 of Leg 8 on board Turn the Tide on Plastic, with Liz Wardley on the helm during sunrise
#VOR - Is the Volvo Ocean Race up for sale? Yachting World reports that sources close to the event say a potential bid from at least two prospective buyers is apparently in the offing. The speculation comes as the race…
Martin Stromberg on the helm of Turn the Tide on Plastic with Annalise Murphy and the rest of the team standing by for a peel
#VOR - Dongfeng Race Team snuck into the lead on Tuesday (24 April) as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet continued to skirt Leg 8’s first major obstacle – the St Helena High. The famed anticyclone is renowned for dominating the…
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…
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…

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