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Peter Burling getting ready for sail change on board Team Brunel earlier today, Saturday 24 February
#VOR - Team Brunel emerged from Stealth Mode overnight as the furthest east in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, and by the 1pm Irish time/UTC position report today (Saturday 24 February), Bouwe Bekking’s team was in second place as measured…
Dongfeng Race Team sailing on Day 17 of Leg 6
#VOR - Team AkzoNobel has emerged as clear leaders of Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Friday (23 February) with the top three crews lining up south of New Caledonia for the crucial last phase. Skipper Simeon Tienpont’s…
Turn the Tide on Plastic picks up the pace on day 15 of Leg 6 to Auckland
#VOR - Turn the Tide on Plastic became the new leaders of Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Wednesday (21 February) as the sprint from Hong Kong to Auckland moved inside 1,500 miles. Dee Caffari’s talented young sailors…
Catching up to Brunel puts a smile on Skipper Dee Caffari’s face on board Turn the Tide on Plastic earlier today
#VOR - The Volvo Ocean Race fleet is facing another 48 hours of excruciating sailing as the teams plugged deeper into a massive expanse of windless ocean on Tuesday (20 February). Lying ahead of them is a 400-mile gulf that…
Black trimming the runner into the squall on board Dongfeng on Saturday 17 February
#VOR - It will have been a massively stressful 24 hours from Sunday 18 to Monday 19 February for the leading pair on Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race to Auckland, New Zealand. As Team AkzoNobel and Sun Hung…
Justin Ferris in action on board Team AkzoNobel on Saturday 10 February
#VOR - Team AkzoNobel and Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag are the big winners over the past 24 hours as both have had a relatively fast transition through the doldrums. This has allowed them to gain about 100 miles on the chasing…
Day 8 of Leg 6 on board Turn the Tide on Plastic, with Dee Caffari and Annalise Murphy on the sunrise watch
#VOR - With the Volvo Ocean Race fleet racing south in trade wind conditions on Wednesday 14 February, Team AkzoNobel leads the charge towards the doldrums, still some 600 miles away. The fleet is becoming more aligned from north to…
Francesca Clapcich at the helm of Turn the Tide on Plastic
#VOR - Conditions are fast, wet and wild for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet on Sunday(11 February) as they charge to the southeast, finally heading in a direction where miles sailed translate into miles towards the finish in New Zealand,…
Day 4 of Leg 6 on board Turn the Tide on Plastic, as Liz Wardley and Bianca Cook rig up some new sheets
#VOR - Saturday 10 February sees the Volvo Ocean Race fleet continuing the perverse scenario of sailing away from the finish line in New Zealand. While the fleet is split in two, reflecting differing tactical choices, all six boats have…
Team AkzoNobel at the Leg 6 start
#VOR - Skipper Simeon Tienpont’s Team AkzoNobel led the Volvo Ocean Race fleet away from the Hong Kong start line on Monday morning as Leg 6 got underway. Racing started in a light 8-10 knot easterly with AkzoNobel, SHK/Scallywag and…
The Vestas yacht being shipped straight to Auckland for repairs ahead of rejoining for Leg 7
#VOR - Is the Volvo Ocean Race suffering from a credibility gap? That’s the view from an editorial on US website Sailing Illustrated, which takes the event to task over lack of information regarding Vestas 11th Hour Racing’s absence from…
Wire-to-wire racing in Guangzhou
#VOR - There is a new leader in the Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race Series, after MAPFRE won the Dongfeng In-Port Race in Guangzhou, China today (Saturday 3 February). The win puts the Spanish race leader alone at the top…
MAPFRE Wins Around Hong Kong Island Race But Dongfeng Holds VOR In-Port Leaderboard Top Spot
#VOR - It was a challenging day for the Volvo Ocean Race teams as they tackled the Around Hong Kong Island Race on Sunday 28 January with a generously sized spectator fleet on hand to cheer them on. Light and…
Jockeying for position on Kowloon Bay earlier today in the Hong Kong In-Port Race
#VOR - Team AkzoNobel took the win earlier today (Saturday 27 January) in the HGC In-Port Race Hong Kong on a challenging afternoon on the waters of Kowloon Bay. The wind during race time was a 6-10 knot easterly, but…
Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag cuts through the water during the Kong Kong stopover this week
#VOR - Six Volvo Ocean Race teams will be on the start line of the HGC In-Port Race in Hong Kong tomorrow afternoon (Saturday 27 January). MAPFRE, the overall race leader, is also at the top of the In-Port Race…
Fisherman Dies After Collision With Volvo Ocean Race Yacht Off Hong Kong
#VOR - A collision overnight between Volvo Ocean Race vessel Vestas 11th Hour Racing and a fishing boat off Hong Kong has resulted in the death of a fisherman. The incident occurred approximately 30 miles from the finish of Leg…

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