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Volvo One-Design

The Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier offshore race, an exceptional test of sailing prowess and human endeavour, which started over 37 years ago as the Whitbread Round the World Race. The 11th edition of the race starts in Alicante, Spain in October 2011 and concludes in Galway, Ireland, during early July 2012, The teams will sail over 39,000 nautical miles of the world's most treacherous seas via Cape Town, Abu Dhabi, Sanya, Auckland, around Cape Horn to Itajai, Miami, Lisbon, and Lorient. The Volvo Ocean Race crews will experience life at the extreme as they race day and night for more than 20 days at a time, living on freeze-dried food and combating the harshest weather conditions the planet can offer.

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Show news Ian Walker Interview
Musto ambassador, Volvo Ocean Race winner, Olympic medallist
Posted on 21 Jul
Joan Vila returns to the Volvo Ocean Race
Spanish navigator signs up with MAPFRE
Posted on 20 Jul
Mixed crew announced for Volvo Ocean Race
Sailors with race-winning pedigree
Posted on 15 Jul
The World Sailing Show - July 2017
How the America's Cup was won and more
Posted on 6 Jul
Volvo Ocean Race 'obsessive' Bouwe Bekking
Back with Team Brunel for an eighth shot at glory
Posted on 28 Jun
Spinlock creates custom lifejacket
For toughest race on water
Posted on 22 Jun
team AkzoNobel christened
Brand new Volvo Ocean Race yacht
Posted on 21 Jun
Volvo Ocean Race switches to a 2-year cycle
And a 2019 start for 14th edition
Posted on 14 Jun
Dee Caffari to lead 'Turn the Tide on Plastic'
Sixth team in the Volvo Ocean Race
Posted on 13 Jun
Volvo Ocean Race: the raw story
As part of a digital-first strategy
Posted on 7 Jun
Ultimate leadership programme
Unveiled by the Volvo Ocean Race
Posted on 27 May
Southern Ocean commitment strengthened
Radical changes to Volvo Ocean Race racecourse
Posted on 22 May
Spinlock's history of innovation
We speak to CEO Chris Hill
Posted on 22 May
Official Sustainability Programme
Three key new partnerships for Volvo Ocean Race
Posted on 20 May
Magnus Olsson Prize 2017
Awarded to Santiago Lange
Posted on 19 May
Volvo Ocean Race's bold new vision
Professional sailing's ultimate all round test
Posted on 18 May
Fifth Volvo Ocean Race entry
Team Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag to represent Hong Kong
Posted on 17 May
Dongfeng Race Team reveals full line-up
For the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18
Posted on 16 May
Team AkzoNobel name strong multinational squad
Jules Salter joins team for Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18
Posted on 15 May
Zhik partner with Dongfeng Race Team
Second Volvo Ocean Race team signs up
Posted on 9 May
Giant international gathering
For the Rolex Fastnet Race
Posted on 26 Apr
The World Sailing Show - May 2017
Volvo Ocean Race, America's Cup and World Cup news
Posted on 25 Apr
Rising stars join Dongfeng Race Team
Bouttell, Black, Wolf and Horace confirmed
Posted on 19 Apr
Entries flooding in
For inaugural Cowes Week Triple Crown
Posted on 14 Apr
Meet Guillaume Verdier
The man behind the next generation One Design
Posted on 12 Apr
Designing the Future of the Volvo Ocean Race
Guillaume Verdier to create new One Design racing yacht
Posted on 6 Apr
Zhik selected by team AkzoNobel
As official technical clothing partner
Posted on 6 Apr
MAPFRE dismasts during offshore testing
No injuries on board Volvo Ocean Race yacht
Posted on 31 Mar
Spanish u30 sailor Willy Altadill returns
For second Volvo Ocean Race
Posted on 29 Mar
Vestas 11th Hour Racing launch campaign
For Volvo Ocean Race with sustainability message
Posted on 21 Mar
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Young Chinese sailors meet their sailing idols on board Dongfeng
© Dongfeng Race Team
Young Chinese sailors meet their sailing idols on board Dongfeng
© Dongfeng Race Team
Young Chinese sailors meet their sailing idols on board Dongfeng
© Dongfeng Race Team
Young Chinese sailors meet their sailing idols on board Dongfeng
© Dongfeng Race Team
Joan Vila returns to the Volvo Ocean Race with MAPFRE in 2017-18
© María Muiña / MAPFRE
Olympic champion Blair Tuke joins MAPFRE in the Volvo Ocean Race
© MAPFRE
Training onboard Vestas 11th hour Racing from Lisbon to Newport
© Rich Edwards / Volvo Ocean Race
Round the Island Race 2017 start
© Sam Kurtul / www.worldofthelens.co.uk
Bouwe Bekking during Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4 to Auckland onboard Team Brunel in 2015
© Stefan Coppers / Team Brunel / Volvo Ocean Race
Spinlock creates custom Volvo Ocean Race lifejacket
© Volvo Ocean Race
Spinlock creates custom Volvo Ocean Race lifejacket
© Volvo Ocean Race
Spinlock creates custom Volvo Ocean Race lifejacket
© Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race yacht team AkzoNobel christened
© Thierry Martinez / team AkzoNobel / AkzoNobel
Volvo Ocean Race yacht team AkzoNobel christened
© Thierry Martinez / team AkzoNobel / AkzoNobel
Volvo Ocean Race yacht team AkzoNobel christened
© Thierry Martinez / team AkzoNobel / AkzoNobel
Volvo Ocean Race yacht team AkzoNobel christened
© Thierry Martinez / team AkzoNobel / AkzoNobel
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet depart from Cape Town
© Greg Beadle / www.gregbeadle.com
Britain's Dee Caffari will lead 'Turn the Tide on Plastic'
© Corinna Halloran / Team SCA / Volvo Ocean Race
Dongfeng Race Team's first helicopter shoot in South Britany between Glenan Island and Groix Island
© Benoit Stichelbaut / Dongfeng Race Team
Harsh conditions onboard Dongfeng Race Team
© Yann Riou / Dongfeng Race Team / Volvo Ocean Race
The fleet during the start of Leg 2 in Cape Town
© María Muiña / MAPFRE
The fleet at the start of leg 2 from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi
© Gilles Martin-Raget / Team Alvimedica
The fleet at the start of Leg 2 from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi
© Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race Leadership Development and Team Performance Programme
© Sam Greenfield / Dongfeng Race Team / Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race Leadership Development and Team Performance Programme
© Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica
Volvo Ocean Race Leadership Development and Team Performance Programme
© Anna-Lena Elled / Team SCA / Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race action from the Southern Ocean
© Yann Riou / Dongfeng Race Team / Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race launches official Sustainability Programme
© Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race launches official Sustainability Programme
© Paul Todd / Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race launches official Sustainability Programme
© Ian Roman / Volvo Ocean Race