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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 Tour the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard
Guided by Neil Cox, Boatyard Manager
Posted today at 4:00 pm
Behind the Hardware
Volvo Ocean Race Start in Alicante
Posted today at 11:30 am
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 13
A crucial 24 hours ahead
Posted on 17 Nov
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 12
A roll of the dice in the South Atlantic
Posted on 16 Nov
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 11
Halfway home and race to Cape Town enters a new phase
Posted on 15 Nov
DAME Award again
We speak to Drue Kerr, Senior Designer at Zhik
Posted on 15 Nov
New leaders appointed for Volvo Ocean Race
Richard Brisius and Johan Salén taking over
Posted on 14 Nov
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 10
Back to business in the South Atlantic
Posted on 14 Nov
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 9
Into the Southern Hemisphere
Posted on 13 Nov
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 8
Close encounters with leaders slowing
Posted on 12 Nov
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 7
Fleet compression on final approach to Doldrums
Posted on 11 Nov
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 6
Dongfeng leads the fleet south with Stealth Mode in play
Posted on 10 Nov
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 5
Clouds bring beauty but more challenges
Posted on 9 Nov
Welcome to the Ocean Hotel
We hope you enjoy your stay...
Posted on 8 Nov
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 4
Tight at the top for leading quartet
Posted on 8 Nov
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 3
Accelerating away from Madeira towards decision day
Posted on 7 Nov
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 2
Is west the best?
Posted on 6 Nov
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 Start
Dongfeng Race Team lead the fleet out of Lisbon
Posted on 5 Nov
Iconic offshore leg to Cape Town
Marks new phase of Volvo Ocean Race
Posted on 4 Nov
A lucky escape
Liz Wardley gets leg caught in the sheet
Posted on 3 Nov
Mirpuri Foundation In-Port Race Lisbon
Team Brunel win an incredible race in Portugal
Posted on 3 Nov
Nicholson and Niekerk boost team AkzoNobel
Ahead of Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2
Posted on 3 Nov
Close action forecast
For Mirpuri Foundation In-Port Race Lisbon
Posted on 2 Nov
Exposure lighting up the Volvo Ocean Race
Proud be be featuring heavily
Posted on 2 Nov
How the Volvo Ocean Race works
Two minute video explanation from Team Brunel
Posted on 1 Nov
Beware of the boom!
Whirlwind first leg for Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag
Posted on 31 Oct
The life of a Volvo Ocean Race sailor in pictures
Eat, sleep, sail, repeat
Posted on 30 Oct
MAPFRE & Dongfeng complete Leg 1 podium
Just two hours after Volvo Ocean Race leader
Posted on 28 Oct
Vestas 11th Hour Racing win VOR Leg 1
A tremendous victory for Charlie Enright and his team
Posted on 28 Oct
'Best Of' content from Volvo Ocean Race Leg 1
This is what we couldn't let you miss
Posted on 26 Oct
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Nicolai Sehested looking for approaching squalls on AkzoNobel during Volvo Ocean Race leg 2
© James Blake / Volvo Ocean Race
Maciel Cicchetti on board Team Brunel during Volvo Ocean Race leg 2
© Rich Edwards / Volvo Ocean Race
Nicolai Sehested looking for approaching squalls on AkzoNobel during Volvo Ocean Race leg 2
© James Blake / Volvo Ocean Race
Early morning sail stack on Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag during Volvo Ocean Race leg 2
© Konrad Frost / Volvo Ocean Race
Vestas 11th Hour crossing Team Brunel this morning during Volvo Ocean Race leg 2
© Martin Keruzore / Volvo Ocean Race
On board Dongfeng during Volvo Ocean Race leg 2
© Jeremie Lecaudey / Volvo Ocean Race
On board AkzoNobel during Volvo Ocean Race leg 2
© James Blake / Volvo Ocean Race
Still a long way to go on board Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag during Volvo Ocean Race leg 2
© Konrad Frost / Volvo Ocean Race
Sailing down the coast of Brazil on board Turn the Tide on Plastic. Liz Wardley pumped up on adrenaline after going out on the wire during Volvo Ocean Race leg 2
© Sam Greenfield / Volvo Ocean Race
On board Vestas 11th Hour during Volvo Ocean Race leg 2
© Martin Keruzore / Volvo Ocean Race
On board MAPFRE, Pablo Arrarte and Blair Tuke during Volvo Ocean Race leg 2
© Ugo Fonolla / Volvo Ocean Race
Maciel Cicchetti settles down to have some breakfast during Volvo Ocean Race leg 2
© Rich Edwards / Volvo Ocean Race
Bouwe Bekking shows us his hand after 10 days of racing in the Volvo Ocean Race leg 2
© Rich Edwards / Volvo Ocean Race
Sailing down the coast of Brazil on board Turn the Tide on Plastic
© Sam Greenfield / Volvo Ocean Race
Steve Hayles sees the latest positions on board Sun Hung Kai Scallywag
© Konrad Frost / Volvo Ocean Race
Blair Tuke on board MAPFRE - Volvo Ocean Race leg 2
© Ugo Fonolla / Volvo Ocean Race
Richard Brisius and Johan Salén appointed as President and co-President of the Volvo Ocean Race
© Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race
Vestas 11th Hour on day 10 of Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2
© Martin Keruzore / Volvo Ocean Race
On board AkzoNobel Emily Nagel is the youngest female sailor in the Volvo Ocean Race
© James Blake / Volvo Ocean Race
First live chat ever done between 2 skippers - Charles and Xavi talking to each other - Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2
© Jeremie Lecaudey / Volvo Ocean Race
Sunrise on board Dongfeng, crossing the equator
© Jeremie Lecaudey / Volvo Ocean Race
David Witt repairs his hands on board Sun Hung Kai Scallywag
© Konrad Frost / Volvo Ocean Race
Turn the Tide on Plastic during Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2: Lisbon to Cape Town
© Sam Greenfield / Volvo Ocean Race
On board Vestas 11th Hour Jena crosses the equator for the first time and knows she will loose some hair
© Martin Keruzore / Volvo Ocean Race
Sunrise on board Dongfeng, crossing the equator
© Jeremie Lecaudey / Volvo Ocean Race
Team Brunel cross the equator and the America's Cup trio face King Neptune
© Rich Edwards / Volvo Ocean Race
Sunset showers on board Dongfeng during Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2: Lisbon to Cape Town
© Jeremie Lecaudey / Volvo Ocean Race
Sunset showers on board Dongfeng during Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2: Lisbon to Cape Town
© Jeremie Lecaudey / Volvo Ocean Race
On board Vestas 11th Hour during Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2: Lisbon to Cape Town
© Martin Keruzore / Volvo Ocean Race
Annie Lush on the foredeck during Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2: Lisbon to Cape Town
© Rich Edwards / Volvo Ocean Race