Please select your home edition
Edition
Spinlock - Rigsense - 728x90

Team Brunel's explanation of how the Volvo Ocean Race works

by Team Brunel on 1 Nov 1 November 2017

The Volvo Ocean Race is the toughest sailing race in the world. Over 9 months and 45000 nautical miles, boats from 7 teams will visit every continent on earth as they race to circumnavigate the globe.

In two minutes, we will take you through this adventure from an engineering perspective.

Land Rover BAR Cap
REPORT OF THE MONTH SPONSORED BY Report of the Month sponsored by Henri Lloyd Nominate this article for report of the month for your chance to WIN a Land Rover BAR Cap for yourself and the author of the report that receives the most votes. Just fill in the form below!
Your name

Your email address

Why do you like this report?



Related Articles

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 13
A crucial 24 hours ahead A 130 nautical mile lateral split has opened up in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet on Friday as the teams trade off better wind with shorter distance in a bid to get to Cape Town first. Posted on 17 Nov
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 12
A roll of the dice in the South Atlantic The first big gamble for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet since crossing the Equator was playing out on Thursday as team AkzoNobel lined up to 'cut the corner' in a bid to overhaul the leading quartet to their southwest... Posted on 16 Nov
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 11
Halfway home and race to Cape Town enters a new phase The seven international teams all now have less than 3,200 nautical miles left in the 7,000-mile stage from the Portugal capital of Lisbon to Cape Town, South Africa. Posted on 15 Nov
DAME Award again
We speak to Drue Kerr, Senior Designer at Zhik We caught up with Drue Kerr, Senior Designer at Zhik, who have just won the DAME Award in the clothing category for their Isotak X Ocean range. Posted on 15 Nov
New leaders appointed for Volvo Ocean Race
Richard Brisius and Johan Salén taking over Richard Brisius and Johan Salén have been appointed as President and co-President of the Volvo Ocean Race, taking over from the outgoing chief executive, Mark Turner. Posted on 14 Nov
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 10
Back to business in the South Atlantic After an all too brief break to have King Neptune initiate the newcomers over the equator on Monday, it's back to the business of boat racing and pushing south as fast as possible. Posted on 14 Nov
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 9
Into the Southern Hemisphere Charles Caudrelier's Dongfeng Race Team led the fleet over the famous line of latitude at 0941 UTC with the slimmest of leads over MAPFRE, Vestas 11th Hour Racing, Team Brunel and team Akzonobel. Posted on 13 Nov
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 8
Close encounters with leaders slowing For the first time since early in Leg 2, less than 50 miles separate first from last with the Doldrums having the expected effect on the fleet... Posted on 12 Nov
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 7
Fleet compression on final approach to Doldrums With just 30 miles separating first from fifth, the fleet is expected to compress even further with Doldrums coming into play... Posted on 11 Nov
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 6
Dongfeng leads the fleet south with Stealth Mode in play Pure speed is the main factor on the charge south with Turn the Tide on Plastic in Stealth Mode... Posted on 10 Nov