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Volvo One-Design

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.

© Ainhoa Sanchez © Ainhoa Sanchez
Show news The Logistics Genie: We speak to JT of GAC Pindar
Recently back from the huge logistical challenge of the Volvo Ocean Race
Posted today at 12:00 pm
Robin Clegg on microplastics and the VOR
An interview with Robin Clegg about microplastics and the Volvo Ocean Race's Sustainability Program
Posted on 14 Nov
Setting a course for a healthier ocean
Commitment to put sustainability at Volvo Ocean Race's heart
Posted on 6 Nov
Nicholson looking to the future
After sailing all summer on team AkzoNobel
Posted on 5 Nov
North Sails Weekly Debrief
Gear Patrol: 3Di NORDAC, 45,000 Miles of Extreme Testing. J/24 Tool Kit
Posted on 27 Oct
Volvo Ocean Race: 45,000 miles of extreme testing
Fully professional crews push the boats, the rigs, the sails to the limit
Posted on 24 Oct
Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2018
Portuguese photographer Ricardo Pinto announced as winner
Posted on 23 Oct
Changing the face of your sailing gear
Zhik's Volvo Ocean Race journey
Posted on 10 Oct
10-15 IMOCA's expected for the FCAWR 2021
The race will include IMOCA's with foils launched after 2010 with 5-6 crew
Posted on 5 Oct
Ringing the changes on the next Volvo OR
Three major changes for 2021 Volvo Ocean Race contained in provisional Notice of Race just issued
Posted on 2 Oct
Raising the bar in the Volvo Ocean Race
We speak to Gautier Sergent of North Sails
Posted on 24 Sep
Sehested and Nicholson set sights on 2021-22 VOR
Team AkzoNobel sailors aim for next edition in three years time
Posted on 24 Sep
Team AkzoNobel crew aim for next Volvo Ocean Race
Team AkzoNobel sailors Sehested and Nicholson set their sights on 2021 Volvo Ocean Race
Posted on 24 Sep
Dropping Anchor
Not necessarily something you automatically associate with racing boats
Posted on 23 Sep
North Sails Weekly Debrief
New To North, 3Di RAW, Melges 20 Series Finale
Posted on 22 Sep
11th Hour Racing publishes Sustainability Report
Detailing the efforts throughout the one-year campaign
Posted on 20 Sep
Robert Greenhalgh joins North Sails
Volvo Ocean Race winner and international sailing champion joins world's leading sailmaker
Posted on 19 Sep
VOR delivers critical microplastics data and map
Scientific analysis of pollution the world's oceans
Posted on 17 Sep
VOR sustainability programme wins awards
The programme won in 'The Best Corporate Campaign or Initiative in Sport for Good' category
Posted on 13 Sep
Volvo Ocean Race provides global microplastic map
Groundbreaking science element of race reveals spread of pollution
Posted on 29 Aug
Official video of 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race
The Official 50minute duration video of the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race has just been released.
Posted on 29 Aug
Volvo Ocean Race: Team AkzoNobel's Reprise - Video
A very honest review of team AkzoNobel's Volvo Ocean Race from the skipper firing to the 24hr record
Posted on 11 Aug
Change arrives to the 2021 Volvo Ocean Race
A lot of opportunity, both on the corporate sponsorship side and for sailors and designers
Posted on 6 Aug
Next edition of Volvo Ocean Race is taking shape
Two classes: the VO65 and IMOCA 60
Posted on 26 Jul
Volvo Ocean Race confirms two classes for 2021
Atlant Ocean Racing have advised that Volvo is expected to continue as a sponsor of the race.
Posted on 26 Jul
Volvo OR: Ride the Wild Ocean - Video
Spectacular video from the Southern Ocean and more - Extended play
Posted on 13 Jul
Volvo OR: Fourth win lifts Bannatyne to new level
With his fourth Whitbread RTWR/Volvo OR win has NZL's Stu Bannatyne become the Greatest of All Time?
Posted on 6 Jul
Harken and the challenge of the Volvo Ocean Race
Ensuring the fleet is supplied with the very best and most reliable equipment
Posted on 4 Jul
The IMOCAs around the world with a crew in 2021
Top round the World Sailors and Designers have strongly backed the new RTW fully crewed IMOCA60
Posted on 3 Jul
Harken and the challenge of the Volvo Ocean Race
Ensuring the fleet is supplied with the very best and most reliable equipment
Posted on 3 Jul
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Photos

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Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18
© North Sails
Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2018 winner
© Ricardo Pinto
Fleet in action
© Thierry Martinez / Sea&Co
The VO65 will be used for a third Volvo OR but competing for the Youth Trophy
© Volvo Ocean Race
Nicolai Sehested (DEN) - 2021-22 Volvo Ocean Race
© James Blake / Volvo Ocean Race
Chris Nicholson (AUS) and Nicolai Sehested (DEN) - 2021-22 Volvo Ocean Race
© James Blake / Volvo Ocean Race
Team AkzoNobel sailors Chris Nicholson (AUS) and Nicolai Sehested (DEN) aim to co-skipper a campaign in the 2021-22 Volvo Ocean Race
© James Blake/Volvo Ocean Race
Nicolai Sehested and Chris Nicholson aboard Team AkzoNobel in the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race are seeking sponsors for a third round the world race
© James Blake / Volvo Ocean Race
Leg 3, Cape Town to Melbourne, day 3, on board AkzoNobel. The team preparing for a sail change.
© James Blake / Volvo Ocean Race
HGC In-Port Race onboard team AkzoNobel in Hong Kong. 27 January, .
© Brian Carlin / Volvo Ocean Race
Leg 02, Lisbon to Cape Town, day 8, on board AkzoNobel. Nicolai Sehested and Chris Nicolson working together again.
© James Blake / Volvo Ocean Race
Hong Kong Stopover. HGC In-Port Race Hong Kong. 27 January, .
© Pedro Martinez / Volvo Ocean Race
Leg 8 from Itajai to Newport, Day 11 on board AkzoNobel. 03 May, .
© Brian Carlin / Volvo Ocean Race
Leg 6 to Auckland, day 19 on board AkzoNobel. Team Akzonobel at sunrise. 25 February, .
© Rich Edwards / Volvo Ocean Race
Newport stopover. Practice Race on board AkzoNobel. 16 May, .
© Konrad Frost / Volvo Ocean Race
Leg 10, from Cardiff to Gothenburg, start day. 10 June, .
© Jesus Renedo / Volvo Ocean Race
Team AkzoNobel in Copenhagen - 2021-22 Volvo Ocean Race
© Thierry Martinez / team AkzoNobel
Chris Nicholson (AUS) - 2021-22 Volvo Ocean Race
© Thierry Martinez / team AkzoNobel
Rob Greenhalgh at the helm of MAPFRE - 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race
© Ugo Fonolla / Volvo Ocean Race
Rob Greenhalgh, Leg 4, Melbourne to Hong Kong, Day 10 on board MAPFRE
© Ugo Fonolla / Volvo Ocean Race
The Hague stopover. Brunel in-Port Race. 30 June, 2018
© Pedro Martinez / Volvo Ocean Race
Liz Wardley collects a water sample aboasrd Turn the Tide on Plastic on December 10, 2017, en route Cape Town, South Africato Melbourne, Australia
© Jeremie Lecaudey/Volvo Ocean Race
AksoNobel digs in on Leg 10 from Cardiff to Gothenburg.
© Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3, Cape Town to Melbourne, day 10, on board Turn the Tide on Plastic. 19 December 2017
© Jeremie Lecaudey / Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 11, from Gothenburg to The Hague, start day. 21 June 2018
© Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race
Luke Molloy - Leg 8 from Itajai to Newport, Day 11 on board AkzoNobel. 03 May, .
© Brian Carlin / Volvo Ocean Race
Give your Dad a taste of what feels like to be a top sailor - kit him out with a piece or two of Zhik this Father's Day
© Volvo Ocean Race
Chris Nicholson steering Team Akzo Nobel in the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race
© Volvo Ocean Race
Chris Nicolson on the helm - Leg 7 from Auckland to Itajai, day 7 on board AkzoNobel.
© James Blake / Volvo Ocean Race
Vestas 11th Hour Racing leading Sustainability on and off the water
© Vestas 11th Hour Racing