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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 Ocean Race: 'This is a special race'
Kiwi Race veteran Tony Rae on working with Bianca Cook's NZ-flagged campaign
Posted on 18 Apr
Herrmann looks to take on fully crewed challenge
German sailor plans to be on the start line of the 2021-22 edition
Posted on 15 Apr
Tribute to John Fisher lost in the Southern Ocean
A tribute to John Fisher, a gifted sailor, a generous man and a friend we all miss
Posted on 26 Mar
The Ocean Race: New race team set to enter
The Mirpuri Foundation announced they will be entering a race team in The Ocean Race
Posted on 24 Mar
The Ocean Race: Duo want to revive Kiwi legacy
The Volvo 65 is an excellent opportunity to attract younger generation Kiwi sailors
Posted on 23 Mar
The Ocean Race: Fresh look to intended Kiwi entry
Bianca Cook and Tony Rae have teamed up to launch a NZ flagged entry in The Ocean Race
Posted on 21 Mar
The Ocean Race enters new era
New brand identity revealed
Posted on 21 Mar
Big price tag forecast for new The Ocean Race boat
Veteran VOR skipper says new "The Ocean Race" boat has €24-25m pricetag
Posted on 23 Feb
The Ocean Race bags hat-trick of shortlists
For prestigious industry-selected sport awards
Posted on 22 Feb
Ocean Race Science Programme scoops award
Ocean Race Science Programme scoops award
Posted on 23 Jan
OC Sport opens international base in France
One of the first to take advantage is VOR-winning skipper Charles Caudrelier
Posted on 17 Jan
Some advice on how to go about finding a sponsor
YachtRacing.Life has a few tips for those looking for a sailing sponsorship
Posted on 16 Jan
"The Ocean Race" is born in Paris
Good progress was made and celebrated in Paris this week
Posted on 15 Dec 2018
Volvo Ocean Race retitled for 2021 edition
Further details revealed about The Ocean Race, the son and heir of the Volvo Ocean Race
Posted on 15 Dec 2018
Volvo Ocean Race: Remembering Sir Peter Blake
It's 17 years since the Kiwi Race Legend passed away
Posted on 8 Dec 2018
Volvo Ocean Race: Record-breaking results
The most recent edition has raised the bar, both on and off the water...
Posted on 28 Nov 2018
Race data revealed at expert conference
Unique information on the global concentration of microplastics pollution
Posted on 23 Nov 2018
The Logistics Genie: We speak to JT of GAC Pindar
Recently back from the huge logistical challenge of the Volvo Ocean Race
Posted on 20 Nov 2018
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 2018
Setting a course for a healthier ocean
Commitment to put sustainability at Volvo Ocean Race's heart
Posted on 6 Nov 2018
Nicholson looking to the future
After sailing all summer on team AkzoNobel
Posted on 5 Nov 2018
North Sails Weekly Debrief
Gear Patrol: 3Di NORDAC, 45,000 Miles of Extreme Testing. J/24 Tool Kit
Posted on 27 Oct 2018
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 2018
Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2018
Portuguese photographer Ricardo Pinto announced as winner
Posted on 23 Oct 2018
Changing the face of your sailing gear
Zhik's Volvo Ocean Race journey
Posted on 10 Oct 2018
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 2018
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 2018
Raising the bar in the Volvo Ocean Race
We speak to Gautier Sergent of North Sails
Posted on 24 Sep 2018
Sehested and Nicholson set sights on 2021-22 VOR
Team AkzoNobel sailors aim for next edition in three years time
Posted on 24 Sep 2018
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 2018
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Paulo Mirapuri
© Mirpuri Foundation
Mirpuri Foundation sponsors an RC44
© Mirpuri Foundation
Turn the Tide on Plastic - 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race
© Mirpuri Foundation
Turn the Tide on Plastic - 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race
© Mirpuri Foundation
Paulo Mirpuri waves from the stern of Turn the Tide on Plastic at the finish of Leg 11 or the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race
© Mirpuri Foundation
Mirpuri Foundation sponsors an RC44
© Mirpuri Foundation
The female crewed entry Team SCA, managed by Atlant Racing - now owners of The Ocean Race - was the best funded team in the 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Race
© Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race
The seven VO65's in the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race could expand to all eight VO65's in the next edition of The Ocean Race
© Volvo Ocean Race
New Zealand sailor, Bianca Cook announces the New Zealand flagged entry at the online announcement from Alicante, Spain. March 20-21
© Ainhoa Sanchez
The Ocean Race
© Thierry Martinez / Sea&Co
Volvo Ocean Race - Leg Zero, Around the Island Race. 02 August, 2017
© Marc Bow / Volvo Ocean Race
Nathalie Quéré – global brand director at AkzoNobel and campaign director at team AkzoNobel in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18
© Team AkzoNobel
`The Ocean Race` is launched in Paris - December 2018
© Rick Tomlinson
`The Ocean Race` is launched in Paris - December 2018
© Rick Tomlinson
1989-90 Whitbread Round the World Race: Peter Blake, Pippa Blake & Family. Arrival at Southampton, Leg 6, Steinlager II
© Roger Lean-Vercoe / PPL
Volvo Ocean Race trophy
© Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 06 to Auckland
© Jesus Renedo / Volvo Ocean Race
Jo Aleh grinds during the Fastnet 2017, Rich Edwards / Volvo Ocean Race, 08 August, 2017
© Rich Edwards / Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 8 from Itajai to Newport, day 01 on board MAPFRE, start day. 22 April, 2018.
© Ugo Fonolla / Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4 from Melbourne to Hong Kong. Start day. 02 January, 2018
© Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4 from Melbourne to Hong Kong. Start day. 02 January, 2018.
© Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 01, Alicante to Lisbon, First Morning on board AkzoNobel. 23 October, 2017
© Konrad Frost / Volvo Ocean Race
Bruno Dubois,Team Director ex Dongfeng Race Team shore crew now with SailGP
© Yvan Zedda
Offshore racing is often processional - Leg 6 2918 Volvo Ocean Race
© Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race
All those great onboard shots don't come easy - hopefully something more lightweight can be used on the Offshore Keelboat - Volvo Ocean Race - Auckland
© Richard Gladwell
All those great images from the Volvo Ocean Race come at a price - some smaller lighter kit will be required for the Olympic Offshore keelboat
© Jesus Renedo / Volvo Ocean Race
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