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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.

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Show news Italia Sailing Team enters The Ocean Race 2022-23
The goal is to give Italian tourism a further boost and enhance the Made in Italy brand
Posted on 20 Sep
Boat building industry comes together
To drive action for the planet
Posted on 14 Sep
Ocean Race to call for action to protect the seas
At IUCN World Conservation Congress
Posted on 2 Sep
Line honours for Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team
In 21st edition of the prestigious Cascais Vela
Posted on 31 Aug
Spanish fishermen are fighting pollution
Collected waste is used in the manufacturing of sustainable clothing
Posted on 20 Aug
A message for the ocean from Relay4Nature
Joana Pinto Balsemão reveals her fears and hopes for the ocean
Posted on 17 Jul
Teams taking action for the planet
The Ocean Race Europe team join UN Sports for Climate Action framework
Posted on 4 Jul
Relay4Nature returns to the home of The Ocean Race
The baton left Genova, Italy, onboard Team Mexico with baton bearer Juan Varela
Posted on 29 Jun
Cup Musings, TOR Europe, and the Rolex Giraglia
Latest newsletter from Sail-World's David Schmidt in the USA
Posted on 22 Jun
Mirpuri Foundation Team wins The Ocean Race Europe
The Portuguese team led by French skipper Yoann Richomme claimed victory with a final win
Posted on 19 Jun
The Ocean Race Europe overall winners announced
The Coastal Race in Genova provides a fantastic finish to The Ocean Race Europe.
Posted on 19 Jun
Winner-take-all coastal race finale in Genova
Saturday's race is likely to provide the winning margin in both fleets
Posted on 18 Jun
Team Childhood I climbs to 4th
After the third and final offshore leg of The Ocean Race Europe
Posted on 18 Jun
Offshore Team Germany claim IMOCA class victory
Superior light wind speed for non-foiling team in The Ocean Race Europe
Posted on 17 Jun
Mirpuri takes The Ocean Race Europe lead
With second consecutive leg win in Genoa
Posted on 17 Jun
The Ocean Race Europe Leg 3 Finish
Winning gambit in final hours sees Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team clinch victory
Posted on 17 Jun
The Ocean Race Europe: Mirpuri finishes - Live
The VOR 65, Mirpuri Foundation wins Leg 3 of The Ocean Race Europe - Live coverage here
Posted on 16 Jun
The Ocean Race Europe Leg 3 Day 4
Fleets compress as light winds continue on the approach to Genova
Posted on 16 Jun
The Ocean Race Europe Leg 3 Day 3
Leaders extend in new breeze but more calms in prospect
Posted on 15 Jun
Ocean Race Europe announces 'Time to Act' partner
With a common goal of sustainability, both partners are committed to supporting a Decade of Action
Posted on 15 Jun
The Ocean Race Europe Leg 3 Day 2
Breakaway moves deliver mixed results
Posted on 14 Jun
PlanetSail: The Ocean Race Europe Leg 2
40 knots on the nose!
Posted on 13 Jun
Team Childhood I starts Ocean Race Europe Leg 3
Sunday's conditions were ideal for the departure from Alicante
Posted on 13 Jun
The Ocean Race Europe Leg 3 off to a fast start
Conditions were ideal for the start with the IMOCAs putting on a foiling spectacle
Posted on 13 Jun
The Ocean Race Europe - All for one - One for all
The IMOCA60 fleet is the epitome of a development class
Posted on 13 Jun
The Ocean Race Europe - Tied at the top
Ahead of Sunday start of all-important final leg to Genova
Posted on 12 Jun
The Ocean Race Europe Leg 2 Finish
All square at the top of IMOCA and VO65 leaderboards
Posted on 9 Jun
Mirpuri Foundation wins Ocean Race Europe Leg 2
For The Planet VO65 boat sailed into Alicante ahead of the full fleet of VO65s and IMOCA 60s
Posted on 9 Jun
Team Childhood I fifth in Ocean Race Europe Leg 2
The team seemed to be on its way to third place, but eventually had to settle for fifth
Posted on 9 Jun
The Ocean Race Europe Mirpuri wins Leg 2
Mirpuri Foundation is first to finish TORE Leg 2 at Alicante, Spain
Posted on 9 Jun
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Jack Lloyd was Volvo Ocean Race Director 2008-2015 and Compliance Officer for the 2017-2018 edition
© Ainhoa Sanchez / The Ocean Race
Dee Caffari - Leg 6 to Auckland, day 16 on board Turn the Tide on Plastic.
© James Blake / Volvo Ocean Race
Ambersail-2 in The Ocean Race Europe.
© Sailing Energy / The Ocean Race
The Ocean Race Europe
© Sailing Energy / The Ocean Race
Mirpuri Foundation racing team wins line honours first in Cascais Vela 2021
© Neuza Aires Pereira / Cascais Vela 2021
Mirpuri Foundation racing team wins line honours first in Cascais Vela 2021
© Neuza Aires Pereira / Cascais Vela 2021
Cascais Vela day 3
© Neuza Aires Pereira
Cascais Vela day 2
© Neuza Aires Pereira
Robert Gwozdz's VO65 Sailing Poland in the Rolex Fastnet Race
© Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com
Looking good overall under IRC - I Love Poland, the VO70 skippered by Grzegorz Baranowski in the Rolex Fastnet Race
© I Love Poland
Rolex Fastnet Race start
© Tom Hicks / www.solentaction.com
Rolex Fastnet Race start
© Tom Hicks / www.solentaction.com
Rolex Fastnet Race start
© Tom Hicks / www.solentaction.com
VO65s tacking up the Solent after the Rolex Fastnet Race start
© Mark Jardine
Downwind sailing on Mar Mostro with the bow finally pointed towards Lisbon. Onboard PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG during leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Miami, USA to Lisbon, Portugal.
© Amory Ross
Olly Young from Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team with the UN Sports for Climate Action sign
© Cherie Bridges / The Ocean Race
Bouwe Bekking and the crew of Sailing Poland cross the line off Stockholm with the Relay4Nature baton
© Tomasz-Piotrowski_Sailing-Poland / The Ocean Race
Sailors in The Ocean Race Europe show their support for UN Sports for Climate Action
© Cherie Bridges / The Ocean Race
The Ocean Race
© Jen Edney/Viva Mexico/The Ocean Race
Genova Coastal Race. The Ocean Race Europe, June
© Sailing Energy / The Ocean Race
Genova Coastal Race. The Ocean Race Europe, June
© Sailing Energy / The Ocean Race
Genova Coastal Race. The Ocean Race Europe, June
© Sailing Energy / The Ocean Race
Genova Coastal Race. The Ocean Race Europe, June 2021
© Sailing Energy / The Ocean Race
Genova Coastal Race. The Ocean Race Europe, June 2021
© Sailing Energy / The Ocean Race
Genova Coastal Race. The Ocean Race Europe, June 2021
© Sailing Energy / The Ocean Race
The finish of Leg 3 of The Ocean Race Europe from Alicante, Spain into Genova, Italy
© Sailing Energy / The Ocean Race
Coastal Racing in The Ocean Race Europe
© Sailing Energy / The Ocean Race
The Ocean Race Europe fleet moored with the Genova backdrop
© Cherie Bridges / The Ocean Race
Van Veen on the bow of Childhood I - The Ocean Race Europe Leg 3 from Alicante, Spain, to Genoa, Italy
© Aiste Ridikaite / Ambersail-2 / The Ocean Race
Tienpont - The Ocean Race Europe
© Irina Bom