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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 2020 Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy overall
Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team wins the 2020 Sailing Trophy
Posted on 29 Jun
Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy begins
The event is being held to raise awareness and important funds
Posted on 27 Jun
Extreme Drone Catches
Here are the bits we didn't show you...
Posted on 20 Jun
VO65 entry and star-studded line-up
50+ boats confirmed for inaugural Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy
Posted on 19 Jun
VO65 entry and star-studded line-up
Charles Caudrelier will take part in the Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy
Posted on 17 Jun
The Ocean Race and IUCN join forces
Working together to organise impactful sports events and global activities
Posted on 8 Jun
The Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 Official Film
A race which will be remembered for the brutal conditions
Posted on 30 May
The time to focus on the Ocean is now
Leading voices come together for The Ocean Race Summits #2
Posted on 28 May
Happy Hour with Stretch & Stirfry - Abby Ehler
The boys chat with the three time Volvo Ocean Race veteran
Posted on 25 May
RORC Time Over Distance - Sam Davies
Skipper of Team SCA in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race
Posted on 24 May
The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 Official Film
The race starts from the first time in Alicante with 37,000 miles of hard-fought racing
Posted on 23 May
LIVE Navigation and Expedition Workshop
Tomorrow at 1pm ET on Saturday
Posted on 23 May
One week to The Ocean Race Summits 2
Speakers, leaders, and experts will share solutions and winning strategies
Posted on 20 May
The Volvo Ocean Race 2005-06 Official Film part 2
The Volvo Open 70 was introduced - a more radical yacht with a canting keel
Posted on 17 May
The Volvo Ocean Race 2005-06 Official Film part 1
The first to start outside the UK, with an opening leg from Vigo in Spain to Cape Town
Posted on 16 May
Next Ocean Race Summit will be online
Promoting solutions and strategies to restore ocean health
Posted on 13 May
The Volvo Ocean Race 2001-02 Official Film
The first sponsored by Volvo and the last race to start in the UK
Posted on 9 May
Happy Hour with Stretch & Stirfry - Emily Nagel
Volvo Ocean Race sailor challenges our duo to get the 'moth froth' and start foiling!
Posted on 7 May
The Whitbread Round the World Race 1997-98
Watch the official film as Paul Cayard & Grant Dalton battle it out
Posted on 2 May
Live chat with Mark Towill & Charlie Enright
At 1pm EDT Saturday, May 2, 2020
Posted on 2 May
North Sails Weekly Debrief
Sitting Down With The Ocean Race, Navigate Our Sail Finder, Family Cruise, Weekly Webinar
Posted on 19 Apr
The Whitbread Round the World Race 1989-90
A true classic, ending in a clean sweep of all six legs by Steinlager 2
Posted on 18 Apr
The Ocean Race - Part 4: Shore, Crew & Media
Shore support for the IMOCA60's and VO65's, and how media coverage will be split
Posted on 18 Apr
North Sails Offshore Webinar
Featuring an All-Star Lineup
Posted on 17 Apr
Happy Hour with Stretch & Stir Fry Episode 1
Our first guest for Happy Hour is Ian Walker MBE
Posted on 16 Apr
The Ocean Race: Off Watch with Ken Read
The Ocean Race's Niall Myant-Best talks with North Sails Ken Read, in a wide-ranging interview
Posted on 15 Apr
Planet Sail Episode 2
Matt Sheahan takes time out from tinkering with his RS400
Posted on 14 Apr
The Ocean Race - Part 3: Converting the IMOCA60
Fitting the OBR's down below in the IMOCA60 will be tough - it was tight on the VO65
Posted on 12 Apr
North Sails Weekly Debrief
How It's Made, The Ocean Race and Upcoming Webinars
Posted on 11 Apr
The Whitbread Round the World Race 1985-86
Watch the Official Film as Drum loses her keel during the Fastnet Race
Posted on 11 Apr
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Henry Bomby enjoying the start of his off watch by watching the sun rise during Volvon Ocean Race Leg 8 from Itajai to Newport, day 9 on board Turn the Tide on Plastic
© James Blake / Volvo Ocean Race
Giulietta - 2020 Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy
© Marc Bow
Yoann Richomme - 2020 Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy
© Tom Martienssen
2020 Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy
© Marc Bow
Yoann Richomme race lead - 2020 Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy
© Tom Martienssen
Sisi-Austrian Ocean Race Project - 2020 Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy
© Tom Martienssen
2020 Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy
© Marc Bow
Racing For The Planet - 2020 Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy
© Marc Bow
Sesimbra - 2020 Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy
© Marc Bow
2020 Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy
© Marc Bow
Racing For The Planet - 2020 Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy
© Marc Bow
Racing For The Planet - 2020 Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy
© Marc Bow
Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team
© Tom Martienssen
Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team
© Tom Martienssen
Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy start
© Marc Bow
Extreme Drone Catches
© The Ocean Race
Racing for the Planet
© Marc Bow
Racing for the Planet
© Marc Bow
Racing for the Planet
© Marc Bow
Yoann Richomme - Racing for the Planet
© Richard Edwards
Yoann Richomme - Racing for the Planet
© Richard Edwards
Racing For The Planet - VO65
© Brian Carlin
Charles Caudrelier - Leg 11 from Gothenburg to The Hague. Finish at The Hague. 24 June, 2018.
© Ainhoa Sanchez
The Ocean Race is the premiere fully-crewed, around the world race. Visiting 10 international cities, the Race provides a unique combination of top-level sport and Racing with Purpose, through its award-winning sustainability programme.
© Amory Ross / 11th Hour Racing
The Ocean Race has a robust science and data collection programme
© Ugo Fonolla
The Ocean Race Summits
© Ainhoa Sanchez / The Ocean Race
11th Hour Racing Team coronavirus self isolation feature
© Amory Ross / Volvo AB
Richard Mason, Competitor in four round the world races, and now Race Director of The Ocean race
© Ainhoa Sanchez/The Ocean Race
Leg 9, from Newport to Cardiff, start day - 20 May 2018
© Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo AB
Leg 9, from Newport to Cardiff, start day - 20 May 2018
© Jesus Renedo / Volvo AB