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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.

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Show news The Whitbread Round the World Race 1977-78
The Official Film of the second edition where 15 yachts completed the four-leg course
Posted on 29 Mar
The Ocean Race: "Which side of the Big Island?"
Part 1 of an update on The Ocean Race - this one looking at the course and Australia's influence
Posted on 27 Mar
Tribute to John Fisher lost in the Southern Ocean
From the crew of Scallywag, remembering their crew member and dear friend, John Fisher
Posted on 26 Mar
Yoann Richomme responds to route announcement
The Ocean Race route for the 2021-22 edition confirmed
Posted on 12 Mar
The Ocean Race 2021-22 route is announced
The race will visit 10 iconic cities around the world
Posted on 12 Mar
America's sailing capital to host The Ocean Race
Only North American stopover at Newport, Rhode Island
Posted on 10 Mar
Watch Gatorade compete in Round the World Race
The boats may have changed, but the challenge is the same...
Posted on 23 Feb
The Ocean Race: Biggest waves and wettest moments
Appetiser from the The Ocean Race featuring some of the biggest waves and wettest moments
Posted on 17 Feb
The Ocean Race: MFRT announces its skipper
Team continues to set preparation benchmark for 2021-22 race
Posted on 4 Feb
Will Oxley is eyeing another lap of the planet
Three-time Ocean Race veteran is looking towards 2021-22
Posted on 21 Jan
The Ocean Race: A taste of what is to come
Videos of what can be expected from the IMOCA60 and a look at the highlights of the 2017/18 VOR
Posted on 30 Dec 2019
More than 50%
Last week's newsleter cast a spotlight on the ever-changing world of SailGP
Posted on 22 Dec 2019
The Ocean Race: Asian Stopover announced
Stopover is announced for The Ocean Race in Asia, as route takes shape
Posted on 17 Dec 2019
The Ocean Race takes gold for education
A learning programme wins at Reimagine Education Awards in London
Posted on 13 Dec 2019
The Ocean Race to return to Auckland
The Ocean Race will come to Auckland, New Zealand, during the 2021-22 edition
Posted on 6 Dec 2019
The Ocean Race confirms its return to Auckland
Organisers announce 2021-22 edition will visit the spiritual home of iconic round the world race...
Posted on 5 Dec 2019
The Ocean Race returns to the Mother City
Most challenging offshore race in the sport comes to South Africa for the 12th time
Posted on 27 Nov 2019
The Ocean Race: Racing for the planet
The Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team launches campaign at event in Lisbon
Posted on 16 Nov 2019
The Ocean Race: Youth Motivators take centre stage
Behind-the-scenes of The Ocean Race Summits Genoa with young local lead
Posted on 24 Oct 2019
The Ocean Race: Building a team for a dream
The Austrian Ocean Race Project has christened its VO65 'Sisi'
Posted on 20 Oct 2019
Itajaí returns as host city for The Ocean Race
Brazilian city to host fleet in 2021-22 edition
Posted on 17 Oct 2019
11th Hour Racing gets feet wet with podium finish
Enright and Bidégorry race IMOCA 60 in Défi Azimut 48-hour race
Posted on 16 Oct 2019
Bekking sets sights on 9th campaign with Childhood
A veteran team has come together to launch a Swedish campaign in the VO65 class
Posted on 12 Oct 2019
The Ocean Race: Still turning the tide
Dee Caffari talks about her plans for the next edition of the Race
Posted on 10 Oct 2019
Special Event status for The Ocean Race
The toughest test of a team in sport
Posted on 8 Oct 2019
Italian city to host finish of The Ocean Race
The selection of Italy's top maritime city opens the event to a new audience
Posted on 23 Sep 2019
The Ocean Race Summits delivers in Genoa
Impactful solutions to address the crisis affecting the health of our oceans
Posted on 21 Sep 2019
Cabo Verde will host The Ocean Race
First ever West African stop in 2021-22
Posted on 18 Sep 2019
Fridays For Future joins The Ocean Race Summit
Youth movement to join global ocean experts at key Italian conference
Posted on 17 Sep 2019
Teams and organisers set the race on track
The Ocean Race 2021-22 edition discussed in Alicante
Posted on 17 Sep 2019
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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
Forthcoming Online Auctions in March 2020
© Marine Auctions
Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team
© Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team
Volvo Ocean Race Sustainability Education Programme 2018
© Jesus Renedo / Volvo Ocean Race
Leg 6 to Auckland, day 20 on board Turn the Tide on Plastic. Bianca Cook at the helm as we near the North Cape of New Zealand. 26 February, 2018.
© James Blake / Volvo Ocean Race
Auckland Stopover.The New Zealand Herald In-Port Race. Race Village. 10 March, 2018
© Renee Keane / Volvo Ocean Race
Blair Tuke and Peter Burling - Leg 11 from Gothenburg to The Hague. Finish at The Hague. 24 June, 2018.
© Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race
Leg 7, Auckland to Itajai, start day. 17 March, 2018.
© Jesus Renedo / Volvo Ocean Race
Leg 7, Auckland to Itajai, start day. 17 March, 2018.
© Jesus Renedo / Volvo Ocean Race
Leg 6 to Auckland, arrivals. 27 February, 2018
© Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race
Cape Town Stopover - The Ocean Race
© Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo AB
Amory Ross joins 11th Hour Racing Team
© Amory Ross / 11th Hour Racing
Shirley Robertson interviews Sam Davies, skipper of Team SCA in the 2014/2015 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race
© Image courtesy of Shirley Robertson Collection
Itajai, Brazil hosted the Volvo Ocean Race in 2018
© Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race
The Ocean Race: Bekking sets sights on ninth campaign with Childhood
© The Ocean Race
Each boat in the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race carried the logo confirming that they were participating as part of a World Sailing Special Event - February 2018
© Richard Gladwell
Onboard 11th Hour Racing during the 2019 Defi Azimut 48-hour race. Charlie Enright and Pascal Bidégorry were co-skippers in the 500-mile double-handed race off the coast of Lorient, France.
© Martin Karuzoré / 11th Hour Racing
The Ocean Race European Tour corporate sailing event in Kiel, Germany, June 19.
© Ainhoa Sanchez / The Ocean Race
The Ocean Race fleet 2017-18
© Jesus Renedo / Volvo Ocean Race
The Ocean Race fleet 2017-18
© Jesus Renedo / Volvo Ocean Race
11th Hour Racing Team, Charlie Enright and Mark Towill, France Team onboard
© Amory Ross / 11th Hour Racing
The 11th Hour Racing Team takes to the waters of France for their first training session.
© Amory Ross / 11th Hour Racing
The 11th Hour Racing Team takes to the waters of France for their first training session.
© Amory Ross / 11th Hour Racing
Jena Hansen saluting her home crowd in Aarhus on board Vestas 11th Hour Racing
© Jeremie Lecaudey / Volvo Ocean Race
Carolijn Brouwer is awarded the Magnus Olsson Prize
© Jeremie Lecaudey / Volvo Ocean Race
Carolijn Brouwer is awarded the Magnus Olsson Prize
© Martin Keruzore / Volvo Ocean Race
2019 Rolex Fastnet Race start
© www.Sportography.tv
DutchSail founder Simeon Tienpont will be looking a few options for the team over the coming months, aiming for a tilt at AC37.
© James Blake / Volvo Ocean Race
The Ocean Race European Tour corporate sailing event in Kiel, Germany, June 19,
© Ainhoa Sanchez / The Ocean Race