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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 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
Dropping Anchor
Not necessarily something you automatically associate with racing boats
Posted on 23 Sep 2018
North Sails Weekly Debrief
New To North, 3Di RAW, Melges 20 Series Finale
Posted on 22 Sep 2018
11th Hour Racing publishes Sustainability Report
Detailing the efforts throughout the one-year campaign
Posted on 20 Sep 2018
Robert Greenhalgh joins North Sails
Volvo Ocean Race winner and international sailing champion joins world's leading sailmaker
Posted on 19 Sep 2018
VOR delivers critical microplastics data and map
Scientific analysis of pollution the world's oceans
Posted on 17 Sep 2018
VOR sustainability programme wins awards
The programme won in 'The Best Corporate Campaign or Initiative in Sport for Good' category
Posted on 13 Sep 2018
Volvo Ocean Race provides global microplastic map
Groundbreaking science element of race reveals spread of pollution
Posted on 29 Aug 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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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
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
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
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