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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 Volvo OR: Ride the Wild Ocean - Video
Spectacular video from the Southern Ocean and more - Extended play
Posted on 13 Jul
Volvo OR: Fourth win lifts Bannatyne to new level
With his fourth Whitbread RTWR/Volvo OR win has NZL's Stu Bannatyne become the Greatest of All Time?
Posted on 6 Jul
Harken and the challenge of the Volvo Ocean Race
Ensuring the fleet is supplied with the very best and most reliable equipment
Posted on 4 Jul
The IMOCAs around the world with a crew in 2021
Top round the World Sailors and Designers have strongly backed the new RTW fully crewed IMOCA60
Posted on 3 Jul
Harken and the challenge of the Volvo Ocean Race
Ensuring the fleet is supplied with the very best and most reliable equipment
Posted on 3 Jul
North Sails Weekly Debrief
52 Podium Sweep, Dongfeng Wins VOR, J70 Worlds Prep
Posted on 1 Jul
Turn the Tide on Plastic win sixth place overall
Final race would prove decisive, with TTTP moving off the bottom of leaderboard...
Posted on 30 Jun
Sustainability Programme continues to ride a wave
The last Ocean Summit of the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race
Posted on 30 Jun
Volvo Ocean Race teams preparing for final start
Final start of the event at the Brunel In-Port Race
Posted on 29 Jun
Volvo OR: Race Village activities to continue
Volvo Ocean Race have issued a updated statement following the tragedy on Thursday evening.
Posted on 29 Jun
Volvo Ocean Race: A stopover in The Hague
Nic Douglass catches up with the Volvo Ocean Race sailors
Posted on 29 Jun
Second update on fatal collision at VOR venue
11 people involved in RIB collision, one fatality. No Volvo Ocean Race or team personnel involved
Posted on 28 Jun
Samples taken during VOR contain microplastics
Volvo Ocean Race Science Programme reached a significant milestone
Posted on 28 Jun
Zhik congratulate Champions Dongfeng Race Team
And Team AkzoNobel in the Volvo Ocean Race
Posted on 27 Jun
OC Sport celebrates Dongfeng's victory
Biggest ever team management success for the company
Posted on 26 Jun
Volvo OR: Another podium for AkzoNobel
Team AkzoNobel has finished second on the final leg of the Volvo Ocean Race to claim fourth place
Posted on 25 Jun
The closest finish in race history
As Dongfeng Race Team win the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18
Posted on 24 Jun
Dongfeng Race Team wins the Volvo Ocean Race
In the closest finish in race history
Posted on 24 Jun
Volvo OR: Will the inside or outside pay off?
The options have been played. The goal now is to sail as fast as possible to the finish.
Posted on 24 Jun
Volvo Ocean Race going down to the wire
Set to be decided in the last 20 miles of Leg 11
Posted on 24 Jun
Volvo OR: Blasting across the North Sea
Spectacular images from the North Sea as the seven Volvo Ocean Race entries power reach
Posted on 24 Jun
Volvo fleet splits - Chinese go inshore
Weather routing predicts a very close finish between MAPFRE and Team Brunel
Posted on 24 Jun
VOR: Six miles separate top five after windshift
Volvo OR fleet now racing south to the finish in The Hague and the tactical options are opening up
Posted on 23 Jun
Volvo OR: Dutch yachts split with fleet leaders
At 1100UTC the first real strategic split of the final leg of the Volvo Ocean Race occurred
Posted on 23 Jun
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 11 Day 2
Dongfeng holds a narrow lead over MAPFRE after one day of racing in the final leg
Posted on 22 Jun
VOR: Day 1 - MAPFRE and Dongfeng swap lead
Dongfeng and MAPFRE are contesting the Leg and overall race lead.
Posted on 22 Jun
Dalton wins Magnus Olsson Prize 2018
Team NZ's Grant Dalton recognised for making an indelible contribution to the world of sailing
Posted on 22 Jun
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 11 start
Dongfeng grab early initiative on decisive final leg, ahead of overall race victory rivals
Posted on 21 Jun
Volvo OR: Fluffed start expensive for MAPFRE
A start-line incident involving one of the race favorites had a big impact on the opening stanzas
Posted on 21 Jun
The closest Volvo Ocean Race finish ever
We speak to MAPFRE's Robert Greenhalgh
Posted on 21 Jun
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Leg 7 from Auckland to Itajai, day 11 on board MAPFRE, Aerial shot, the crew were peeling with 35-40 knots of wind, 28 March, .
© Ugo Fonolla / Volvo Ocean Race
Stu Bannatynne has become the first sailor to win four Whitbread/Volvo Races with his win on Dongfeng in the 2017/18 edition
© Jeremie Lecaudey / Volvo Ocean Rac
Stu Bannatyne has become the first sailor to win four Whitbread/VOR Races
© Jeremie Lecaudey / Volvo Ocean Race
Leg 7 from Auckland to Itajai, day 7 on board AkzoNobel. 23 March, 2018. Justin Ferris takes a big wave face on- the pressure causes a nose blood.
© James Blake / Volvo Ocean Race
Stu Bannatyne trimming in light winds, he finds it as stressful to sail in light wind than strong winds. Leg 9, from Newport to Cardiff, day 07 on board Dongfeng. 26 May, .
© Jeremie Lecaudey / Volvo Ocean Race
Stu Bannatyne, now the first sailor to win four Volvo Ocean Races
© Jeremie Lecaudey / Volvo Ocean Race
Leg 01, Alicante to Lisbon. Stuart on the helm enroute to the waypoint,
© Rich Edwards / Volvo Ocean Race
Stu BannatynLeg 02, Lisbon to Cape Town, day 02, Morning on board Dongfeng. First morning of leg 2 offshore.
© Jeremie Lecaudey / Volvo Ocean Race
Mission accomplished Stu Bannatyne (left) with Charles Caudrelier (skipper, Dongfeng Racing) Leg 11, from Gothenburg to The Hague, day 04 on board Dongfeng. 24 June, .
© Martin Keruzore / Volvo Ocean Race
Movistar crewman Stuart Bannatyne with his two daughters before the start of Leg 1 freom Sanxenxo,Spain.
© Oskar Kihlborg Volvo Ocean Race
Leg 3, Cape Town to Melbourne, day 04, on board Dongfeng. Sailing at the beginning of the low pressure. Taking a reef with 30knts is not an easy thing.
© Martin Keruzore / Volvo Ocean Race
Stu Bannatyne (Dongfeng) Leg 9, from Newport to Cardiff, start day. 20 May, .
© Jesus Renedo / Volvo Ocean Race
Stu Bannatyne and Adam Minoprio on watch as we pass into the 'furious fifties' on our way south to Cape Horn onboard CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand during leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Auckland, New Zealand to Itajai, Brazil.
© Hamish Hooper
Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 11 - Positions with offshore group with 68nm to sail and Dongfeng is 50nm behind
© Vestas and Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 11
Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 11 - Relative positions when Dongfeng on the inside course crossed the offshore lane group
© Vestas and Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 11
Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 11 - Boats in offshore group have negative VMG while sailing at 13kts, while Dongfeng on the inshore lane has 18kts of VMG and is sailing at 18kts
© Vestas and Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 11
Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 11 - when the fleet had to split into an inshore and offshore lane - over 300nm from the finish.
© Vestas and Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 11
Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 11 - Positions whne Dongfeng is close (.4nm) of the finish.
© Vestas and Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 11
The Hague stopover. Brunel in-Port Race
© Pedro Martinez / Volvo Ocean Race
The Hague stopover. Brunel In-Port Race on-Board Brunel.
© Sam Greenfield / Volvo Ocean Race
The Hague stopover. Brunel in-Port Race.
© Pedro Martinez / Volvo Ocean Race
The Hague stopover. Brunel in-Port Race
© Marina Garcia / Volvo Ocean Race
The Hague stopover. Brunel in-Port Race
© Marina Garcia / Volvo Ocean Race
The Hague stopover. Brunel in-Port Race
© Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race
The Hague stopover. Brunel in-Port Race
© Marina Garcia / Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 10, from Cardiff to Gothenburg, start day
© Jesus Renedo / Volvo Ocean Race
The Hague stopover. Brunel in-Port Race
© Marina Garcia / Volvo Ocean Race
The Hague stopover. Brunel in-Port Race
© Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race
The Hague stopover. Brunel in-Port Race
© Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race
The Hague stopover. Brunel in-Port Race
© Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race