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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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Posted on 18 Sep
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Posted on 17 Sep
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Posted on 11 Sep
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Posted on 30 Aug
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Posted on 27 Aug
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Posted on 8 Aug
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Posted on 2 Aug
Martine flies the flag
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Posted on 1 Aug
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Posted on 17 Jul
Caffari: I'd love to lead a team in 2021
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Posted on 13 Jul
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Posted on 11 Jul
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Posted on 11 Jul
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Posted on 6 Jul
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Posted on 5 Jul
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Posted on 3 Jul
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Posted on 13 Jun
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Posted on 18 May
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Posted on 12 May
Hat-trick award success for the Ocean Race
Hat-trick award success for the Ocean Race
Posted on 6 May
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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
The Ocean Race Microplastics Science Programme, Germany, June 18 .
© Austin Wong / The Ocean Race
Mirpuri Foundation announces VO65 ‘Racing For The Planet' to put Climate Change on the global agenda
© Mirpuri Foundation
The Polish Ocean Challenge Yacht Club brings entrepreneurs together to race in high-profile races such as the Rolex Fastnet Race. They are looking forward to taking part for the first time on their chartered Volvo 65 Ambersail 2
© Paul Wyeth / pwpictures.com
Team Jokolia's VO60 Libertalia - the team represents the full range of differences prevalent throughout society
© Yvan Zedda
The diverse team on board the French VO60 Team Jokolia promoting the message 'Difference is a Strength' through their Rolex Fastnet Race campaign
© Ministe`res sociaux DICOM Arnaud Pilpre´ Sipa
Anne-Cecile Turner is The Ocean Race's Sustainability Program director
© Image courtesy of The Ocean Race
The Media Centre on the VO65's will be remodelled with more compact technology and with hardware that will run at a lower thermal level.
© Richard Gladwell
Chinese New Year - Volvo Ocean Race 2014/15
© The Ocean Race
Fleet haulout in Cape Town against the spectacular backdrop of Table Mountain - December 3, 2017
© The Ocean Race
Spectacular backdrops in Hong Kong - Volvo Ocean Race In Port - February 7, 2018
© Pedro Martinez / Volvo Ocean Race
In Port Race - Guangzhou, China - Volvo Ocean Race - February 3, 2018
© Pedro Martinez / Volvo Ocean Race
Simeon Tienpont - Team AkzoNobel - February 7, 2018
© Richard Edwards / Volvo Ocean Race
Up to eight VO65's could compete in The Ocean Race - In Port Race, Cape Town - Volvo Ocean Race, December 7, 2017
© Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race