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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 Ocean Race aims for equal number of men and women
The ambitious 2030 target is part of a new collaboration called Horizon
Posted on 26 May
The Ocean Race: Extreme 'On-Board Reporters'
IMOCA and The Ocean Race shine a spotlight on the OBRs
Posted on 25 May
The Ocean Race Summit Stockholm
Pushing for protection of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean
Posted on 23 May
GUYOT environnement - Team Europe enters TOR
Confirmed as fourth IMOCA entry for The Ocean Race
Posted on 20 May
Ulysse Nardin launches The Ocean Race DIVER
Largely composed of recycled fishing nets
Posted on 17 May
Team Malizia announces sailors for The Ocean Race
Spreading the message "A Race We Must Win. Climate Action Now!"
Posted on 2 May
Bouttell joins Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy
The crew includes Stu Bannatyne, a 4-time winner of the Volvo Ocean Race as well as Alex Gough
Posted on 29 Apr
'NextGen' to compete in The Ocean Race 2022-23
The team owned by Sailing Holland is back in The Ocean Race
Posted on 28 Apr
The French Connection Series part 3
When Olympic and America's Cup sailors take on the round-the-world adventure
Posted on 15 Apr
The French Connection Series part 2
The incredible technological laboratory
Posted on 29 Mar
Ocean rights take centre stage in Monaco
The Ocean Race asks if we can make the ocean an international legal entity
Posted on 26 Mar
The Ocean Race Summit Seychelles
Calling on the world to unite to protect the ocean
Posted on 21 Mar
The Ocean Race Summit set to explore ocean rights
A high-level Summit featuring heads of state, ministers and ocean advocates in the Seychelles
Posted on 12 Mar
The French Connection Series part 1
Pioneers of the crewed round the world race
Posted on 11 Mar
The Ocean Race: What's going on - Parts 1 and 2
The Ocean Race's Niall Myant-Best updates on The Ocean Race which starts in less than 12 months.
Posted on 3 Mar
Throwing it back at St. Maarten Heineken Regatta
The Volvo Ocean Race 'legends' fleet of VO65s and VO70s will be lining up for a rematch
Posted on 17 Feb
French President supports Relay4Nature
The Ocean Race's initiative at the One Ocean Summit
Posted on 12 Feb
The Ocean Race: Kiwis out, VO65 on market
COVID-19 and Auckland Stopover withdrawal see New Zealand Ocean Racing exit TOR 22/23
Posted on 9 Feb
The Ocean Race and UNESCO IOC join hands
The partnership hopes to contribute to global ocean action.
Posted on 9 Feb
The Ocean Race connects with the One Ocean Summit
Relay4Nature arrives in Brest, Brittany, ahead of the milestone event
Posted on 9 Feb
The Ocean Race teams up with Acronis
Providing innovative cyber protection for The Ocean Race's business infrastructure
Posted on 20 Jan
The Ocean Race - One year to go!
Leg one of The Ocean Race 2022-23 will start on January 15, 2023
Posted on 16 Jan
The Ocean Race announces Official Timing Partner
The countdown is on and Ulysse Nardin will be responsible for all race timings
Posted on 14 Jan
Martine Grael awarded the Magnus Olsson Prize
The two time Olympic champion is one of the best skiff-sailors in the world
Posted on 31 Dec 2021
The Ocean Race 2022-23 stopover dates announced
Dates for all eight stopovers, as well as a new Fly-By past Kiel, Germany, have now been confirmed
Posted on 20 Dec 2021
The Ocean Race discovers microfibres are rife
European study finds that Baltic Sea has the highest levels
Posted on 15 Dec 2021
Start date confirmed for The Ocean Race 2022-23
Two race fleets will assemble in Alicante, the Spanish home of the Race
Posted on 24 Nov 2021
The Ocean Race is in the Race to Zero
Joining hundreds of leading sports organisations
Posted on 20 Nov 2021
The Ocean Race: Two stopovers dropped
The next edition of The Ocean Race will feature the longest Southern Ocean leg in its history.
Posted on 4 Nov 2021
Relay4Nature arrives in Glasgow
For global climate conference COP26
Posted on 1 Nov 2021
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Viva Mexico in The Ocean Race Europe
© Jen Edney / Viva Mexico / The Ocean Race
Dee Caffari, two-time competitor of The Ocean Race and Chair of the World Sailing Trust
© Beau Outteridge
All-female crew Team SCA
© Rick Tomlinson / Team SCA /  Volvo AB
The Ocean Race: Extreme 'On-Board Reporters'
© Martin Keruzoré / Volvo AB
Racing through the Southern Ocean
© Hamish Hooper / CAMPER ETNZ / Volvo AB
Never easy to capture wind, speed and waves at sea. Unless you're as good as Thierry...
© Thierry Martinez / www.thmartinez.com
Peters & May Round Antigua Race 2022: Raimundas Siugzdinis' VO 65 Ambersail2
© Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com
Peters & May Round Antigua Race 2022: VO 65 Ambersail shortly after the start from Fort Charlotte above the Pillars of Hercules
© Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com
Alex Gough
© Konrad Frost / Volvo Ocean Race
Jack Bouttell
© Marc Bow
Jack Bouttell
© Mirpuri Foundation
Olly Young
© Marc Bow / Volvo Ocean Race
Mariana Lobato
© Robin Christol
Stu Bannatyne
© Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica
Racing for the Planet
© Mirpuri Foundation
Willy Altadil
© Mirpuri Foundation
Rob Bunce
© Marc Bow / Volvo Ocean Race
Racing for the Planet
© Mirpuri Foundation
Sailing Team NextGen
© Brend Schuil
November 01,2014. Leg 1 onboard MAPFRE. Michel Desjoyeaux just after taking out the fishing net from the rudder
© Francisco Vignale / Volvo AB
Leg 4, Melbourne to Hong Kong, day 07 on board Dongfeng. French gang onboard.
© Martin Keruzore / Volvo AB
Leg 3, Cape Town to Melbourne, day 03, on board Dongfeng.
© Martin Keruzore / Volvo AB
Leg 4, Melbourne to Hong Kong, day 07 on board Dongfeng. French discussion between Jeremie Beyou and Kevin Escoffier.
© Martin Keruzore / Volvo AB
Leg 3, Cape Town to Melbourne, day 14, on board Dongfeng. Black managing the pit under the waterfall.
© Martin Keruzore / Volvo AB
Leg 4, Melbourne to Hong Kong, day 18 on board Dongfeng.
© Martin Keruzore / Volvo AB
Two great competitors - Dee Caffari and Shirley Robertson will join forces for the race
© Vertigo Films / Tim Butt
Muckle Flugga from on board Team SCA
© Dee Caffari / Team SCA
Double Olympic gold medallist Shirley Robertson will be racing round her native Scotland for the first time during the race
© Vertigo Films / Tim Butt
Team SCA competed in 2014 and set a new record of 4 days 21 hrs 00 mins 39 secs
© Team SCA
2001-02 Whitbread Round the World entry Assa Abloy with French crew member Sidney Gavignet at the helm
© Thierry Martinez / Volvo AB