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All the sails are moving to the front on board Turn the Tide on Plastic today, Saturday 26 May
#VOR - The leading boats in the Volvo Ocean Race have left yesterday’s record-breaking conditions in their wake as they bump into a ridge of high pressure that is beginning to slow their progress towards the finish in Cardiff, via…
Team AkzoNobel has been powered up and flying along for the past 24 hours
#VOR - Team AkzoNobel set a new record for the greatest distance sailed in 24 hours in the history of the Volvo Ocean Race today (Friday 25 May), eclipsing the previous mark and smashing past the 600-mile barrier as they…
Day 4 of Leg 9 on board Turn the Tide on Plastic, with Liz Wardley and Lucass Chapman under water at the bow during a peeling J1 to J2
#VOR - The Volvo Ocean Race teams looked set to threaten the 24-hour distance record for the Volvo Ocean 65 class on Thursday (24 May) after hooking onto a classic North Atlantic depression. After a short respite from the wet…
Carlo Huisman at the pedestal of Team Brunel on Day 2 of Leg 9 from Newport to Cardiff
#VOR - The Volvo Ocean Race fleet was beginning to converge again on Wednesday (23 May) as the Leg 9 sprint across the Atlantic continued at pace. A split of almost 300 miles had opened up early in the 3,300-mile…
Day 3 of Leg 9 on board Team AkzoNobel, surfing the waves and flying along at 25 knots as one of the southern group in the split fleet
#VOR - Skipper Bouwe Bekking and his Team Brunel lead a southerly group of four boats who are taking advantage of stronger winds to open up an advantage as a split develops in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet bound for…
Horace grinding hard a few hours after the start on board Dongfeng Race Team, Sunday 20 May
#VOR - Dongfeng Race Team has had a successful first night at sea on Leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race, building a 20-mile lead over arch rivals and overall race leader MAPFRE. A split has already developed, with Dongfeng…
While currently third 12 hours into Leg 9, Team Brunel took the lead at the start
#VOR - Team Brunel accomplished its first goal on Sunday afternoon, taking the early lead on Leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Newport, Rhode Island to Cardiff, Wales — though their advantage was fleeting, with Dongfeng Race Team…
Team Brunel Takes Wire-To-Wire Win Newport Inshore Race
#VOR - Bouwe Bekking’s Team Brunel sailed a perfect race in Newport, Rhode Island this afternoon (Saturday 19 May) — winning the start, edging into a lead over the Volvo Ocean Race fleet and extending away for a convincing victory…
Home team Vestas 11th Hour Racing getting in some practice with In-Port Race Series leaders MAPFRE in Newport on Wednesday 16 May
#VOR - After returning to the northern hemisphere with nearly 40,000 nautical miles in their wake, the sailors in the Volvo Ocean Race will shift gears to inshore racing with a focus on today’s Gurney’s Resorts In-Port Race Newport. In…
‘I Thought I Had Broken A Rib’: Annalise Murphy Talks Perilous Side Of Volvo Ocean Race
#VOR - The big news this week was Annalise Murphy’s decision to ditch the Laser Radial for the new challenge of the 49er FX in her Tokyo 2020 campaign later this year. But the more pressing matter for Annalise is…
Celebrations on the deck of surprise Leg 8 winners MAPFRE
#VOR - The Spanish team MAPFRE stunned the Volvo Ocean Race fleet on Tuesday morning (8 May) by stealing a win in Leg 8 with a shocking come-from-behind victory into Newport, Rhode Island. Twenty-four hours before, with just 300 miles…
Turn the Tide on Plastic catches the returning breeze on Monday 7 May
#VOR - Team Brunel were on the brink of Leg 8 victory today (Monday 7 May) as they led the seven-strong Volvo Ocean Race fleet towards Newport, Rhode Island with a 14-mile advantage. The Dutch crew, skippered by esteemed round-the-world…
Team Brunel maintain the lead - but the gap to second-placed Dongfeng is only eight nautical miles
#VOR - The Volvo Ocean Race teams were preparing to gybe today (Sunday 6 May) and begin the final run into the Leg 8 finish in Newport, Rhode Island. Team Brunel continue to hold the lead although Bouwe Bekking’s team…
Henry Bomby in the neverending shower on board Turn the Tide on Plastic yesterday
#VOR - Less than 1,000 miles separate the leading Volvo Ocean Race boats from the finish line in Newport, Rhode Island, as Leg 8 heads towards an action-packed conclusion. Charles Caudrelier’s Dongfeng Race Team, the overall race leader, has spent the…
Day 12 of Leg 8 on board Dongfeng Race Team, Thursday 3 May
#VOR - Bouwe Bekking’s Team Brunel continues to lead the Volvo Ocean Race fleet towards the Leg 8 finish in Newport, Rhode Island as the teams enter the final 1,500 miles. Bekking’s Dutch-flagged crew jumped into the top spot on…
Sargassum on the rail on board Turn the Tide on Plastic, Tuesday 1 May
#VOR - The Volvo Ocean Race teams were enjoying full-speed trade wind sailing on Wednesday (2 May) as they knocked off the miles to the Leg 8 finish in Newport, Rhode Island. Stage leaders Team Brunel continue to set the…

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