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Mind over matter for the Chinese sailors onboard Dongfeng By Dongfeng Race Team, , 1:22 PM Thu 5 Jun 2014
More than 2,000 miles away from land, reality is dawning on Chinese sailors Horace, Wolf and Kong of what life could be like for the next 15 months if they are selected as part of the final race crew… ...[more]

Southern Spars appoint Rob Salthouse as Project Manager By Josh Impey, , 9:30 AM Thu 5 Jun 2014
Southern Spars has welcomed Rob Salthouse to their team in his preliminary role as Project Manager and assisting Project Manager Kevin Batten with his multiple projects. As part of his new role Salthouse will primarily help Kevin look after the Volvo 65 fleet for the upcoming 2014/2015 edition. ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Near collision with whale for Dongfeng By Dongfeng Race Team, , 4:57 AM Wed 4 Jun 2014
When crossing the Atlantic Ocean in a Volvo Ocean 65, it’s relatively easy to imagine the challenges you might face. Dealing with storms, exhaustion, seasickness and feeling cold, wet and hungry 24/7 are a given, but few of us actually imagine some of the less obvious dangers that are out there in the depths of this unpredictable ocean, including other life forms… ...[more]

Southern Spars appoint Rob Salthouse as Project Manager By Josh Impey, , 8:38 AM Tue 3 Jun 2014
Southern Spars has welcomed Rob Salthouse to their team in his preliminary role as Project Manager and assisting Project Manager Kevin Batten with his multiple projects. As part of his new role Salthouse will primarily help Kevin look after the Volvo 65 fleet for the upcoming 2014/2015 edition. ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Boat designed for racing or for torment? By Dongfeng Race Team, , 3:44 AM Tue 3 Jun 2014
From onboard reporter, Allan, who finds himself in at the deep end (literally): ‘Who in their right mind invented this crazy race?’ said Horace. I am thinking the same thing… Is this boat designed for racing or for torment? ...[more]

Oakley Capital to buy North Sails Europe -merge with Norths Sails USA By Sail-World Europe, , 9:50 PM Mon 2 Jun 2014
British investment group Oakley Capital has today announced, it has reached agreement to acquire North Sails Europe A/S and North Sails A/S (together 'North Sails Europe'), the exclusive licensee and distributor for North Sails’ sailing technology and products in Europe and New Zealand. ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race Team Brunel christened by TV host Humberto Tan By Diana Bogaards, , 1:30 PM Mon 2 Jun 2014
Dutch Radio and TV host Humberto Tan christened the Dutch Volvo Ocean 65 of Team Brunel. The event took place in front of the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ in Amsterdam, in the presence of a large audience of employees, sponsors and supporters. ...[more]

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing launches competition for inshore crew place By Melanie Germano, , 1:44 PM Sun 1 Jun 2014
For sailors the world over, there are few experiences higher on the ‘bucket list’ than the chance to be part of a Volvo Ocean Race team. And yet that’s exactly what Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) – the organization behind Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR), the emirate’s 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Race entry – is offering an aspiring ‘Ian Walker in the making.’ ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Dongfeng feeling the 'need for speed' + Video By Dongfeng Race Team, , 7:50 AM Sun 1 Jun 2014
Just 24 hours into the transatlantic crossing, the Dongfeng Race Team are settling into their 24/7 routine on board the Volvo Ocean 65 Dongfeng. A departure in light winds, Dongfeng is now sailing at around 20 knots of boat speed. ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng sets sail on first transatlantic crossing By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:38 AM Sat 31 May 2014
From Rhode Island to Lorient, France, for the Chinese Sailors onboard Dongfeng this will be their greatest offshore test to date and will bring skipper Charles Caudrelier one step closer to selecting his final race crew for the Volvo Ocean Race. ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Big test for Team Alvimedica with Kiwi coach By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:13 AM Fri 30 May 2014
Team Alvimedica set sail for the biggest test yet for the young crew when they leave Lisbon on Friday, bound for Newport, Rhode Island across the Atlantic in preparation for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. They are the new kids on the block in the biggest offshore challenge in sailing but are already soaking up experience thanks to a mentoring scheme put in place by team management. ...[more]

Time holandês da Volvo Ocean Race escolhe novatos para regata By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:19 AM Thu 29 May 2014
Comunicado de imprensa emitido em nome do Team Brunel: Equipe de Bouwe Bekking anuncia mais dois tripulantes para a Volvo Ocean Race. Depois de quatro meses de treinamento intensivo, o Team Brunel anunciou mais dois tripulantes para a disputa da Volvo Ocean Race. ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel announces two more crew + Video By Anita van Oeveren, , 12:36 AM Thu 29 May 2014
Following four months of intensive training, Team Brunel skipper Bouwe Bekking announced two more crew this Monday during a private event in The Netherlands. According to the race rules, every team shall include two sailors under the age of 30 onboard and Bekking has chosen 25-year old Louis Balcaen (BEL) and 27-year old Rokas Milevicius (LIT) to cover these two spots. ...[more]

Dongfeng Race Team training before set sail on transatlantic test By Dongfeng Race Team, , 1:29 PM Wed 28 May 2014
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race - ‘Dongfeng’ safely arrived in the USA one week ago, thanks to ‘Maersk Line’, the team’s new Official Shipping Partner. She has since been re-assembled and prepared in Newport, Rhode Island, one of the 10 stops in the Volvo Ocean Race next year and is now ready for the gruelling journey ahead. ...[more]

2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race - Change of plan on Transatlantic Day 12 By Team SCA, , 9:58 PM Tue 27 May 2014
The complex nature of sailing as a sport is one of many reasons why we love it. There are always challenges to accept as we have seen these last twelve days, both physical and mental. ...[more]

Portuguese Mayor throws town’s support behind Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, , 10:51 PM Thu 22 May 2014
Carlos Carreiras, the mayor of Cascais – the Portuguese town which is currently the training base of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR), 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race – recently toured the team’s Azzam Volvo Ocean 65 yacht and pledged his town’s support for the UAE entry. ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica estrena con Paul Cayard By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:23 AM Thu 22 May 2014
El joven equipo de Team Alvimedica ha comenzado con el legendario regatista estadounidense Paul Cayard un innovador programa de entrenamiento con veteranos de la Volvo Ocean Race para llegar a su máximo nivel competitivo cuando comience la próxima edición de la vuelta al mundo a vela el 4 de octubre en Alicante. ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Making up the experience gap By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:40 PM Wed 21 May 2014
Team Alvimedica’s young guns challenging for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 are already making up the experience gap with innovative solutions to make them as competitive as possible before the starter’s gun sounds in October. ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Five boats have clocked 30,000 nautical miles By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:06 AM Tue 20 May 2014
Five Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 boats have already covered nearly 30,000 nautical miles in their pre-event preparations giving both teams and event organisers the opportunity to test equipment and crews on land and sea. The training runs have visited seven ports in the United States, China, Portugal, Spain (Lanzarote) and the United Kingdom so far ahead of the race start in October this year. ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race - They call him Johnny and he's made by sailing By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:44 AM Sun 11 May 2014
Meet Gerd-Jan Poortman – call him Johnny. Aged 38, he has a girlfriend and two young children. He has been sailing since he was a kid, and is now gearing up for the Volvo Ocean Race with Team Brunel. His daily routine is tough, but in a life made by sailing it's just another day at the office. ...[more]

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