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Ericsson Racing first monohull to finish Gotland By Annabel Merrison, 3:05 PM Wed 5 Jul 2006
The Ericsson Racing Team was the first monohull to cross the finish line today in the Eurocard Round Gotland Race, Sweden, confirming her status as the fastest monohull entry. Under the leadership of Neal McDonald (GBR), she competed with many of the race crew who sailed the Volvo Ocean Race on her, together with Technical Director Magnus Olsson (SWE) and corporate guests. Ericsson completed the race in 41 hours, 5 minutes and 40 seconds, taking line honours in her class. ...[more]

Ericsson RT analysing options for next edition By Annabel Merrison, 6:25 AM Thu 29 Jun 2006
The Ericsson Racing Team concluded its participation in the Volvo Ocean Race 2005-06 in Gothenburg on Saturday 17 June, with a fifth place in the overall ranking. ...[more]

Where is Brunel? Owner says reports wrong By Rob Kothe, 6:30 PM Fri 23 Jun 2006
Owner Matt Allen refutes reports on the Belgian website Club Racer which detailed the arrival at Gothenburg the Volvo Open 70 Premier Challenge, which alleged that despite a contract with Brunel, the Premier Challenge boat ‘did a runner within a half hour’, breaking a contract with the Dutch sponsors and having been spirited away, was sighted around various parts of Europe. ...[more]

Alicante (ESP) to host 2008/09 Volvo Race Start By Volvo Ocean Race Media, 8:58 PM Wed 21 Jun 2006
The Volvo Ocean Race confirmed today that the port of Alicante will host the start of the 2008-09 race. The right to host the start includes a Spanish entry in the race and mirrors the proven model of the 2005-06 race where the start port of Vigo, Spain was coupled with the movistar entry in the event supported by the region of Galicia. ...[more]

Curtains close on Volvo Ocean Race 2005-06 By Sacha Oswald, Volvo OR Media, 9:11 AM Wed 21 Jun 2006
With the conclusion of the Volvo Ocean Race 2005-06 over the weekend of the 17 June witnessed by 120,000 people in Göteborg, Sweden, the winners came together in the presence of HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and HRH Crown Princess Victoria to accept their trophies. ...[more]

Paul Cayard reflects on Pirate's Volvo 2005 By Paul Cayard, Gothenborg, SWE , 8:21 AM Wed 21 Jun 2006
An act of Piracy was committed on the waters off Gothenborg Sweden around mid day on June 17th. As good Pirates would, and should, we stole first place on Leg 9 from ABN2, just 20 miles from the finish line. And what a treasure to steal! It was the biggest leg finish of the whole race, in every sense. ...[more]

Boatmail: The Last Waltz for the VOR 2005/06 By Various onboard VOR Scribes, At sea , 8:21 AM Mon 19 Jun 2006
In the final stages of this race we are once more left drifting around in little if no wind. It is a nervous time here on ABN AMRO TWO as we ghost through the water at the head of the fleet. We are all praying that we have enough breeze to carry us over the finish. Simeon (Tienpont) is up the rig looking for breeze, in fact for the first time in this race despite being a bowman. At 105 kilos it is no mean feat hauling his bulk up the thirty metre mast!! ...[more]

A final act of Piracy By Volvo Ocean Race, 8:14 AM Sun 18 Jun 2006
Paul Cayard was apologetic afterwards for his final act of Piracy, but his crew did what they had to do to win the final leg of the 2005/2006 Volvo Ocean Race, stealing away what would have been a fairytale final victory for ABN AMRO TWO. ...[more]

Ericsson Team concludes VOR in fifth place By Annabel Merrison, 7:58 AM Sun 18 Jun 2006
The Ericsson Racing Team arrived into Gothenburg in fifth place this evening, concluding leg nine of the Volvo Ocean Race. It was not the finish the team had dreamed of as it sailed into its home waters in Sweden, concluding an eventful and highly competitive circumnavigation. ...[more]

Game, set and match to ABN AMRO ONE By Sacha Oswald, 7:09 AM Sun 18 Jun 2006
Today, ABN AMRO ONE crossed the line in last place. But who cares? With a total of 96 points, the team has won the Volvo Ocean Race 2005-06 with two legs to spare, but it gives a certain piquancy that the team, which has been so dominant for so long, should come last in the last leg. ...[more]

Pirates win final leg of Volvo Ocean Race By Volvo, Gothenburg , 2:02 AM Sun 18 Jun 2006
At 13:44 GMT and six seconds, to the cheers of thousands of spectators lining the banks and hundreds of boast on the water, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Black Pearl, skippered by Paul Cayard crossed the final finish line of the Volvo Ocean Race 2005/2006 to take line honours for the first time in the event. They beat ABN AMRO TWO by just four minutes and 50 seconds. ...[more]

Volvo Race goes to three yearly format By Volvo, 7:33 PM Sat 17 Jun 2006
Months of speculation over the future outlook of the Volvo Ocean Race abruptly ended this morning when race organisers announced revolutionary changes to its route and four-year cycle ...[more]

The other ABN AMRO leads final leg By Volvo/Lizzie Green, 3:57 PM Sat 17 Jun 2006
With less than 50 miles to the finish, ABN AMRO TWO have managed to maintain their lead and are now 15 miles ahead of their rivals. They are currently making 9 knots of boat speed towards the Skagen gate off the northern most tip of Denmark ...[more]

Back in the party, thick fog and a working radar By Will Oxley, 7:44 AM Sat 17 Jun 2006
Navigator Will Oxley reports from Brunel on the last leg of the 2005-2006 Volvo Ocean Race. ‘Yesterday, while we were sailing upwind we were able to keep pace and compete with the fleet. Then this morning the breeze freed up, boats eased sheets and slowly but surely eased us from the party. Now with a wind shift we are back in the party! ...[more]

Cayard's Wet Weather Gear on eBay By Rachel Anning, 7:23 AM Sat 17 Jun 2006
I purchased Paul Cayard's spare set of foulies for my boyfriend but they were too big. Hence I've popped them on eBay. The Pirate Clothing Manager warned me that eBay may become addictive and she was right! I'm up to £56 at the minute and am glued to the screen! ...[more]

Last chance of glory for Volvo racers By Volvo, 2:50 AM Sat 17 Jun 2006
This is the last leg in the Volvo Ocean Race 2005-06 and therefore the last chance the teams have to improve on their overall standings. No team is leaving anything to fate in the last chance saloon ...[more]

Bowling along on final leg of Volvo OR By Sacha Oswald, 9:17 AM Fri 16 Jun 2006
The six boats racing in the final stage of the Volvo Ocean Race from Rotterdam in Holland, to the finish in Gothenburg, Sweden are bowling a long nicely upwind, doing 11 or 12 knots in eight knots of wind. ...[more]

Brunel and fleet in close company By Will Oxley, Brunel , 8:25 AM Fri 16 Jun 2006
Before the start most of the models suggested some time on starboard before a long board on port. However the breeze was a little more left early and most of the boats tacked quickly onto port. ...[more]

Ericsson off to a good start on VOR By Annabel Merrison, 4:13 AM Fri 16 Jun 2006
The last leg of the Volvo Ocean Race kicked off at 13.00 local time out in the North Sea, in 15 knots of northerly breeze. Ericsson took a good start, and the team seemed determined to stick to its original strategy - sail offshore on starboard tack - whilst all the other boats, except Pirates, opted for the opposite tactics. ...[more]

Brasil 1 leads Volvo fleet on final leg By Volvo, Rotterdam , 2:30 AM Fri 16 Jun 2006
Brasil 1 leads the Volvo fleet which is currently 19 miles south west of Den Helder in the North Sea. Leg nine, the final leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2005-06, got underway from Rotterdam this morning and the fleet is now beating up the coast of Holland at speeds of around 11 knots ...[more]

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