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Puma's Volvo 70 - 'il mostro' - for sale! By Marine Business-World.com, 4:36 PM Thu 20 Oct 2011
PUMA's il mostro is being auctioned off to the highest bidder. The auction started on September 30 and concluding on October 30, we will accept bids for one of the fastest VOR boats in the world. Puma's il mostro is the perfect platform for a racing owner wishing to compete in offshore racing both under handicap and as a course record breaker. Auction ends October 30th 2011 ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race Legends: Caviar, Cocktails and Central Heating By Volvo Ocean Race Media, 7:39 PM Tue 17 Aug 2010
Englishman Butch Dalrymple-Smith was a crewmember aboard the Mexican entry, Sayula II, the winner of the very first Whitbread in 1973-74. In the Volvo Ocean Race's 'Legends Look Back' series ahead of next year's first official reunion in Alicante, Butch remembers the good and bad. 'After each day’s six-hour watch, those coming off the deck would be handed a rum tonic or a vodka or gin... ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race announce Legends Regatta covering all editions By Volvo Ocean Race Media, 11:00 PM Mon 5 Jul 2010
Following the announcement of the Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta. With around 2000 sailors having sailed in the 10 editions of what is now the Volvo Ocean Race, it's inevitable that there have been plenty of behind-the-scenes stories and shenanigans aboard the boats and in port, that haven't made it to the public domain. ...[more]

Stu Bannatyne joins CAMPER/Emirates Team NZ for Volvo Ocean Race By Emirates Team NZ/Camper, 2:36 PM Fri 7 May 2010
CAMPER announced today the appointment of Stuart Bannatyne as a watch captain for its Volvo Ocean Race project. Bannatyne has raced around the world five times, most recently in the 2008-09 VOR on board the winning yacht Ericsson 4. The CAMPER campaign for the 2011-2012 round-the-world race is being run by Emirates Team New Zealand. The race starts from Alicante, Spain, in October 2011 and ...[more]

Second's out for PUMA's Ken Read in Volvo Ocean Race + Video (x2) By Cameron Kelleher, 7:20 PM Tue 4 May 2010
'The goal is to build a team not only of great sailors but of friends. I think people perform better when they enjoy what they do...' For a man with more medals in his locker than a green beret, having to settle for the second step of the podium at the end of a gruelling 2008-09 race was unfamiliar territory for Ken Read. Read’s PUMA Ocean Racing finished behind Torben Grael’s Ericsson 4 ...[more]

Puma announces core team for Volvo Ocean Race By Puma Racing Media, 10:50 PM Fri 30 Apr 2010
Today Ken Read, skipper of PUMA Ocean Racing, announced his core crew and management team for the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012. The team departs Alicante, Spain today to bring il mostro, PUMA Ocean Racing’s boat that secured a second place finish in the last Volvo Ocean Race, back to Newport, Rhode Island where the team will immediately start training for the next race. il mostro will serve ...[more]

Sports Consultancy secures 10 Host Ports for Volvo Ocean Race 2011–12 By The Sports Consultancy, 3:59 PM Mon 26 Apr 2010
Coinciding with the announcement of the full route for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 The Sports Consultancy, the bidding specialists appointed by Volvo Ocean Race to manage the competitive tender process, announces the successful completion of the agency’s brief to deliver what is, with over 80 initial bidders and 10 successful cities, believed to be the largest number of cities bidding... ...[more]

Nicholson and Minoprio named for Camper/ETNZ Volvo crew + Audio By Richard Gladwell and ETNZ Media, 2:10 PM Thu 22 Apr 2010
Emirates Team New Zealand has appointed Olympic and round-the- world yachtsman Chris Nicholson to skipper Camper’s entry in the 20 11-12 Volvo Ocean Race. Also at the announcement at Emirates Team New Zealand's Auckland base was World Match Racing Champion, Adam Minoprio, who was named as part of the crew. ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 – Schedule announced By Volvo Ocean Race, 1:34 AM Tue 20 Apr 2010
The course and dates for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 have been officially announced today. This edition of the race will see a new format for the racing programme in the host cities, including the start city of Alicante, Spain and finish city of Galway, Ireland. For the first time, the Volvo Ocean Race will finish with an In-Port race in Galway. ...[more]

Auckland, the City of Sails, to host Volvo Ocean Race for eighth time By Volvo Ocean Race Media, 6:36 PM Wed 31 Mar 2010
Auckland, New Zealand, is back in the Volvo Ocean Race after a gap of 10 years. The city, which has fielded some of the world’s best sailors in the Volvo Ocean Race, last hosted the event in 2001-02. It will stage the leg four finish from Sanya in China and the start of leg five, which will take the fleet into the Southern Ocean once again, round the infamous Cape Horn and up to a finish in Itaj ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race announcement: Live from Auckland + full Audio By Richard Gladwell, 2:26 PM Wed 31 Mar 2010
Sail-World is coming to you live from the Viaduct Basin ahead of the announcement of the Auckland stopover for the Volvo Ocean Race. We hope to present a live commentary on what is happening. ...[more]

NZ Government announces funding for Volvo Ocean Race stopover By beehive.govt.nz and Sail-World.com, 7:42 PM Fri 26 Mar 2010
The New Zealand Government seems to have finally realised that there is a bidding, or rather stopover announcement process underway for the 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race. Eight venues have already been announced in the nine leg race. Today the NZ Government announced that it was kicking in with NZD1.5million (UKP750,000) for a stopover in Auckland. ...[more]

Twin town named as Volvo Ocean Race finish venue By Volvo Ocean Race media, 5:34 AM Thu 11 Mar 2010
Following the huge success in Galway when it was the finish of the transatlantic leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09, Ireland, will again feature in the new route for 2011-12. The fleet will race from Lorient in France back to Galway on Ireland'?s west coast. ...[more]

Lisbon, Portugal next stopover announced in Volvo Ocean Race By Volvo Ocean Race Media, 8:07 AM Tue 2 Mar 2010
After a fierce bidding process, Lisbon has been chosen as the first of the European ports for the Volvo Ocean Race, starting from Alicante in the autumn of 2011. Lisbon, located in the west of Portugal, at the point where the river Tagus flows into the Atlantic Ocean, will be the finish of the transatlantic leg of the race during the summer of 2012. It will be the first time that this histori ...[more]

Grant Dalton sees light in AC gloom and pulls out of Volvo Ocean Race By Greg Ford - Sunday Star Times, , 3:51 PM Sat 6 Feb 2010
Grant Dalton has ended months of speculation by confirming Emirates Team New Zealand will not compete in the next Volvo round the world ocean race, scuppering any chance of Auckland becoming a stopover. ...[more]

Puma Ocean Racing wins European Sponsorship Award By PUMA Ocean Racing Media, 4:39 PM Thu 26 Nov 2009
Puma announce they have received the European Sponsorship Award for the best International Sponsor campaign for their effort during the Volvo Ocean Race. Puma was short-listed for two categories; business to consumer and international. ...[more]

AYRE Challenge moves from America's Cup to Volvo Ocean Race project By Ayre Challenge media, 9:55 AM Tue 24 Nov 2009
AYRE Challenge presented today in Denia its project to take part in the next three editions of the Volvo Ocean Race, all of which will start in the Spanish port of Alicante. The presentation of this 10-year-long project and milestone in Spanish yacht racing took place in Denia, a city that has strong ties with AYRE Challenge. ...[more]

French sailing icons make long term commitment to the Volvo Ocean Race By Volvo Ocean Race Media, 6:22 AM Wed 4 Nov 2009
Groupama Insurance Group confirmed today that it will enter the next two editions of the Volvo Ocean Race with its long term French skipper, Franck Cammas, a commitment that will last until 2015. The chosen designer for Groupama’s new boat is Argentinean Juan Kouyoumdjian, the designer of the winning boats in the last two editions of the Volvo Ocean Race. ...[more]

Ericsson decides not to enter the next edition of the Volvo Ocean Race By Ericsson Media, 1:06 PM Wed 23 Sep 2009
Winner of the 2008/09 Volvo Ocean Race, Ericsson has decided to hang up their seaboots: Ericsson first entered the Volvo Ocean Race in April 2005, but now its journey has drawn to a close. The team’s victory in the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-2009 is the perfect closing chapter to the company’s involvement in the globe-girdling race. Ericsson has decided not to participate in the 2011-12 edition. ...[more]

Three months later, Martin Krite reflects on the Volvo Ocean Race By Volvo Ocean Race Media, 1:02 PM Wed 23 Sep 2009
Martin Krite, bowman on board Ericsson 3 reflects on the race, three months later: To sail the Volvo Ocean Race was I dream I have had since I was a kid. To live your dream is a privilege that not many people get to do, but I was fortunate to get the opportunity. It was an adventure beyond the usual where I pushed myself to the utmost limits, both physically and mentally, time and time again. ...[more]

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