The Ocean Race

The Ocean Race

Ocean Health
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The Ocean Race and 11th Hour Racing have forged an historic partnership that brings sustainability initiatives to the heart of the race.

The Ocean Race brand launch in Alicante
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The Ocean Race revealed its new brand identity and confirmed two team entries during an online launch event hosted in Alicante, Spain.

The Ocean Race
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The Ocean Race, the crewed round the world race with stopovers raced for the first time on IMOCAs with foils, will start in Alicante in October 2021. With just over two and a half years to go to the start, the organisers and sailors are already busy preparing behind the scenes for this new event on the IMOCA calendar. We look at the state of play with Johan Salén, co-President of The Ocean Race, and with three IMOCA skippers, who are very tempted to take part in this adventure…

IMOCA class
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The IMOCA class held its annual general meeting on Tuesday 11th December in Paris. This gathering enabled the class to present its appraisal of what was a very positive 2018 season coming to a climax with an outstanding edition of the Route du Rhum, destination Guadeloupe.

Chris Nicholson and Nicolai Sehested
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Two months after completing the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race around the world in fourth place aboard team AkzoNobel, two key members of the squad have set their sights on competing in the next edition of the race in three years' time.  

Volvo Ocean Race
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The 2021-22 edition of the world’s premiere fully-crewed around the world race will feature two classes of boats, the IMOCA 60 and the VO65 class.

Thomas Snoek and Pieter van Leijen
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Sailors Thomas Snoek and Pieter van Leijen qualified for the Red Bull Foiling Generation World Final in front of a huge crowd at The Hague, who were also out to celebrate the Volvo Ocean Race's conclusion.

Turn the Tide on Plastic win sixth place overall with final In-Port Race comeback
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It took until the final In-Port Race, but Dee Caffari’s Turn the Tide on Plastic moved off the bottom of the race leaderboard on Saturday, after securing sixth place in the Volvo Ocean Race.

Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18
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The seven Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 teams are preparing for the very last start after more than eight months and 45,000 nautical miles of ocean racing. Today Saturday 30 June in The Hague the closing Brunel In-Port Race is on the programme. An emotional moment for the sailors, many of whom will race together for the last time after the long and intensive period as teammates.

Dongfeng Race Team wins the Volvo Ocean Race
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In the closest finish in race history, Dongfeng Race Team has won the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. Skipper Charles Caudrelier led his team to victory in the final leg of the race, a 970-mile sprint from Gothenburg, Sweden to The Hague.