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The Ocean Race reveals new branding and two new VO65 campaigns

The Ocean Race reveals new branding and two new VO65 campaigns

Two new VO65 campaigns for the 2021 edition of The Ocean Race around the world have been revealed at a live telecast from the race’s headquarters in Alicante, Spain today. First up, Portuguese businessman Paulo Mirpuri announced that the Mirpuri Foundation would be backing a VO65 campaign in the next race.

What does it take to be a boat captain in The Ocean Race?

What does it take to be a boat captain in The Ocean Race?

For most sailors competing in The Ocean Race (formerly the Volvo Ocean Race) keeping their mind and bodies intact as they race point-to-point around the world for eight gruelling months is a big enough challenge to deal with. However for one crew member on each boat – the boat captain –

Paul Meilhat sets sights on ocean racing triple crown

Paul Meilhat sets sights on ocean racing triple crown

French ocean racing skipper Paul Meilhat is clearly not someone who lets things get him down. Neither is the affable 36-year old by any means short on ambition. Despite his four-year IMOCA 60 sponsorship with French insurance company SMA coming to a close at the end of 2018, the irrepressible Frenchman

Cammas eyes return to The Ocean Race three editions after rookie victory

Cammas eyes return to The Ocean Race three editions after rookie victory

In 2012 French yachtsman Franck Cammas became the first skipper to win the Volvo Ocean Race at his very first attempt when he led the Groupama sailing team to a comprehensive victory in the round the world yacht race. Cammas’ winning margin was such that when the Groupama crew arrived first

Podcast Episode 6 – The Ocean Race Update

Podcast Episode 6 – The Ocean Race Update

On the latest episode of the Yacht Racing Podcast host Justin Chisholm gets an update on what’s been going on behind the scenes at The Ocean Race – the fully crewed around the world race formerly called the Volvo Ocean Race – from Ocean Race executive director Richard Mason; IMOCA 60

Richard Mason: “Plans for 2021 Ocean Race start are in full swing”

Richard Mason: "Plans for 2021 Ocean Race start are in full swing"

Preparations for the 2021 edition of the Ocean Race – the new name for the fully crewed around-the-world race formerly known as the Volvo Ocean Race) – are in full swing according to Richard Mason, the race’s executive director. Speaking on a soon to be released episode of The Yacht Racing

Xabi Fernández plans Spanish campaign for The Ocean Race

Xabi Fernandez plans Spanish campaign for The Ocean Race

Some good news for Spanish Volvo Ocean Race fans – one of the country’s most popular sailors – Olympic 49er gold and silver medal-winner Xabi Fernández – believes there are good odds that he will lead a Spanish challenge in the 2021 edition of the round-the-world marathon, now known as The Ocean

Forensic performance analysis in the Volvo Ocean Race

Forensic performance analysis in the Volvo Ocean Race

Yacht Racing Life editor Justin Chisholm talks to team AkzoNobel performance analyst Rosco Monson about this highly specialised role with the Dutch team in the last Volvo Ocean Race.  The fact that the last two Volvo Ocean Races took place in identical 65-foot one-design boats made for two of the hardest

Podcast Episode 5 – Ian Walker

Yacht Racing Podcast Episode 5 – Ian Walker

Justin Chisholm's guest on the latest episode of the Yacht Racing Podcast is British Olympian and ocean race skipper, Ian Walker. Walker has had a broad and illustrious career in professional sailing having won two Olympic silver medals – one as crew and one as helmsman – and having skippered Abu

Thomas Ruyant builds new boat for Vendée Globe & The Ocean Race

Thomas Ruyant building new boat for Vendée Globe & The Ocean Race

French solo offshore racing sailor Thomas Ruyant has confirmed he is building new foiling IMOCA 60 scheduled to be launched in July next year. Ruyant, 37, from Malo-Les-Bains on the north coast of France intends to compete in the 2020 Vendée Globe after which he says the boat will be reconfigured

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