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The Ocean Race: Offshore Team Germany to take on Fastnet Race fully-crewed

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A brand-new German ocean racing team aiming to compete in the next edition of The Ocean Race around the world in 2021-22 will race for the first time next weekend in the 605-mile Rolex Fastnet Race. The founders of Offshore Team Germany are hoping to rekindle the spirit of the legendary

Mirpuri Foundation announces return to The Ocean Race

The Ocean Race

The Mirpuri Foundation has announced that it will soon be ‘Racing For The Planet’, as it confirms both its environmental message and the name of its new VO65 racing yacht for the next edition of The Ocean Race, beginning in 2021. Through the ‘Turn the Tide on Plastic’ campaign in the

Vendee Globe skipper Boris Herrmann also registers for The Ocean Race

Vendee Globe skipper Boris Hermann also registers for The Ocean Race

German ocean racer Boris Herrmann has announced an audacious attempt to take on two major around the world races in the space of 12 months. The 38-year-old from Hamburg was already registered to take part in the single-handed Vendee Globe non-stop around the world race which is scheduled to start from

The Ocean Race: Tony Rae updates on Bianca Cook’s fledgling Kiwi campaign – Part 2

Part 2 of our exclusive interview with Whitbread and Volvo Ocean Race veteran Tony Rae on the progress of Bianca Cook’s Kiwi campaign to compete in the next edition of the Ocean Race in 2021. CLICK HERE TO READ PART 1 Although right now just Rae, Cook and her father Ian are

The Ocean Race: Tony Rae updates on Bianca Cook’s fledgling Kiwi campaign – Part 1

The Ocean Race: Tony Rae updates on Bianca Cook’s fledgling Kiwi campaign – Part 1

When 29-year-old New Zealand yachtswoman Bianca Cook announced in March this year that she planned to lead a Kiwi VO65 team in the 2021 edition of the Ocean Race around the world she also revealed that she had secured the services of six-time Ocean Race competitor Tony Rae to run

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

Yacht Racing 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

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