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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 –

Campaign update: Will Harris – Figaro 3 Hive Energy

Campaign update: Will Harris – Figaro 3 Hive Energy

British sailor Will Harris has had a busy start to 2019. Since he moved to northern France a couple of months ago to take delivery of his brand-spanking new Bénéteau Figaro 3 Harris has been flat out getting the boat commissioned and branded in its Hive Energy livery – to

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

Video: Figaro 3 downwind training in France

Video: Figaro 3 downwind training in France

An interesting video featuring action from a French training session in the new Figaro 3 foiling one-design monohull ahead of the first event of the 2019 Figaro season – the double-handed Sardinha Cup scheduled to take place from March 26 to April 13. Good to see all of the crews –

Gitana Team part company with Ultim skipper Sébastien Josse

Gitana Team part company with Ultim skipper Sébastien Josse

The seven-year relationship between French offshore racing syndicate Gitana Team and their skipper Sébastien Josse has come to an end, the team has announced today. Gitana Team was founded in 2000 by French banker and businessman Baron Benjamin de Rothschild and since then has competed actively across a wide range of

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

Rudder damage ends Spindrift Racing RTW record attempt

Rudder damage ends Spindrift Racing RTW record attempt

Yann Guichard and his 11-man crew aboard the maxi trimaran Spindrift 2 are heading for Australia today after abandoning their around the world Jules Verne Trophy record attempt due to major damage to the giant multihull's starboard rudder. Guichard reported the bad news to the team's shore support at 1900 UTC

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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