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Liz Wardley on fighting ocean microplastic pollution

Liz Wardley 11th Hour Racing

The sheer extent of microplastic pollution in the world’s oceans has been making global headlines. What you may not know is that a lot of the raw data behind the headlines was provided by one extremely busy woman. Google “microplastic pollution” and you’ll be served up a dire litany of deeply-concerning

Daryl Wislang on the Volvo Ocean Race

Daryl Wislang on the Volvo Ocean Race

New Zealand ocean racer Daryl Wislang has an exceptional track record over the last four editions of the Volvo Ocean Race. He followed up his third place in 2008-09 on Telefonica Blue with a second place in 2011-12 on Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand and then back to back

Bruno Dubois on IMOCA & Volvo Ocean Race

Bruno Dubois on IMOCA & Volvo Ocean Race.

Bruno Dubois has an enviable track record in yacht racing both on and off the water with a Mini Transat win to his name along with world and European title victories in the Farr 45 class. He was the skipper of French entry Rucanor Sport in the 1989-90 Whitbread Round

Michel Desjoyeaux on merging IMOCA & Volvo Ocean Race

Michel Desjoyeaux on merging IMOCA & Volvo Ocean Race.

As the only two-time winner of the Vendee Globe singlehanded around the world race and having earned the nickname The Professor for knowledge and expertise in ocean racing and the IMOCA 60 class in particular, when Frenchman Michel Desjoyeaux speaks – as he did during a panel discussion on the

Richard Mason on the Volvo Ocean Race

Richard Mason on the Volvo Ocean Race.

Since the spectacular conclusion of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race in the Hague in June and the announcement of a change of ownership from the Volvo organization to sports management company Atlant Ocean Racing, not much has been heard from the race headquarters in Alicante, Spain. So it was good to

Analysis of ‘Volvo Ocean Race’ NOR

Analysis of 'Volvo Ocean Race' 2021 Notice of Race.

The organisers of the next edition of the round the world yacht race formally known as the Volvo Ocean Race recently released to potential teams a preliminary Notice of Race for the next edition which is scheduled to start at the end of 2021. Having carefully analysed the document we have

Sehested & Nicholson plan 2021 Volvo Ocean Race campaign

Sehested & Nicholson plan 2021 Volvo Ocean Race campaign

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. Nicolai Sehested from Denmark and Chris Nicholson from Australia have

Volvo Ocean Race: As tough and prestigious as ever 45 years on

Volvo Ocean Race: As tough and prestigious as ever 45 years on

From its original manifestation 45 years ago, when on 8 September 1973, 19 boats crossed the start line on a foggy British morning at the beginning of the first Whitbread Race around the world, to the spectacularly close finish in The Hague this year of the hard-fought 2017-18 edition – the Volvo Ocean Race

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