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IMOCA and The Ocean Race – worlds merging or colliding?

IMOCA and The Ocean Race – merging or colliding?

After The Ocean Race staged an IMOCA charm offensive in Paris last week, Yacht Racing Life editor Justin Chisholm takes a look at how well the two around-the-world-race superpowers are getting along.  On the face of it the burgeoning relationship between ocean racing’s two major professional around the world race organisers

Rumoured around the world race teams

There are already plenty of rumours circulating around the professional sailing world about who might be on the Volvo Ocean Race start line in Alicante, Spain in 2021.

Although the start of the next edition of the fully-crewed around the world race formerly known as the Volvo Ocean race is still almost three years away there are already plenty of rumours circulating around the professional sailing world about who might be on the start line in Alicante, Spain

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

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