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.
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 –
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
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
In the February 2019 episode of the World Sailing Show:
The Golden Globe – The race that changed the world
Fifty years ago the Sunday Times sponsored around the world race made history. Better known as the Golden Globe, the first ever solo, non-stop race around the world saw one man enter
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
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
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
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
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