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    Olympic champion Blair Tuke joins MAPFRE in the Volvo Ocean Race

    New Zealand's Blair Tuke is joining MAPFRE in the Volvo Ocean Race in 2017-18, and could become the first sailor in history to win the 'Triple Crown' of an Olympic gold medal, the America's Cup and the Volvo Ocean Race. At the age of just 27, the Kiwi is already one of the most decorated sailors in the world – and joins the Spanish campaign fresh from New Zealand's victory in the

    Published 10:37 on 14 Jul 2017

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    Britain’s Dee Caffari will lead 'Turn the Tide on Plastic' – a mixed youth focused team with a strong sustainability message

    Caffari's campaign, already backed by the Mirpuri Foundation and Ocean Family Foundation, is dedicated to the issue of ocean health. Britain's Dee Caffari will lead 'Turn the Tide on Plastic' – a mixed, youth focused team with a strong sustainability message in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. Her campaign, already backed by the Mirpuri Foundation and Ocean Family Foundation, is dedicated to the issue of ocean health.

    Published 08:06 on 14 Jun 2017

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    A new addition to the North Sail inventory for the Volvo Ocean 65 racing machines

    Their sails have powered eight our of nine Volvo Ocean Race winners since 1989 - here are 9 things you should know about the bespoke sails designed and manufactured by North Sails for the Volvo Ocean Race Their sails have powered eight out of nine Volvo Ocean Race winners since 1989-90, with Steinlager 2. Here's everything you need to know about North Sails' sails. 1 ) They're not

    Published 13:56 on 24 Apr 2017

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    Vendée Globe star Jérémie Beyou takes on Volvo Ocean Race challenge as Dongfeng Race Team name world class trio

    Jérémie Beyou, fresh from his third place in the Vendée Globe, will swap solo sailing for the sport's toughest team challenge, after the Frenchman was announced as part of a trio of world-class sailors joining Dongfeng Race team for the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. Beyou joins two other vastly experienced offshore sailors in New Zealand's Stu Bannatyne and Daryl Wislang to complete the first batch of crew to join the Chinese campaign following months

    Published 12:10 on 7 Mar 2017

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    Southern Spars step up as Volvo Ocean Race official rig package supplier

    Southern Spars, the world's leading carbon fibre spar manufacturer, will be the official supplier of the full rig package for the One Design Volvo Ocean 65 fleet for a second consecutive race, a move that strengthens the Auckland-based company's historic ties with sailing's toughest team challenge. Southern Spars have been supplying spars to Volvo Ocean Race podium finishers since 1989-90 when Sir Peter Blake secured a commanding victory on Steinlager 2.

    Published 10:44 on 7 Mar 2017

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    Legends Race to celebrate Volvo Ocean Race history in 2017-18

    The Volvo Ocean Race will celebrate 45 years of history with a Legends Race on the final leg of the 2017-18 edition from Gothenburg to The Hague. Any yacht to have featured in the Whitbread Round the World Race or Volvo Ocean Race, dating back to 1973-74, will be welcome to join the 2018 Legends Race. The race will be run over the same course, and around the same time, as the closing leg

    Published 13:26 on 6 Feb 2017

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    GAC Pindar returns as official logistics provider for Volvo Ocean Race

    Once again, GAC Pindar and GAC companies around the world will be put to the test by the Volvo Ocean Race. The 2017-18 edition will be the second consecutive time that GAC serves as the official logistics provider for the world's premier offshore round-the-world race, after its successful collaboration in 2014-15. The Group's marine sport and leisure logistics specialist, GAC Pindar, will work closely with GAC offices around the world to provide a wide

    Published 10:42 on 3 Feb 2017

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    MAPFRE back for another Volvo Ocean Race challenge in 2017-18

    MAPFRE will be back on the start line for the Volvo Ocean Race in 2017-18, the Spanish team announced on Tuesday. MAPFRE, backed by the Madrid-based global insurance company, are the third confirmed entry for sailing's toughest team event, which starts from Alicante on Sunday, 22 October and will take the teams on a 45,000-nautical mile route around the world. Dongfeng Race Team and team AkzoNobel announced their campaigns last year. In

    Published 11:42 on 1 Feb 2017

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    Volvo Ocean Race announces Melbourne, Australia as extra stop and confirms all 2017-18 race dates

    The Volvo Ocean Race will give sports fans an extra Christmas present in 2017 after adding Melbourne to the route for the forthcoming edition starting in October (full story below The change to the 2017-18 route, announced on Friday morning in Melbourne, means the Race will visit Australia for the eighth time – but for the first in more than a decade. With what will be a compressed stopover, Melbourne fits

    Published 10:29 on 27 Jan 2017

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