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    • Sacked AkzoNobel skipper reinstated hours before dramatic Volvo Ocean Race Leg 1 start 23rd October 2017
      Simeon Tienpont, the AkzoNobel skipper who was dismissed for a breach of contract last week, was reinstated as skipper of the Dutch entry just hours before a dramatic start to the first Volvo Ocean Race offshore legAlicante stopover. Start. Photo by Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race. 22 October, 2017. Yesterday’s first offshore leg of the Volvo […]
      Helen Fretter
    • PC 55 Video: footage of our test of the Hoek designed Performance Classic Yachts 55 17th October 2017
      Full boat test video taken during our trials of the first PC55 – a modern composite built Hoek design inspired by the timeless shape of a pilot cutter The PC55 is a performance cruiser with a difference – it’s looks. It owes its aesthetic inspiration to the original …Continue reading » The post PC 55 […]
      Toby Hodges
    • VIDEO: Volvo Ocean Race teams hunt for clues as MAPFRE wins Alicante in-port race 15th October 2017
      Volvo Ocean Race crews have been on the hunt for the final pieces of information from the Alicante In Port and practice races, while rumours swirl following the last minute dismissal of Team AkzoNobel skipper Simeon TienpontAlicante stopover, practice race on-board Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag. Photo by Jeremie Lecaudey/Volvo Ocean Race. 13 October, 2017. There is […]
      Helen Fretter
    • Ambition, nerves, and espionage: final countdown at the Volvo Ocean Race 13th October 2017
      We go behind the scenes at the Volvo Ocean Race with Dongfeng Race Team to find how the team is preparing for the longest, furthest Volvo Ocean Race yet Sanxenxo training 2 boats testing with mapfre The first race that ‘counts’ for the Volvo Ocean Race, the Alicante in-port race, takes place tomorrow. The seven […]
      Helen Fretter
    • How to follow the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race – expert analysis, behind the scenes and direct from the boats 12th October 2017
      Nine months and 45,000 miles of of gruelling racing: the Volvo Ocean Race has never been tougher. Here's how to follow the 2017-18 race The start of the Volvo Ocean Race is upon us! The first leg kicks off on 22 October. See how you can follow this exciting round-the-world race The post How to […]
      Helen Fretter
    • VIDEO: How a massive makeover turned the Volvo Ocean Race one-designs into mint condition 11th October 2017
      A huge refit process is underway in Lisbon to turn the seven round the world VO65s and one new yacht into virtually new condition for the next Volvo Ocean Race in October. Elaine Bunting reportsAkzoNobel boat being painted at the Boatyard Small fishing boats lie alongside; seagulls pick their way past fishing pots and nets. […]
      Elaine Bunting
    • Who will win the Volvo Ocean Race? Read Ian Walker’s form guide 10th October 2017
      Winning skipper Ian Walker takes a look at who will win the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race AkzoNobel Reigning Volvo Ocean Race race winner Ian Walker, who skippered Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing to win the 2014-15 race, analyses …Continue reading » The post Who will win the Volvo Ocean Race? Read Ian Walker’s […]
      Yachting World
    • Team New Zealand confirm 75ft monohull for America’s Cup, but Ben Ainslie warns protocol is ‘conflict of interest’ 29th September 2017
      The new America's Cup class will be a 75ft monohull, possibly with foils, and Prada will be sponsor of challenger series and Cup match. But Ben Ainslie warns of a "conflict of interest" A 75ft monohull is to be the new America’s Cup class for challenger series and match in March 2021. This …Continue reading […]
      Elaine Bunting
    • Comment: Losing Mark Turner from the Volvo Ocean Race is a huge blow to race’s future credibility 27th September 2017
      Mark Turner is a visionary in sailing whose ideas could have taken the race quickly into exciting new territory - but those plans required a big investment Mark Turner,New CEO of the Volvo Ocean race 2017-18 Losing Mark Turner is a blow to the future credibility of the Volvo Ocean Race. He was brought in […]
      Elaine Bunting
    • Future strategy of Volvo Ocean Race in question as CEO Mark Turner steps down 27th September 2017
      In a surprise announcement, the recently appointed CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race, Mark Turner, is quitting following changes to the agreed long-term strategy Just weeks away from the start of the 2017/8 Volvo Ocean Race on 22 October, CEO Mark Turner has stepped down. …Continue reading » The post Future strategy of Volvo Ocean Race […]
      Elaine Bunting