Category Archives: Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race: Two weeks of terror

By | December 11, 2017

Cape Town, South Africa (December 10, 2017) – Charles Caudrelier’s Dongfeng Race Team and the Spanish MAPFRE squad were neck and neck leading the Volvo Ocean Race fleet out of Cape Town and towards the southernmost point of the African continent today. It was the eleventh time in the history of the event that the… Read More »

Seven ways to survive the Southern Ocean

By | December 5, 2017

On Sunday 10 December, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet departs Cape Town and plunges south, into the mysterious Southern Ocean. With double points up for grabs, it means that Leg 3 could be a game changer in the 2017-18 edition, and makes the risk v reward conundrum in the most remote ocean on the planet… Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race: Lining up for Sprint

By | November 20, 2017

There are new leaders heading into the final week of racing in Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race while the fleet is battling for position in the South Atlantic. It’s taken a nerve-racking couple of days, but the leading boats have now all gybed and pointed their bows east at the finish line off… Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race: for all the marbles…

By | November 16, 2017

The charge south continues at speed today as the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race reached its approximate halfway mark to the finish in Cape Town, South Africa. The south-easterly tradewinds that blow south of the Equator remained kind to the fleet, allowing rapid reaching conditions that have resulted in speeds of up to… Read More »

Volvo Race hits the Doldrums…

By | November 14, 2017

The Volvo Ocean Race frontrunners are into the Southern Hemisphere on Monday after crossing the Equator, the latest milestone in the drag race to Cape Town. Charles Caudrelier’s Dongfeng Race Team led the fleet over the famous line of latitude at 0941 UTC with the slimmest of leads over MAPFRE, Vestas 11th Hour Racing, Team… Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race: Close Encounters

By | November 13, 2017

For the first time since early in Leg 2, less than 60 miles separate first from last with the Doldrums having the expected effect on the fleet of the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race. Dongfeng Race Team retains the lead in Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race, but only just, as the leaders slow in… Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race: It’s relentless…

By | November 9, 2017

At the age of 28, Australian Kyle Langford has competed on the World Match Racing Tour, Extreme Sailing Series, and won the 2010 RC44 World Championships in a crew skippered by Jimmy Spithill. More recently, Langford had been riding shotgun with Spithill through two America’s Cup campaigns as part of Team Oracle USA. Langford has… Read More »

Full on conditions for Volvo Ocean Race

By | November 7, 2017

After a fast and furious opening to Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race, the fleet is settling into a groove today, with navigators and skippers already facing the first of many critical decisions on this race from Lisbon to Cape Town. The northeasterly winds of 20+ knots set up a downwind course where teams… Read More »