Category Archives: Volvo Ocean Race

Race data revealed at expert conference

By | November 23, 2018

Unique information on the global concentration of microplastics pollution in our oceans has been presented at an international science conference in Lanzarote. The information was collected from seawater samples taken during the Volvo Ocean Race, which, for the first time, combined a global sporting event with cutting-edge scientific research. The science initiative, part of the… Read More »

If it ain’t broke don’t fix it – Sailing Anarchy’s take on the next Volvo Ocean Race

By | August 9, 2018

Written by SS from With the dust settled after the 45,000 miles of intense racing, the teams dispersed and book deals already being negotiated (well at least one), where does The Ocean Race go from here? 2021, I hear you shout. Actually that has to be mid 2020 (just after the Japan Olympics) for the… Read More »

The sailors’ views on plastic pollution

By | July 18, 2018

It was also a chance to share their experiences of the ocean plastic crisis, including floating plastic chairs and the need to educate children about ways to improve the health of our seas. Dee Caffari, skipper of Turn the Tide on Plastic, Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag’s Annemieke Bes, Mark Towill, co-skipper of Vestas 11th Hour Racing, Simeon… Read More »