Category Archives: Volvo Ocean Race

Sailing recognised for broadcast innovation

By | February 7, 2019

The commitment of the Volvo Ocean Race to deliver raw and unfiltered storytelling to fans during the 2017-18 edition has seen the Race shortlisted for a prestigious 2019 Yahoo Sports Technology Award, despite the challenge of telling the story of a race where the action often takes place thousands of miles from land. Founded in… Read More »

Ocean Race Science Programme scoops award

By | January 23, 2019

The seven boats in the Volvo Ocean Race collected new scientific data during the nine-month fully-crewed, round the world yacht race. This helped increase scientific understanding of the impacts plastic pollution and other human activity are having on ocean health. The award was presented during a ceremony held at the boot Düsseldorf International Boat Show.… Read More »

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 sailinganarchy.com. 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 »