Category Archives: Volvo Ocean Race

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 »

Majority of samples taken during VOR contain microplastics, says new data

By | June 29, 2018

The Volvo Ocean Race Science Programme reached a significant milestone when the race completed a global circumnavigation following its arrival into Cardiff, Wales in May 2018, eight months after departing from Alicante, Spain. Out of a total of 68 samples taken during the course of the Volvo Ocean Race, only two, collected south of Australia… Read More »