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Even for an event that seems to continually reinvent itself, the 11th running of the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) has been “unique,” to say the least, not to mention almost insanely competitive.
Preparations for the 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition in Rio are already well underway. After choosing the Mackay FX as the official boat for the women’s skiff, the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) announced the remaining event and equipment selections for the next Summer Olympics.
The 2012 Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing will have an international field of 14 Class 40s, which is 10 more than last year’s inaugural regatta. Competitors in this multi-city event represent the U.S., France, Germany and Great Britain.
In light of the recent accident during the 2012 Farallones Race, US Sailing has created an Independent Review Panel that will be investigating the factors that contributed to the tragedy, at the request of the US Coast Guard.
An accident off the coast of California during the Lexus Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race left three crewmembers of Aegean dead and one missing, the first fatalities in the race’s history.
Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race is now underway. The 3,590-mile stretch will take the teams from Itajai, Brazil, to Miami, Florida, and is expected to last about 14 days.
$27 million is by no means pocket change. But that’s how much Lee Tawney is asking for to fund the construction of the National Sailing Hall of Fame in Annapolis. As director of the Hall of Fame, Tawney is traveling around the country in pursuit of potential donors to help fund the project
After 31 days, brutal weather conditions and an endless stream of boat repairs, Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race has finally come to a close. The arrival of CAMPER in Itajai, Brazil on Tuesday marked the end of the longest stretch of the entire race, and arguably the most challenging segment up to this point.
The 2012 Full Crew Farallones Race turned disastrous the afternoon of April 14 when the 38-ft Low Speed Chase was hit by two powerful waves, and crashed into the rocks along the Farallones Islands.
After finishing second in the past three legs, PUMA finally tasted victory in one of the most thrilling stretches of the entire Ocean Volvo Race. Less than 13 minutes separated PUMA and Telefónica as they both reached Itajai, Brazil, on April 6, having traveled over 6,700 miles from Auckland, New Zealand.
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