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Sanya Down on Their Luck; Determined to Return for Leg 3

For the second time in two legs, Team Sanya is facing a test of resource and resolve just to continue in the race, but for skipper Mike Sanderson, there is no doubt the team will be  ready to pounce in … Continue reading

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Damaged VOR Boats Prove They’re Back in Business During In-Port Racing

Oh, happy day! There are six competitors in the Volvo Ocean Race again. He is the only skipper in this edition to know firsthand what it takes to win a Volvo Ocean Race, and Mike Sanderson is confident that despite … Continue reading

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All Six VOR Boats Finally Back in Water for Weekend Race Start

Keep your fingers crossed the boats last longer on this leg so we actually get to see some good racing. Team Sanya was the sixth and final boat to hit the water in Cape Town, craned in at the V&A … Continue reading

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Dropouts From Leg 1 of VOR Racing the Clock to Start Leg 2

The three teams that suffered damage in Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race are now racing the clock to get their boats back in the game for the in-port racing on December 10th and the start of Leg 2 … Continue reading

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PUMA Breaks Mast Just Days Away from Cape Town

This race isn’t going to be very exciting if there’s no one left in it. We hope PUMA can get back in the game as soon as possible, and are most importantly happy to hear that everyone is safe. PUMA … Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi Out; PUMA in the Lead

The Volvo Ocean Race has had no shortage of drama in the less than two weeks since it’s started. When we checked in with them last week, Team Sanya was out of Leg 1 with major hull damage and shipping … Continue reading

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VOR Off to Exciting Start; Two Boats Suffer Major Damage

The Volvo Ocean Race truly lived up to its name as the toughest ocean race a mere six hours off the start on Saturday when Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing was clobbered by a wave and broke their mast and Team … Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing Commands VOR In-Port Racing

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing surged to a commanding victory in the Iberdrola in-port race in Alicante, taking maximum points from the first competitive action in the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 to gain an early advantage over their rivals. The crew, … Continue reading

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VOR Rule Breach Allegations Dismissed

Two formal submissions by teams competing in the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, claiming that the race organizers had breached protocol by changing one of the strict Volvo Open 70 measurement rules, have been dismissed by an independent arbitration panel. Two … Continue reading

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VOR In-Port Racing Just Over a Week Away

The teams of the Volvo Ocean Race will be heading out of port for Leg 1 to Cape Town, S. Africa on November 1, but before that they will participate in an in-port race and a pro-am race along the … Continue reading

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VOR Teams Take Away Important Lessons in Final Qualifying Race

Even with all the experience the Volvo Ocean Race skippers have, they’re still learning something new right up until the last moments of their preparations. All six boats arrived back from the final qualifying race on Sunday and all of … Continue reading

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Win the Digital VOR and Win a Volvo XC60

Forget Fantasy Football. This is going to be way more fun! The winner of the 2011-12 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race Game, which enables online players to race a virtual Volvo Open 70 around the world following the course … Continue reading

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Alicante Offers 20 Concerts in 20 Days

The Volvo Ocean Race’s Alicante Race Village will be alive with music as it hosts 20 concerts in 20 days. Top acts including Seguridad Social and José Mercé will grace the stage at the race village during the run-up to … Continue reading

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CAMPER Sails the River Thames

This certainly isn’t a sight you see every day! CAMPER’s red sails cut a striking profile against England’s grey sky as the Volvo Ocean Race competitor took a more laid-back approach to sailing by cruising under the iconic Tower Bridge to … Continue reading

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Take a Cue from the VOR when it Comes to Cruising Pirate Alley

While we aren’t thrilled with the idea that this ’round the world race is going to transport the sailors for a portion of it, we are definitely in agreement that cruisers should be taking a lesson from this decision and … Continue reading

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Chinese Team Recruits Kiwi Skipper for VOR

Team Sanya reveals its secret weapon in the Volvo Ocean Race, but will it be enough for a win? We’re looking forward to finding out come fall. Despite its huge technical and financial resources, the most populous nation on the … Continue reading

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Sneak Peak! PUMA’s Mar Mostro Makes Its First Appearance

Photo Credit: Dennis Gunderson The new Mar Mostro to be raced by PUMA in the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race made an appearance outside of New England Boatworks in Portsmouth, RI on Monday before heading back into the shed for the … Continue reading

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Coville to Join Cammas in Quest for VOR Title

Just back from his solo round the world on Sodebo, Thomas Coville will be joining Franck Cammas aboard Groupama 4 to contest the next Volvo Ocean Race which will begin on November 5th in Alicante, Spain. Decidedly the skipper of … Continue reading

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Mindbender

Where is this mystery port? Send your answers to comments@cruisingcompass.com. A winner, who will receive a Blue Water Sailing hat, will be selected at random from the correct answers. Congratulations to

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