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Onne van der Wal
The great and the good from the 38-year history of the Volvo and its predecessor Whitbread races are already putting the first week of November 2011 in their diaries, following the announcement of the Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta and Reunion to be held in Alicante 1 – 5 November 2011.

Professional skippers and owners of the boats which made the planet their race track are drawing up plans to sail once again to a round the world race village. The destination will be Alicante and the gathering will be the first ever official reunion of all who have ever sailed in the world's premier ocean race.

A rich programme of activities includes a full racing schedule, a regatta prizegiving and a host of social events in the week running up to the start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. The event will be held in the week between the weekend of the Alicante In-Port Race and Pro-Am Race on 29-30 October 2011, and the start of leg one on Saturday 5 November.

The event promises to be a combination of sailing greats, a concours d'elegance, an opportunity to renew old rivalries, and a party not to be missed.  The aim is to have at least one representative boat from every edition of the race since 1973 and to attract as many people as possible who have ever crewed in or been part of any of the races. This is a round the world club gathering to be enjoyed by the racers, and to give recognition to all that they achieved. Read all related features.

Ambassadors for the Legends Regatta are: Lady Pippa BlakeSir Chay Blyth, Magnus OlssonSkip Novak and Tracy Edwards.

Current List of entries
Great Britain II
Berge Viking
Charles Jourdan
Steinlager 2
Gauloises III
- Traité du Rome
- Adventure/ Dasher

Legends Regatta Entry Application
Legends Regatta Provisional Schedule
Legends Regatta Notice of Race - Updated August 2011
A-Z Crew List 1973-2009
A-Z Female Crew List 1973-2009
Multiple Boat Apperances

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Onne van der Wal

Cornelis van Rietschoten, skipper of Dutch yacht Flyer 1977-78

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1973/4 Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race: 'Sayula II' skippered by Ramon Carlin returning up the