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  • Second hand but not second rate

    12 Aug 2011 Skipper Mike Sanderson believes Team Sanya will be sailing in “one of the greatest Volvo Ocean race boats ever built” when they make their competitive debut in the Rolex Fastnet Race starting on Sunday.Read More

  • Skipper Ken Read grinding onboard PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG Propulsion during training in Lanzarote.
    Break it now, don't break it during the race

    11 Aug 2011 PUMA Ocean Racing are back from a couple of weeks off and really letting it rip in training. Skipper Ken Read describes in his latest blog the team's philosophy of break it now, don't break it during the race. Read More

  • Why does this sport have to be so hard?

    3 Aug 2011 Ken Read's PUMA Ocean Racing team lived the extremes of speed during their overall IRC victory in the Transatlantic Race. Read More

  • Dutch navigator and weather specialist Marcel van Triest.
    The Marcel van Triest forecast: cloudy with a chance of peanut butter

    27 Jul 2011 As a former Volvo Ocean Race navigator, Marcel van Triest knows that getting the weather wrong means blowing your chances of victory. The Dutchman will supply a smarter, more streamlined system for the teams during the 2011-12 edition, when weather data…Read More

  • Ericsson Racing Team Boat Designer Juan Koujoumdjian (right) talks with Bruce Farr, designer of the
    Juan K – three methods for three projects

    26 Jul 2011 Argentina's Juan Kouyoumdjian designed three Volvo Open 70s for 2011-12. Three boats, three teams, three nationalities -- and three different approaches, as he explains. Read More

  • Ian Walker, Skipper, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing.
    Walker relishes thrill of the chase

    15 Jul 2011 Britain’s Ian Walker has a simple strategy when it comes to skippering a crew in the toughest test in sailing - surround yourself with talented people and give them the space and backing to do what they do best.Read More

  • Read predicts ‘closest ever’ Volvo Ocean Race

    8 Jul 2011 Ken Read has been enjoying a “smoking” ride in PUMA Ocean Racing’s Mar Mostro and if the American skipper is right the action will be hotter still when the Volvo Ocean Race begins in Alicante on October 29.Read More

  • Adil Khalid, Crew, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing.
    Abu Dhabi 'apprentice' aims to graduate with honours

    6 Jul 2011 Volvo Ocean Race newcomer Adil Khalid's dreams could hardly be bigger – to win it at the first attempt with Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and then skipper his own boat around the world.Read More

  • Skipper Franck Cammas and the Groupama Sailing Team set sail for their 2000 mile qualifier for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12.
    Cammas seeks international recipe for Tricolour success

    1 Jul 2011 Groupama’s Franck Cammas, preparing to skipper the first French entry in the Volvo Ocean Race for 13 years, will rely on race expertise from far beyond his homeland to mount a serious challenge at the first attempt.Read More

  • Phil Jameson trimming as seen through Media Crew Member Guy salters video camera, onboard Ericsson 4, on leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Qingdao to Rio de Janeiro.
    Moving media

    23 Jun 2011 In part II of his interview for Thrane & Thrane’s in-house newsletter, Race Director Jack Lloyd discusses the role of the Media Crew Members and how such satellite equipment helps them to perform.Read More

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