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VOR 2011/12

The 12th edition of the Volvo Ocean Race will take place in 2014-15

Volvo Car Corporation and Volvo Group today reaffirmed their long-term commitment to the world’s premier offshore sailing event.

Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad announced the broad timetable just as the fleet prepared for the opening in-port race in the 2011-12 edition, starting in Alicante, Spain.

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Spanish striker Fernando Torres revealed he would love to test his sea legs for real as the soccer World Cup winners visited the Volvo Ocean Race today. The multi-million pound Chelsea forward admitted one leg of the world’s toughest crewed yacht race would be enough after seeing the cramped conditions down below on Volvo Open 70 race boat CAMPER.

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Volvo Ocean Race launches Keep the Oceans Clean! initiative

The Volvo Ocean Race is mounting a global campaign to encourage action against the pollution swirling in our oceans, threatening sea-life and washing ashore on beaches across the world.

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The Volvo Ocean Race teams were given a royal send-off

As they went head to head for the first time in a qualifying race held just three weeks before the start in Alicante.Spain’s Crown Princess Letizia was officially declared godmother to Telefónica at a pre-race ceremony on the dock at the Alicante Race Village.

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The most competitive line-up to contest a Volvo Ocean Race is assembling in Alicante ready for the start of the 2011-2012.

After months of preparation and training at their respective bases around the globe, six teams featuring the world’s best sailors have converged on the Spanish port in the final countdown to the 39,000 nautical mile round the world race. Five of the Volvo Open 70 yachts already in Alicante, the arrival of PUMA Ocean Racing’s Mar Mostro tomorrow completes the cast list for the 11th edition of professional sailing’s toughest challenge.

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