Volvo Ocean Race

VOR 2011/12

VOR update 35

The Volvo Ocean Race & IMG Media (host broadcaster & global media distributor for the event) announce the first group of broadcast partners for the 2011-12 edition of the race with 57 broadcasters covering over 50 countries.

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VOR update 34

VOLVO OCEAN RACE REDRAWS ROUTE DUE TO PIRACY CONCERNS - The escalating security problem caused by piracy in the Indian Ocean has forced Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 organisers to redraw the second and third leg routes in the 39,000 nautical mile round-the-world challenge. The competing boats were due to have sailed through an East African corridor in the Indian Ocean on the second leg from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi and again in the third leg from Abu Dhabi to Sanya in China. After taking advice from marine safety experts Dryad Maritime Intelligence and the sport's governing body, the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), race organisers decided that sticking to the original route would put crews at too much risk.

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VOR update 33

AZZAM BREAKS MONOHULL RECORD FOR ROLEX FASTNET RACE
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's Azzam held off a relentless challenge from Groupama 4 to lead home the three Volvo Ocean Race boats and set a monohull record for the Rolex Fastnet Race. Groupama 4 in second, Sanya third in race run at blistering pace. Skippered by Britain's double Olympic silver medallist Ian Walker, the first Arab entry won the “race within a race” between three teams set to compete in the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 starting in Alicante in October. Rolex Fastnet Race, Day three – finish

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VOR update 32

VOLVO OCEAN RACE TRIO SET FOR THRILLING FINISH

Groupama Sailing Team rounded the Fastnet Rock a fraction ahead of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing after the two new boats overhauled crafty underdogs and Volvo Ocean Race rivals Team Sanya on day two of the Rolex Fastnet Race today. Rolex Fastnet Race, Day two – 1730 GMT update

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VOR update 31

ABU DHABI OCEAN RACING TAKE LEAD IN “RACE WITHIN A RACE”

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, the first Arab entry in the Rolex Fastnet Race, opened up a slim lead over the team’s rival entries in the Volvo Ocean Race after making a slick start to their keenly awaited three-way battle on Sunday. Abu Dhabi, skippered by Britain’s twice Olympic silver medallist Ian Walker, were around two miles ahead of Franck Cammas’ Groupama Sailing Team with Mike Sanderson’s Team Sanya a fraction behind in third as the boats headed upwind towards Portland Bill.

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VOR update 30

CLASSIC BATTLEGROUND FOR VOLVO OCEAN RACE BOATS
Three entries in the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 head into the unknown on Sunday when Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Groupama Sailing Team and Team Sanya get a first chance to test themselves against each other in the Rolex Fastnet Race – the 608-nautical mile offshore classic.

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