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Volvo Ocean Race

VOR 2011/12

VOR update 41


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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VOR update 40

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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VOR update 39

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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VOR update 38

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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VOR update 37

Italy’s Tauranga confirms entry in Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta and Reunion

The Swan 55’ Sparkman and Stevens designed Tauranga took part in the very first edition of the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1973-74, completing the 27,000 nautical mile course in 185 days and finishing in 10th place overall.

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VOR update 36

Telefónica first to call Alicante home in Volvo Ocean Race countdown

Team Telefónica today became the first Volvo Ocean Race crew to make their formal arrival into Alicante ahead of the 2011-12 race start on October 29.This is a big moment for us,” said Telefónica’s Spanish skipper Iker Martínez. “Our training time is finished and we now need to just do the final preparations for the race.”

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