VOR 2011/12

VOR update 11

Thrane play vital role delivering the close-up, onboard action

For the third consecutive Volvo Ocean Race, the Copenhagen-based company will be the official sponsor of satellite and radio communications for the world’s premier ocean race, which starts from Alicane in October 2011.

VOR update 10

The course and dates for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011/12

This edition of the race will see a new format for the racing programme in the host cities, including the start city of Alicante, Spain & finish city of Galway, Ireland. For the first time, the Volvo Ocean Race will finish with an In-Port race in Galway. The iconic islands of the Azores in the Atlantic, Fernando de Noronha off the Brazilian coast & the Fastnet Rock, the southern most point of Ireland, all make an appearance on the course.

VOR update 9

Camper, Spanish-based inter-national footwear brand,

will compete in the Volvo Ocean Race in 2011-12. The campaign will be run by Emirates Team New Zealand.

VOR update 8

PUMA® Enters Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12

PUMA® announced today it will participate in the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 after finishing second overall in the 2008-09 race, which ended in June 2009.  The PUMA Ocean Racing team will once again be under the leadership of skipper Ken Read

VOR update 7

Auckland, New Zealand, is back in the Volvo Ocean Race after a gap of 10 years

The city, which has fielded some of the world’s best sailors in the Volvo Ocean Race, last hosted the event in 2001-02.  It will stage the leg four finish from Sanya in China and the start of leg five, which will take the fleet into the Southern Ocean once again, round the infamous Cape Horn and up to a finish in Itajai, Brazil.