Up Close Video of VOR Leg 9 Start Onboard a Jeanneau 51!

Up close view of the start of Leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race, video below! Bluenose Yachts and Jeanneau America enjoyed being an In Port sponsor for TEAM DONGFENG. The Dongfeng VIPs enjoyed being on a Jeanneau 509 and Jeanneau 51 to view the races here and ironically they were all associated with AIR FRANCE.  While the weather could …

VOR Newport Race Village Schedule

The fun continues at the Newport Race Village! Check out the schedule below for more information! May 17, Thursday * Parking Fees Apply Parking Information Race Village Open 10:00 a.m 7:00 p.m Try Sailing! 11:00 a.m 5:00 p.m  VO65 Pro-Am Race 2:00 p.m.  Volvo Ocean Race Newport Heineken Series at Dockside and Riptide 7:00 p.m Closing Waites Wharf May 18, Friday …

VOR Update: Leg 7 Complete

Team Mapfre finished the double-point leg of the VOR yesterday morning. They finished fifth were the last boat still competing this leg. Team Mapfre’s time on the Southern Ocean leg was 21 days 6 hours 59 minutes and 9 seconds. They were able to push through even with their mast track damage but had to stop for thirteen hours to …

VOR Update: Team Brunel Wins Leg 7, Bad Day for Team Vestas

In 16 days the team raced more the 7,800 miles from Auckland, New Zealand to Itajai. Dongfeng Race Team finished just 15 minutes after Team Brunel. A couple miles from the finish the two boats were two miles about and sailing in breeze of only about 1 kt! This was Team Brunel’s first podium finish. For most of leg 7 …

VOR Update: Leading The Herd

Below is a snapshot of the leader board. Team Mapfre is in the lead with Dongfeng Race Team in second and Team Sung Hung Kai/Scallyway just behind in third. For a look at live tracking click here! Below is a look at the Daily Live from yesterday. Want to test your racing skills? Try the Volvo Ocean Race game by …

VOR Update: Vestas Denied Redress

The Vesta’s team felt that the accident which involved their boat and a fishing boat in Hong Kong was not their fault. The collision caused a major gauge in the port bow of the Volvo boat which sent the boat into repair for six weeks. The team filed for redress and was denied due to insufficient evidence. The following is …

VOR Update: Mark Towill’s Account of Vesta’s Wind Collision

The following is Mark Towill’s account of the fatal collision on the Hong Kong approach. Mark is the skipper of Vestas 11th Hour Racing on Leg 4 of the VOR. We were about 30 nautical miles from the finish, and I was at the navigation station monitoring the radar and AIS (Automatic Identification System), and communicating with the crew on-deck …

VOR Update: Team AkzoNobel and SHK/Scallywag Battle It Out!

Check out the FULL leg 6 replay below! Team AkzoNobel has won Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, racing 6,344 miles from Hong Kong to Auckland in 20 days, 9 hours and 17 minutes and 26 seconds. It was a tremendous win, and came after an epic final 24 hours, when a ridge of high pressure off the north …

VOR UPDATE: Team SHK/Scallywag’s Spectacular Victory

Volvo Ocean Race: Cutting the corner Fast forward to the early stages of Leg 6 where Scallywag again finds itself on the inside track, cutting the corner on the right hand turn to the south towards the finish line in New Zealand. Just over two days ago, Scallywag and AkzoNobel, were seemingly marooned 120 miles behind the leaders, punished by …