ARTICLES RELATING TO VOLVO OCEAN RACE

Chinese team stretch race lead

2015-01-19 16:36

Dongfeng Race Team's grip on leg three of the Volvo Ocean Race has tightened further while their closest rivals have slipped back.

Team Brunel holds lead

2014-12-07 16:09

Team Brunel holds a slim Volvo Ocean Race lead over China's Dongfeng team on the leg from Cape Town to the Emirates.

Abu Dhabi first into Cape Town

2014-11-05 18:12

Ian Walker steered Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing to a first-leg victory in the Volvo Ocean Race after foregoing sleep for two days.

China to host Volvo Race

2013-03-14 15:03

The Chinese city of Sanya will be included on the next edition of the Volvo Ocean Race - the third time the race has a stop in China.

Groupama eye Volvo victory

2012-07-01 15:42

Franck Cammas and his Groupama team are protecting a 25-point lead going into the ninth and final leg of the Volvo Ocean Race.

Groupama play catch-up

2012-06-10 19:02

Groupama, skippered by Franck Cammas, were left with some catching up to do on the penultimate leg of the Volvo Ocean Race.

Volvo pacesetters in trouble

2012-05-27 15:28

Spain's Telefonica were struggling at the back of the main fleet and face the prospect of losing their long-held Volvo Ocean Race lead.

Groupama lead 7th Volvo stage

2012-05-21 19:37

French team Groupama were building a big lead on leg seven of the Volvo Ocean Race after making the best use of a tropical storm.

PUMA lead Volvo sixth leg

2012-04-30 15:01

American skipper Ken Read's PUMA led their rivals across the Equator and into the northern hemisphere on Monday.

PUMA gain crucial Volvo edge

2012-04-26 19:03

American-led PUMA secured a small but crucial advantage on the Volvo Ocean Race fleet after swapping the overnight lead.

Camper take charge in 6th leg

2012-04-23 18:29

Comeback specialists Camper and Abu Dhabi are leading the sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race just days after major repairs.

Groupama cash in at Volvo

2012-04-22 09:21

World sailor of the year Iker Martinez made the worst mistake of his career to gift the Itajai in-port race to French boat Groupama.

PUMA win epic Volvo stage

2012-04-07 08:16

After 20 days of sailing through some of the toughest conditions imaginable, PUMA won the Volvo Ocean Race's fifth stage.

Volvo leader dismasted

2012-04-04 20:07

French yacht Groupama was dismasted on Wednesday while it was leading the fifth stage of the Volvo Ocean race.

More hiccups for Abu Dhabi

2012-03-29 21:28

Abu Dhabi's comeback was put on hold when the team became the latest victim of the structural problems in the Volvo Ocean Race.

Camper in trouble at Volvo

2012-03-25 13:32

Brutal conditions in the Southern Ocean forced a third Volvo Ocean Race boat to start the long journey to find a haven for repairs .

Volvo disaster for Abu Dhabi

2012-03-18 13:13

Storms claimed their first victim of leg five of the Volvo Ocean Race with the Abu Dhabi crew forced to return to harbour.

Telefonica's hopes diminish

2012-03-04 15:22

Spanish boat Telefonica's hopes of a fourth leg win in succession in the Volvo Ocean are hanging by a thread after slipping behind

Groupama, Puma in slugfest

2012-02-27 16:02

France's Groupama and American team Puma were slugging it out for the lead well to the north of their Volvo Ocean Race rivals.

Lack of wind for Volvo boats

2012-02-23 15:57

The Volvo Ocean Race fleet faced a different problem as a lack of wind forced them to head far away from their destination.

Groupama lead Volvo race

2012-02-20 16:29

The Volvo Ocean Race fleet took an early battering during leg four in atrocious weather conditions in the South China Sea.

Volvo hat-trick for Martinez

2012-02-04 10:27

Spain's Iker Martinez matched the achievement of one of the Volvo Ocean Race greats when he won three legs in a row.

Puma in Volvo tree trunk thump

2012-01-29 14:16

American team Puma survived a collision with a tree trunk to move into a three-way battle for the lead in the Volvo Ocean Race.

Camper snatch Volvo race lead

2011-12-24 15:02

Australian skipper Chris Nicholson has helped his Camper team snatch the lead from Spanish rivals Telefonica in the Volvo Ocean Race.

French seize Volvo Race lead

2011-12-20 16:17

French team Groupama have forged a significant lead in the Volvo Ocean Race as the teams head into an anti-piracy stealth zone.

 

Chinese boat navigates debris

2015-01-13 18:04

Leaders Dongfeng Race Team and the rest of the Volvo fleet are carefully sailing through the Bay of Bengal in Leg 3 of the race.

Racers surge on after cyclone warning

2014-11-29 13:10

The Volvo Ocean Race fleet survived a mid-Indian Ocean rendezvous with a tropical cyclone to continue their progress.

Cape Town added to Volvo race

2013-09-12 18:00

Cape Town will take the place of Recife on the route for in a direct change to the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15.

Groupama wins Volvo Race

2012-07-03 13:35

Groupama skipper Franck Cammas has become the second Frenchman to win the Volvo Ocean Race in its 39-year history.

Groupama near Volvo victory

2012-06-15 21:31

Groupama have won the eighth leg of Volvo Ocean Race, edging closer to overall victory in the eight-month sailing marathon.

Leak scare for Groupama

2012-05-30 18:09

French boat Groupama emptied more than a tonne of water from their boat to continue their comeback in the Volvo Ocean Race.

Camper crew suffer discomfort

2012-05-23 22:42

Volvo Ocean Race challengers Camper were forced to abandon their position to the south of the fleet on Wednesday.

PUMA throw Volvo race open

2012-05-09 22:19

American skipper Ken Read threw the Volvo Ocean Race wide open after guiding PUMA to a second successive stage victory.

PUMA hanging on to slim lead

2012-04-29 13:07

American team PUMA are holding on to a slim lead in the sixth leg as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet heads for Miami.

D-Day for Volvo Race fleet

2012-04-25 15:50

American team PUMA snatched the lead in Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race as the fleet prepared for a crucial 24 hours.

Puma lead way to Miami

2012-04-23 11:52

Puma skipper Ken Read wasted no time in stamping his intention to win the Volvo Ocean Race leg 6 race to his home country.

Wounded sailor lifts Groupama

2012-04-10 18:06

Sailor Brad Marsh arrived in Itajai with five staples in his wrist to help Groupama take third place in Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race.

Groupama battling after hiccup

2012-04-05 21:20

Groupama will fashion a makeshift solution from the remains of their broken mast in an attempt to finish Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race.

PUMA take Volvo Race lead

2012-04-01 16:07

American team PUMA overhauled Groupama to snatch the lead in the fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race.

Underdogs on comeback trail

2012-03-28 15:55

Abu Dhabi began the pursuit of an unlikely podium place in the Volvo Ocean Race as they started closing the gap on their rivals.

More heartache for team Sanya

2012-03-22 15:43

The bad luck that has dogged Chinese team Sanya in the Volvo Ocean Race struck again when a rudder snapped.

Telefonica fighting back

2012-03-05 17:24

Telefonica continued their relentless pursuit of the leg four leaders in the Volvo Ocean Race, clawing back crucial miles.

Groupama retain Volvo ead

2012-03-03 12:54

French team Groupama were leading rivals Puma and Telefonica by just over 80 nautical miles in the Volvo Ocean Race.

Groupama 'hold key' at Volvo

2012-02-26 15:18

France's Groupama took control of leg four in the Volvo Ocean Race after a bold move to the north put them in an ideal position.

Volvo boats dodge 'black tide'

2012-02-22 16:05

Camper led the Volvo Ocean Race fleet through the dangerous "black tide" current of the South China Sea as the teams head for NZ.

Stormy weather delays Volvo

2012-02-19 13:36

Volvo Ocean Race organisers introduced an unprecedented delay to the start of an offshore leg after high waves and fierce winds.

Another setback for Puma

2012-01-31 15:47

The Puma team suffered another setback as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet sailed into the South China Sea.

Groupama paper over cracks

2012-01-03 18:51

Groupama will be sailing the final stretch of the Volvo Ocean Race leg 2 with a hastily patched-up hull after a crack was discovered.

Groupama first into pirate zone

2011-12-22 15:24

French team Groupama became the first boat to reach the so-called "stealth zone" of the Volvo Ocean Race.

Volvo boats leave Cape Town

2011-12-11 17:42

The Volvo Ocean Race left port in Cape Town for 24 hours of treacherous sailing which could make or break years of preparation.

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