IN PICTURES: The vessels which were awarded the Motor Boat Prize in 2017

Have a look at the vessels that became the best at the 2017 Motor Boat Awards and look at the reasons why jury chose them as the best ones. 2017 Motor Boat Awards is the 11th ceremony which was held on Monday in London. Eight ships became prizewinners t...
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MAPFRE edges Team Brunel to win abbreviated Prologue Leg

The Spanish MAPFRE team won the Volvo Ocean Race Prologue Leg on Wednesday, holding off a late charge from Team Brunel after Race Management shortened the course, converting the compulsory gate at Cabo de Gata into the finishing line. For skipper Xab...
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MAPFRE and Team Brunel lead the charge to Alicante

The Spanish team made a jump on the rest of the fleet by heading further inshore in search of favourable sea breezes following Sunday's start, with Team Brunel benefiting from following a similar track. Forty-eight hours later, their tactics have pai...
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Prologue Leg to offer final tune-up ahead of race start

It’s a final chance for teams to lock in crew configurations and get in some speed testing against the competition ahead of the start of Leg 1 on October 22 in Alicante.  “This is the last opportunity for all of the boats to face eac...
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Team Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag surprise with new crew announcement

Skipper David Witt, who is leading Hong Kong's first ever entry in the Volvo Ocean Race, has announced three new additions to his crew – Tom Clout (AUS), António Fontes (POR) and Dutch Olympic Silver medallist, Annemieke Bes (NED). W...
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Omega unveiled as official timekeeper of Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18

The prestigious Swiss watchmaker is the world leader in sports timekeeping and boasts a long history in top-level competition. Prior to becoming a Race Partner of the Volvo Ocean Race, Omega has taken the role of Official Timekeeper at the Olym...
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Race winner Martin Strömberg joins Turn the Tide on Plastic

Sweden’s Martin Strömberg, a three-time race veteran and winner from the 2011-12 edition, is joining skipper Dee Caffari’s Turn the Tide on Plastic team for the Volvo Ocean Race (full story below) Strömberg, who will be a watch ...
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Irish Olympic hero and Kiwi offshore racer to join Turn the Tide on Plastic

Turn the Tide on Plastic have announced two more female sailors for their Volvo Ocean Race campaign – Irish Olympic silver medallist Annalise Murphy and New Zealand’s Bianca Cook. Both under 30, the pair join skipper Dee Caffari’s m...
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Turn the Tide on Plastic add more four young sailors to Volvo Ocean Race squad

Turn the Tide on Plastic have added another four young sailors to their crusading campaign in the Volvo Ocean Race – with Welsh America’s Cup sailor Bleddyn Mon, fellow Briton Henry Bomby and Portuguese pair Bernardo Freitas and Frederico Pinhei...
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