Friday, March 27, 2015
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News

Team Vestas Wind Makes Progress as Hull Form Comes Together

In January, the entire stern of Team Vestas Wind was in tatters or missing entirely after the boat ran up on a reef in the Indian Ocean. Today, Neil Cox,...

March 27, 2015
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
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News

Volvo Ocean Race Crash Report Calls for Charting Standards Overhaul

The panel found that a failure by the crew to spot the reef on onboard electronic navigational guides was to blame and has recommended that industry standards of charting, both electronic and paper, be improved.

March 11, 2015
Total Views: 10

Monday, January 12, 2015
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Maritime News

Team Vestas Wind is Italy-Bound Aboard the Maersk Stockholm

For the next 6 months or so, Team Vestas Wind’s shore manager Neil “Coxy” Cox will have his hands full trying to piece his team’s VOR65 back together after the...

January 12, 2015
Total Views: 3

Monday, December 29, 2014
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Accidents

Salvors Detail the Recovery of Team Vestas Wind

Seldom does a salvage operation run as smoothly as that of the Volvo Ocean Racing yacht, “Vestas Wind”. In a joint venture between Subtech and Svitzer, a team consisting of...

December 29, 2014
Total Views: 20

Monday, December 22, 2014
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Interesting

Maersk Containership Recovers Team Vestas Wind From Indian Ocean Reef

Team Vestas Wind’s Volvo 65 is in one piece, sitting on the deck of a Maersk container ship today yet badly damaged and missing a few appendages after running hard up...

December 22, 2014
Total Views: 14

Friday, December 19, 2014
Maritime News

Video: Team Vestas Wind Skipper Chris Nicholson’s In-Depth Discussion on Indian Ocean Grounding

During a leg of the Volvo Ocean Race late last month, Team Vestas Wind’s 65-foot racing yacht hit a charted reef north of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean while doing...

December 19, 2014
Total Views: 7

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Maritime News

Team Vestas Wind Grounding: Skipper’s Comments Draw Criticism

Some comments made by the Australian skipper of Team Vestas Wind over the grounding which led to the loss of the team's 65-foot racing yacht during a leg of the Volvo Ocean Race are drawing some criticism online.

December 6, 2014
Total Views: 16

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Interesting

Watch Nightmare Unfold Onboard Team Vestas While Hitting Reef at 19 Knots

An amazing video from Sailing World shows the moment the Team Vestas Wind crashed their 65-foot racing yacht into a reef in the middle of the Indian Ocean during the Volvo Ocean Race.

December 4, 2014
Total Views: 38

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
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Multimedia

Shipwrecked on a Ridiculously Remote Island Surrounded by Shark-Infested Waters

“I don’t think people can totally appreciate how remote this place is,” commented Team Vestas’ shore manager Neil Cox.   Nine of his teammates are marooned on a remote island...

December 2, 2014
Total Views: 4

Monday, December 1, 2014
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Multimedia

Team Vestas Wind’s VOR 65 On the Bricks [PHOTO]

The first aerial photo of Team Vestas Wind, a 65-foot sailboat racing in the Volvo Ocean Race which ran aground this weekend on Cargados Carajos Shoals, Mauritius, in the Indian...

December 1, 2014
Total Views: 5

Sunday, November 30, 2014
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Incidents

Marooned in the Indian Ocean, Skipper of Team Vestas Wind Describes Situation

In a phone call with Mark Covell at Volvo Ocean Race control, Team Vestas Wind skipper Chris Nicholson says one of the worst nights he has ever experienced was followed...

November 30, 2014
Total Views: 2

Saturday, November 29, 2014
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Interesting

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind Abandoned on Reef After Grounding

Update: Team Vestas Wind’s VOR 65 Aground [PHOTO] UPDATE: 0300 UTC 30 Nov Volvo Ocean Race Control has had it confirmed that the Team Vestas Wind crew has now been...

November 29, 2014
Total Views: 31

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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News

Chris Nicholson to Skipper Team Vestas Wind, Denmark’s First Volvo Ocean Race Team

“Some guys said they would never do it again. Silly me – I said I was sold on it right there and then,” commented Chris Nicholson, the newly appointed skipper...

August 12, 2014
Total Views: 3