China’s Dongfeng Race Team Clinches Volvo Ocean Race Victory

By Alexander Smith LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) - China's Dongfeng Race Team won the Volvo Ocean Race on Sunday, the first victory for a team including women in the round-the-world marathon. The Chinese-backed team held off its nearest competitors MAPFRE and Team Brunel to secure overall victory, with Dutch sailor Carolijn Brouwer and France's Marie Riou crossing the line off … [Read more...]

What Can Merchant Mariners Learn From Volvo Ocean Race Sailors?

Last month gCaptain was invited by John Mangano, Key Account Manager - Coastal & Navy for International Paint, to Newport, Rhode Island to board the Volvo Ocean Race 65 boat and meet the crew of Team AkzoNobel.   While there, I sat down for an interview with watch captain Chris Nicholson and boat captain Nikolai Sehested to discuss what some consider the most … [Read more...]

AkzoNobel Sailor Charts New Waters For Women At Sea

By Tessa Walsh (Reuters) - Surviving the sometimes savage Southern Ocean brought Brazilian Olympic gold medal winner Martine Grael one leg closer to her ambition of becoming an all-round sailing great. And the dangers of the 45,000 nautical mile (83,000km) Volvo Ocean race were brought home to Grael and her fellow AkzoNobel crew members by the loss of British sailor … [Read more...]

Volvo Ocean Race Sailor Lost at Sea After Falling Overboard in Southern Ocean

An experienced British sailor who fell overboard from a racing yacht in the remote Southern Ocean during a leg of the Volvo Ocean Race is now presumed to have been lost at sea, race organizers have confirmed. The sailor, 47-year-old John Fisher, was a crew member on Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag, led by Australian skipper David Witt. On Monday, 26 March 2018, Team Sun Hung … [Read more...]

Vestas Co-Skippers Release Statement on Fatal Crash During Volvo Ocean Race

The American co-skippers of the Vestas 11th Hour Racing team, Mark Towill and Charlie Enright, have released a statement regarding their boat's fatal collision with a fishing vessel during a leg of the Volvo Ocean Race on January 20. The collision occurred just outside Hong Kong waters near the end of the fourth leg, about 30 miles from the finish line. One person from the … [Read more...]