Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Whitbread Race, the start to the Volvo Ocean Race -2014-15

Whereas preparations for the coming Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 are progressing, a film is released of the 1st Whitbread race. It is a Race summary remastered to HD quality and shows amazing difference between the Sailing experienced then against present day sailing. 

The route for the coming Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 has been changed from the image shown before. 
The New Route and by now most likely the confirmed route is shown below.

As of today, some one-design boats VO65 are ready and out with the crews for learning, training and improvements. The Ladies were sailing their boat Team SCA Ocean Racing, as firsts and have already considerable experiences build. 
Further confirmed Boats to participate are:

  • AbuDhabi Ocean Racing, skippered by Ian Walker
  • Dongfeng Race Team, a Chinese entry 
  • Team Brunel, a Dutch entry skippered by Bouwe Bekking
And more Teams are expected to join. 

The Start will be 4th October 2014 with an In-Port Race in Alicante and the start of the 1st Leg on 11th October 2014 - Alicante - Cape Town.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

NEW --- !!! VOLVOOCEANRACE--2014-2015 ---

The NEXT NEW VOLVO-OCEAN-RACE 2014-2015 has published the SAILING ROUTE to follow.


Route Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15


  • In-Port Race: October 4, 2014
  • Leg Start: October 11, 2014
  • Leg Distance to Recife: 3,421 nm


  • In-Port Race: November 8, 2014
  • Leg Start: November 9, 2014
  • Leg Distance to Abu Dhabi: 9,707 nm

Abu Dhabi

  • In-Port Race: January 2, 2015
  • Leg Start: January 3, 2015
  • Leg Distance to Sanya: 4,670 nm


  • In-Port Race: February 7, 2015
  • Leg Start: February 8, 2015
  • Leg Distance to Auckland: 5,264 nm


  • In-Port Race: March 14, 2015
  • Leg Start: March 15, 2015
  • Leg Distance to Itajaí: 6,776 nm


  • In-Port Race: April 18, 2015
  • Leg Start: April 19, 2015
  • Leg Distance to Newport: 5,010 nm


  • In-Port Race: May 16, 2015
  • Leg Start: May 17, 2015
  • Leg Distance to Lisbon: 2,800 nm


  • In-Port Race: June 6, 2015
  • Leg Start: June 7, 2015
  • Leg Distance to Lorient: 647 nm


  • In-Port Race: to be decided
  • Leg Start: to be decided
  • Leg Distance to Gothenburg: 1,600 nm


  • In-Port Race: June 27, 2015
  • Total Race Distance: 39,895 nautical miles
<> Starting times to follow. 

No doubt there will be a VIRTUAL VOLVOOCEANRACE (VORG) like in the previous years and I will update this blog till the start on 4th October and most important during the VORG. 

Hope to see as many as possible Boats from the VORG2011-2012 return to sail and compete with.