The Volvo Ocean Race is a yacht race around the world, held every three years. Originally named after its initiating sponsor, British Whitbread brewing company, it today carries the name of its current owner, Swedish automobile manufacturer Volvo Cars and Swedish multinational manufacturing company, the Volvo Group. Presently, the Netherlands holds the record of three wins, with Dutchman Conny van Rietschoten the only skipper to win the race twice. Each of the entries has a sailing team of nine professional crew who race day and night for more than 20 days at a time on some legs. The crew members are required to be more than sailors, some of them will be trained in medical response, sail-making, diesel engine repair, electronics, nutrition, mathematics, and hydraulics. There is also a dedicated media crew member who does not contribute to the sailing of the boat. In the 2017-2018 race the number of crew can between 9-11 depending on the gender ratio.
Luna Rossa are written off in the build-up by find themselves on equal terms after day two of the America’s Cup
Hong Kong’s team refocuses after cancelled race, working towards home regatta and welcoming best young foilers in the world.
Coronavirus concerns ended the Youth America’s Cup in New Zealand, but the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club team are working to maintain the desired outcomes.
The Youth America’s Cup has not been given the same exemption as the senior race, despite being an official part of the event.
Aymeric Gillard says communicating calmly allows the whole team to relax and perform to the best of their ability as they seek the ultimate prize in sailing.
Rawbone and his wife Kay founded the charity in 2009 at the Hebe Haven Yacht Club, helping those with physical and intellectual disabilities find joy in sailing.
Calum Gregor’s dedication to sailing was never in doubt, born into a family of seamen and a grandfather who competed at the top of the sport.
Launched in 2009 by Mike and Kay Rawbone, the Sailability foundation offers diverse groups of people the chance to learn how to sail.
Hong Kong-based Spaniard selected for Youth America’s Cup team loves learning to manage variables, no matter if they are controllable or not.
Crew is so tired they cannot even make drinking water, as they take about four days off the existing record set in 2018.
The virus, which started in Wuhan, has caused a number of major events, including the Hong Kong Marathon, to be cancelled or postponed
The British runner battles Storm Brendan to claim victory in the famous UK race.
Oliver Palmer, Tom Foley, Hugh Gilum and Max Breet cross the Atlantic by oar in just 32 days, despite unfavourable conditions
There are few places on earth where it is possible to host an event where runners sail, kayak to shore and scale mountains
All boats must check in at Green Cape using marine phones or face disqualification but smoke from Australia’s bush fires weakens the signal
Southern Chinese city is one of nine confirmed venues for the next edition of the world’s most famous round-the-world race.
Skipper of Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag says he has a responsibility to the people on board and he’s not ‘jumping out of my skin’ to compete
Disaster sparked the largest peacetime rescue in UK history and changed sailing forever
Hong Kong-based Australian says he has accepted the heartache will remain – 16 months after the incident
The Sun Hung Kai-sponsored Hong Kong boat won one leg and finished second in another last time despite limited preparation
Hong Kong successfully hosted the fleet after leg four of the previous race with local boat Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag taking line honours.
Microplastic content was recorded even in the remotest parts of the Southern Ocean in tests carried out during the previous round-the-world race
The next edition of the race will begin in Alicante in 2021 and come to Asia in early 2022