‘Gutted’

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Team Sanya suffered damage to part of their rigging early on Monday and are heading to a port in southern Madagascar in order to assess the damage and make a repair plan. No one has been injured and the crew are all safe. The temporary repair. Photo: Andres Soriano/Team Sanya Sanya noticed the damage to  … Read more

Groupama’s Rigging Package

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(Source: Carbo-Link) After achieving a third place finish in the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race and without any issues with their Carbo-Link supplied rigging, it is time to have a close look into the details behind Groupama’s Carbo-Link Rigging package.Groupama 4, designed by the Franco-Argentinean architect Juan Kouyoumdjian, was optimised by the Groupama  … Read more

Mast Break – Part 1

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The PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG team suffered a broken mast onboard PUMA’s Mar Mostro in the South Atlantic Ocean on November 21, 2011, 17 days after the start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 from Alicante, Spain. Today, they released part one of their story – check it:

Maintenance Mode

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A slow start to Leg 2 allows the crew plenty of time to get stuck into maintenance and checking. Just as well as the next big blow is looming up ahead. Photo: Hamish Hooper, Camper ETNZ / VOR  Photo: Andres Soriano, Team Sanya / VOR Photo: Nick Dana, ADOR / VOR

Dismissed – again.

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International Jury dismisses Groupama protest  PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race The International Jury has dismissed the protest of Groupama sailing team against CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand. Groupama lodged the protest, once again related to the forestay and rigging set-up on CAMPER, at the end of Leg 1. The International Jury decided after a  … Read more

The drama continues some more…

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International Jury will hear Groupama protest PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race (Source: Volvo Ocean Race) The International Jury will hear in full the protest of Groupama sailing team against CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand after deciding it was valid. The International Jury heard from both sides and asked Groupama to submit video evidence by 2000  … Read more

Azzam rises again

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Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s Azzam is back in the water, her new rig is in place and skipper Ian Walker expects to be back sailing as early as this afternoon. IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race A team of experts has been working tirelessly on Azzam since the Volvo Open 70 arrived by  … Read more

Road trip

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Puma’s new rig has arrived in Cape Town after a mammoth trip all the way from Rhode Island – check out the pictures below – awesome effort. Mast leaves R.I., USA – Photo: eastbayri.com  Loading at JFK, Europe bound  Off-loading in J’burg – South Africa – Marc Bow / VOR Mast arrives at  … Read more

Nico Explains

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Chris Nicholson sets the record straight on what happened to Campers rigging on the final stage of Leg one: Hi all There’s been a bit of speculation and comment about what happened to our rig on the final approach to Cape Town at the end of leg one. I’ve seen some rather interesting comments that  … Read more