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  • Malizia Finishes With A Flourish

    Malizia Finishes With A Flourish

    Team Malizia found a way to grab a last-minute win in leg 7 of The Ocean Race, saving the best for last.



    On the waters off the finish port of Genova, skipper Boris Herrmann and his crew boldly grabbed the leg lead in extremely light and variable conditions at 0600 UTC on Tuesday morning, by virtue of heading close to shore and picking up a gentle breeze along the coast.

    This allowed them to ease past Team Holcim-PRB, who had led for the majority of the leg
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  • WindWhisper Wins The VO65 Sprint Series

    WindWhisper Wins The VO65 Sprint Series



    WindWhisper Racing Team wins Stage 3 of The Ocean Race VO65 Sprint, their 3rd win in as many stages. The Polish boat logically also takes overall victory!






    WindWhisper Racing Team first VO65 at Genova!
    The Polish team skippered in this leg by Daryl Wislang crossed the line at 10h 27m 52s UTC in an elapsed time of 10 days 23 hours 17 minutes and 52 seconds.






    WindWhisper Racing Team won
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  • An Increase In Wind Lifts Spirits As Fleet Nears Straits Of Gilbralter

    WindWhisper Racing Team leads both fleets toward the Med and grabs Vasco da Gama Mirpuri Foundation Prize







    The Polish-flagged team has stretched away to a 90 mile lead, winning the Vasco da Gama Mirpuri Foundation Prize in the process...
    As skipper Daryl Wislang pushed his WindWhisper Racing Team across the line of 37-degress north latitude at 10:04 UTC on Wednesday morning, his team prepared to turn east towards the Strait of Gibraltar
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  • Malama Has Departed The Hague

    Malama Has Departed The Hague

    In brief:

    11th Hour Racing Team has left The Hague, The Netherlands, bound for Genoa, Italy.

    The “race-within-a-race” is now on for the team to deliver the boat to Genoa in time for the In-Port Race on July 1

    Routing for the 2,500 nautical mile delivery currently has team arriving on June 30
    
    Skipper, Enright: “We are very tight on time, but we will do everything we can to get to Genoa to join the rest of the fleet for
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  • A Rapid Recovery For Malama

    A Rapid Recovery For Malama

    The Hague, The Netherlands
    Sunday, June 18, 2023



    11th Hour Racing Team has announced its plan to deliver its 60-foot race boat, Mālama, to Genoa, Italy, after the huge collision during the inshore section of the Leg 7 start, which saw the team forced to retire from the final leg of The Ocean Race 2022-23. 11th Hour Racing Team’s boat was hit by competitor GUYOT environnement - Team Europe just 17 minutes into the start of the leg, on its port side, leaving
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  • Working Hard To Get Back In The Race

    Working Hard To Get Back In The Race



    It might be hard to believe, given the scale of disappointment felt yesterday but these images were taken just an hour after the team docked back into The Hague.
    "The team is okay. It's been a tough afternoon but the most important thing is that everyone's okay," says Team CEO Mark Towill. "In my opinion, we've got one of the best tech teams in the world, so they're diagnosing exactly where we're at so we can make a plan."
    When the going gets tough...
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  • On The Edge In Port Race Goes To GUYOT

    On The Edge In Port Race Goes To GUYOT

    GUYOT environnement-Team Europe lead the way in fast and furious foiling conditions
    A fantastic first win for the popular IMOCA team at the In Port Race in The Hague




    The Hague served up some of the best racing conditions the IMOCA fleet has seen in this edition of The Ocean Race on Tuesday afternoon. Bright sunshine and strong winds approaching 20 knots made for fast and furious foiling for the In-Port Race.

    Benjamin Dutreux’s GUYOT environnement
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  • 3 Boat Drag Race To The Hague

    3 Boat Drag Race To The Hague




    The result was in doubt until the final moments of leg 6, with 11th Hour Racing Team along with Team Holcim-PRB and Team Malizia racing within shouting distance of each other during most of Sunday morning.

    The final approach to The Hague required one short upwind section where the boats were crisscrossing within metres with each tack, but skipper Charlie Enright's 11th Hour Racing Team held their nerve and made the final turn south with a small lead they would manage...
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  • Kiel Flyby Attracts Big Turnout

    Kiel Flyby Attracts Big Turnout

    Friday Fly By in Kiel attracts enormous crowds to cheer on IMOCA fleet
    VO65 crews are racing south from Norway turning mark towards a Sunday arrival in The Hague




    The last time The Ocean Race was in Kiel was on 9 June, 2002, and the German team, illbruck, was being celebrated for winning the Volvo Ocean Race. In the crowd was a young German sailor beginning his career - Boris Herrmann - and the event made a lasting impression.

    “I used to...
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  • Leg 6 Begins In Fickle Wind

    Leg 6 Begins In Fickle Wind






    Aarhus start - IMOCAs are underway in very light conditions - VO65s racing to The Hague


    1850 local / 1650 UTC: According to the Race Committee there is 'zero' wind on the race course area at the moment. Therefore the second lap is cancelled and teams will be required to pass through the start line and the 'gate' between marks 1 and 2 before they are free to proceed onwards to Kiel.

    1830 local / 1630 UTC: It's slow but steady progress...
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  • Official Statement Regarding Kevin Escoffier

    Official Statement Regarding Kevin Escoffier






    As the IMOCA fleet arrived in Aarhus (overnight 28-29 May), The Ocean Race was made aware that an incident took place during the stopover in Newport.

    Our immediate concern has been with the safeguarding of any person who may have been impacted and we have, in this case, been assured by Team Holcim-PRB that safeguarding measures within their team are in place for this. We respect the right to privacy and have offered, and continue to offer, our full
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  • WindWhisperer And Biotherm Rule The Day In Aarhus

    WindWhisperer And Biotherm Rule The Day In Aarhus

    Biotherm and WindWhisper are the winners on a day of comebacks in Aarhus
    A great day of In Port racing in Aarhus highlighted by two comeback winners



    The sun was shining on Sunday, as it has been throughout the entire Aarhus stopover, and that meant a building sea breeze would be the order of the day for the In Port Racing programme.

    This marked the return of the VO65 class to The Ocean Race, as the fleet comes back to continue racing in the VO65 Sprint.
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  • Crew Change For Team Holcim PRB

    Crew Change For Team Holcim PRB




    On Saturday afternoon Team Holcim-PRB released its crew list for the racing in Aarhus.

    Benjamin Schwartz is joining the crew after Kevin Escoffier has decided to step down from the team for the remainder of The Ocean Race.

    The rest of the sailing team is Yoann Richomme, Abby Ehler and Martin Le Pape, with Georgia Schofield as the on board reporter.

    Escoffier is stepping away from the Race for personal reasons.

    At The Ocean
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  • Malama Claims Leg 5

    Malama Claims Leg 5

    11th Hour Racing Team win Leg 5, grab overall lead in The Ocean Race
    Team Holcim-PRB hold on for second place, with Team Malizia third...




    Skipper Charlie Enright's smile was as bright as the early morning sun in Aarhus, Denmark on Monday morning as he led his 11th Hour Racing Team to a first place finish in leg 5 of The Ocean Race.







    The win was doubly important; the transatlantic race is a double-points
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  • Hauling The Mail Across The North Atlantic

    Hauling The Mail Across The North Atlantic

    Pushing towards a record
    The leaders are screaming north at record-breaking pace...




    It's going to be an interesting 24-hours in The Ocean Race as the leading trio find themselves in strong downwind reaching conditions and 'relatively' flat water - a combination that could produce a new 24-hour distance record.







    11th Hour Racing Team, at the head of the fleet, is already posting a run of over 550 miles for
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