Leg 8 from Itajai to Newport, day 1 on board Turn the Tide on Plastic. 22 April, 2018. The team working hard on the bow.

We’ve had a good week, everyone is in good form on the boat and just in the last day we had decent wind for the first time in this eighth stage of the(...)

John Fisher about to head out on deck of Scallywag during leg seven of the Volvo Ocean Race  from Auckland to Itajai, Brazil, on   March 24th

With the remaining six boats competing in the Volvo Ocean Race safely past the notorious Cape Horn, the seventh boat that crew member John Fisher was (...)

Leg six to Auckland, day 18: Annalise Murphy on board Turn the Tide on Plastic

We are gutted. Having worked incredibly hard over the last three weeks since starting the sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Hong Kong, our effort(...)

Annalise Murphy on board Turn the Tide on Plastic  during Leg 6 to Auckland

I am now a new person. After six days wearing the same thermal underlayer, I’ve switched to my next dry set and the difference is amazing – you know (...)

Turn the Tide on Plastic during the taxing Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Melbourne to Hong Kong. Photograph: Brian Carlin/Volvo Ocean Race

Note to self: taking a bus tour to Hong Kong’s highest peak to admire the view then walking 12k back to the city after spending three weeks at sea in (...)

Alex Gough on the wheel surfing the waves on board Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag during the leg from Melbourne to Hong Kong. Photograph:  Konrad Frost/Volvo Ocean Race

Of all the things that might possibly happen during the Volvo Ocean Race, falling overboard is probably my number one nightmare. Potentially hundreds (...)

The Turn the Tide on Plastic photographed from a drone. Photograph:   Brian Carlin/Volvo Ocean Race

What a difference a week makes! After starting out on the 6,000 nautical mile fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Melbourne to Hong Kong in strong(...)

Damian Foxall of Vestas 11th Hour Racing  arriving in Lisbon after the first leg of  the Volvo Ocean Race. Photograph:  Jesus Renedo

In one of several signs of things to come, Ireland’s Damian Foxall is not currently racing in the Volvo Ocean Race second leg that is preparing to cro(...)

Annalise Murphy on board Turn the Tide on Plastic during Stage One  of the Volvo Ocean Race from Alicante to Lisbon. Photograph: Jen Edney/Volvo Ocean Race

We’re somewhere in the Atlantic and lying mid-fleet on our way to Lisbon via Madeira on Stage One of the Volvo Ocean Race. It’s a little less windy n(...)

Olympic medallist Annalise Murphy competes at the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta. File photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

With three weeks remaining before the start of this year’s 72,000km Volvo Ocean Race, future plans for the event originally known as the Whitbread Rou(...)

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