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(...)

Olympic medalist Annalise Murphy competing on her foiling Moth class dinghy at the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

With the next Olympic Games in Japan still three years away, Ireland’s Annalise Murphy is being trialled as a crew-member in the forthcoming Volvo Oc(...)

Justin Slattery: shaved an hour off the record time from LA to Hawaii aboard Lloyd Thornburg’s MOD70 Phaedo Three. Photograph:  Matt Knighton/Getty Images

In a much-promised shake-up of the world’s top ocean race, a new foiling offshore design has been announced for the 2020 edition of the Volvo Ocean Ra(...)

Volvo Ocean Race extravaganza attracted up to 500,000 visitors to Galway during the nine-day festival.

The company behind the 2012 Volvo Ocean Race finale in Galway has written off more than €1 million in debts owed to businesses that provided services (...)

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