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 (...)

Justin Slattery and his crew have two sprints left before they reach the Volvo Ocean Race finish line. Photograph: Epa

By the time you read this, leg seven of the Volvo Ocean Race will probably have ended and the six-boat fleet will be alongside in Lisbon. This is the(...)

 Ian Walker at the helm of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing during the the Volvo Ocean Race. Photograph: Getty Images

In what has become a hallmark of the new one-design boats in the Volvo Ocean Race, the fifth leg of the 39,000 nautical mile contest drew to a close a(...)

Justin Slattery drives Azzam through a wave in the Southern Ocean. Photograph: Matt Knighton/Volvo Ocean Race via Getty Images

This is it, the legendary Southern Ocean that has been the hallmark of the Volvo Ocean Race and Whitbreads before it. All six boats are now deep and a(...)

The Dongfeng race team during the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race last month.

Fresh from a offshore series win in the Middle East, Ireland’s Damian Foxall has arrived in New Zealand to join the Chinese-flagged Dongfeng team for(...)

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