What does Ocean race mean in Volvo?

What does Ocean race mean in Volvo?

The Volvo Ocean Race is a round the world yacht race featuring nine offshore racing legs. It starts on the 12th of November 2005 in Vigo, Spain. An inshore race at each of the main stopover ports will also be included in the 2005–2006 event.

How many boats are in the Volvo Ocean Race?

167 boats and 2030 sailors have taken part in 12 editions of the race. 29 boats took part in the 1981-82 race – the largest fleet ever. 43 different nationalities have been represented by sailing crew. 467 crew from the UK have taken part in the race – the highest number from any nation around the world.

Is Tracy Edwards married?

She is single, and has a daughter (aged 14 in 2014).

How often is the Volvo Ocean Race?

every three years
Volvo Ocean Race has been the longest professional sporting event in the world. Sailing’s toughest around-the-world yacht race and the ultimate test of a team in professional sport was held every three years.

How long is Volvo Ocean Race?

45,000 nautical miles
Over four decades it has kept an almost mythical hold over some of the greatest ever sailors – and the 2017-18 edition will take the teams 45,000 nautical miles around the world, across four oceans, touching six continents and 12 landmark Host Cities.

Who owns the Ocean Race?

The Ocean Race 1973 SLU is a Spanish company led by Richard Brisius, Johan Salén and Jan Litborn. In 2018, it became the new owner of The Ocean Race. As a successor company to Atlant Ocean Racing, it has taken over the Volvo Ocean Race from Volvo Group and Volvo Cars, the co-owners of the event for the past 20 years.

What is the top speed of a racing yacht?

Larger racing yachts can easily reach speeds up to 15 knots (17 mph or 28 km/h), with an average cruising speed between 6-8 knots (7-9 mph). Cruising speeds of over 8 knots are uncommon. Different types of sailboats reach very different speeds.

How old is Tracey Edwards?

59 years (September 5, 1962)Tracy Edwards / Age

What does Tracy Edwards do now?

Tracy is Patron of, fundraises for and supports a number of small but effective charities who facilitate the education of girls around the globe. Once restored she will sail around the world raising funds for girls’ education.

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How do I join the Volvo Ocean Race?

As with most sailing teams, there is no application process as such to be a Volvo Ocean Race sailor. Instead, sailors are usually recommended or approached because of the experience and skills they could bring to a team. In most cases, there is then a trials process before the final team is selected.

What is the most famous sailboat race in the world?

The Clipper Race is one of the biggest challenges of the natural world and an endurance test like no other. With no previous sailing experience necessary, it’s a record-breaking 40,000 nautical mile race around the world on a 70-foot ocean racing yacht.

  • September 10, 2022