MAPFRE Wins VOR Leg 4!

28FEB15 – Spanish Team MAPFRE won Leg 4 of the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race sliding over the finish line some 20 days after departing Sanya, China. This has to be the best sailed VOR event ever with spectacular sailing on the new Volvo 65 one-design ocean racing yachts. The VOR 65 is a complex, powerful […]

Team SCA Rocks!

Team SCA rocked-out today (02JAN15) taking first place in the in-port race of the Volvo Ocean Race (Abu Dhabi Stopover). Favoring the starboard side of the race course, the all female SCA crew established a lead position. Carolina Brouwer provided outstanding talent at the helm. Attempting for a better position in the fleet were Team Brunel and Team Abu Dhabi […]

SCA Volvo Ocean Race

SCA curtesy photo

This is not Caribbean sailing by any stretch, but we have been following the all female Volvo Ocean Race Team SCA for some time.   Team SCA is deep into crew training and preparation for the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race (VOR).  The company SCA should be admired for their efforts to sponsor this unique team […]

Old Leather

Old Leather

The boat to beat was illbruck on the 5th leg of the 2002 Volvo Ocean Race.  It was the Rio de Janeiro to Miami leg.  This was a memorable yachting event, but it seems like donkey years ago.  Other contestants come to mind like Assa Abloy and Suunto.  In the end, the Swedish boat Assa […]