Offshore

Eleonora is an exact replica of the 1910 Herreshoff-designed Westward, one of the most famous and best known racing schooners in the world.

For this 2017 edition, ten women will be at the start and have no intention of letting their tickets go to waste.

The Marion Bermuda Race is the only US East coast offshore race which features a Celestial Navigation Classification with appropriate time credits.

McDonald has done the race six times and was the Performance Director for Abu Dhabi in the last race.

UBOX was among one of the first entries and will start preparations for the 2018 race as early as possible.

Wendy Tuck has been named as one of the twelve Skippers for the 2017-18 edition of the eleven month, 40,000 nautical mile ocean adventure which starts in the UK in August.

When the race sets sail from Cowes on Sunday 6th August, close to 400 boats will make up the combined IRC and non-IRC fleets - the largest ever entry in the race's 92 year history and a significant step-up from 356 in the last race.

Greenhalgh returns for his fifth Volvo Ocean Race and second with MAPFRE.

Indian claimed line honours but the eventual handicap result will be decided in the protest room, with several requests for redress to be considered.

During the final fortnight of racing he had to ration himself to one meal a day and his attempts at fishing off the Azores were not enough to provide him with enough food.

After a four-month refit, the MACIF trimaran was relaunched in Lorient, on Wednesday, 8 March.

The boat, scheduled for completion in May, is identical to the current one-design fleet of seven Volvo Ocean 65s which competed in the 2014-15 edition.

The behind-the-scenes footage covers peak moments during the 628-nautical-mile course as well as interviews with key players.

Beyou joins two other vastly experienced offshore sailors in New Zealand’s Stu Bannatyne and Daryl Wislang on Dongfeng.

The first 11 rigs to be bend-tested for the 2014-15 race showed a discrepancy of just 1.4mm across the board while the weight of the masts varied by just 1.35kg, a difference of 0.32%.