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Volvo Ocean Race Winners-Skippers History Since 1973.

Volvo Ocean Race Winners-Skippers History Since 1973.




The Volvo Ocean Race usually knows as Whitbread Round the World Race is a Yacht race organized every 3 years.
Now this race is called its original owner a Swedish Automobile manufacturer Volvo Cars.
The 1st edition of Volvo Ocean Race was held in 1973-74
The Netherlands holds the record for most 3 wins, with Dutchman Conny van Rietschoten the only skipper to win (podium) the race two times.
The Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 covered 45,000 nautical miles, which is the longest route in the Volvo Ocean Race history..
Currently, in the 2017-18 Race, the Volvo Ocean 65 boats have been used.






Volvo Ocean Race champions, winners, podium-Skippers & boats-yachts, list.


Women's in the Volvo Ocean Race. :



The first all-female team ever to compete was Maiden, skippered by Tracy Edwards, back in 1989-90. The last time an all-female team competed in the race was in 2001-02 when Lisa Charles (now Lisa McDonald) skippered Amer Sports Too. 




The first all-female team ever to compete was Maiden, skippered by Tracy Edwards, back in 1989-90. The last time an all-female team competed in the race was in 2001-02 when Lisa Charles (now Lisa McDonald) skippered Amer Sports Too. 


After a gap of over a decade, the all-female crew of Team SCA was the first to team confirm their participation in the 2014-15 edition. Dee Caffari is the Only female to have sailed around the world non-stop three times & Still-in, in the 2017-18 Race.

Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 Teams.






Boat          ------       Skipper (Country)

____________________________________________________________________________________

AkzoNobel     --    Simeon Tienpont (Ned)

Dongfeng    --     Charles Caudrelier (Fra)

Mapfre    --      Xabi Fernandez (Spa)

Vestas 11th Hour    --      Charlie Enright (US)

Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag      --      David Witt (Aus)

Turn The Tide On Plastic    --      Dee Caffari (GB)

Brunel       --       Bouwe Bekking (Ned)





Overall Results (after 10 of 11 legs)

1. Team Brunel (NED), Bouwe Bekking (NED), 65 points
1. MAPFRE (ESP), Xabi Fernández (ESP), 65
3. Dongfeng Race Team (CHN), Charles Caudrelier (FRA), 64*



Winner Take All Leg 11 Begins Leg 11 of the race from Sweeden to the Netherlands starts on June 21. It is the final leg of the race. The race will finish on June 30.








Here All-Time Podiums, Skippers-Winners & Yacht-Boats of Volvo Ocean Race Since 1973 to 2017-18 present...





 Race 1: Volvo Ocean Race 1973-74

Distance: 27,000nm
Boat: Sayula II
Skipper: Ramón Carlin (MEX)



Race 2: Volvo Ocean Race 1977-78

Distance: 26,780mn
Boat: Flyer
Skipper: Conny van Rietschoten (NED)



Race 3: Volvo Ocean Race 1981-82

Distance: 26,095nm
Boat: Flyer
Skipper: Conny van Rietschoten (NED)



Race 4: Volvo Ocean Race 1985-86

Distance:26,740nm
Boat: L'Esprit d'Equipe
Skipper: Lionel Péan (FRA)



Race 5: Volvo Ocean Race 1989-90

Distance: 32,018nm
Boat: Steinlager 2
Skipper: Peter Blake (NZL)



Race 6: Volvo Ocean Race 1993-94

Distance: 31,975nm
Boat:New Zealand Endeavour (Maxi class)
Skipper: Grant Dalton (NZL)



Race 6: Volvo Ocean Race 1993-94

Distance: 31,975nm
Boat: Yamaha
(Whitbread 60 class
) Skipper: Ross Field (NZL)



Race 7: Volvo Ocean Race 1997-98

Distance: 31,600nm
Boat: EF Language
Skipper: Paul Cayard (USA)



Race 8: Volvo Ocean Race 2001-2

Distance: 32,700 nm
Boat: Illbruck
Skipper: John Kostecki (USA)



Race 9: Volvo Ocean Race 2005-06

Distance: 31,350 nm
Boat: ABN AMRO ONE Skipper: Mike Sanderson (NZL)



Race 10: Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09

Distance: 37,000 nm
Boat: Ericsson 4
Skipper: Torben Grael (BRA)



Race 11: Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12

Distance: 39,270 nm
Boat: Groupama 4
Skipper: Franck Cammas (FRA)



Race 12: Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15
Distance: 38,739 nm
Boat: Azzam
Skipper: Ian Walker (United Kingdom)



Race 13: Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18
Distance: 45, 000 nm
Boat: TBD
Skipper: TBD



Race 14: Volvo Ocean Race 2020-21

Distance: 45, 000 nm
Boat: TBD
Skipper: TBD



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