What is the Volvo Ocean Race now called?

What is the Volvo Ocean Race now called?

The Ocean Race is a yacht race around the world, held every three or four years since 1973….The Ocean Race.

Formerly Whitbread Round the World Race (1973–2001), Volvo Ocean Race (2001–2019)
First held 1973
Yachts used Volvo Ocean 65 IMOCA Open 60 (Since 2021)
Start 2023: Alicante, Spain
Finish 2023: Genoa, Italy

Does Volvo still sponsor The Ocean Race?

Last year, longtime title sponsor Volvo Motor Group announced that it had sold the race, but would remain on as a premium race partner. A Spanish company called The Ocean Race 1973 SLU now owns the iconic event.

How much does a racing yacht cost?

In the world of competitive sailing, and more specifically the world’s richest boat race, open check books, cutting-edge technology and potential death is all fair game. Adventure publication Outside reports that each boat can cost anywhere between US$8 million and US$10 million to construct.

What happened Maiden crew?

In 2014 Tracy discovered that Maiden had been abandoned in the pirate infested waters in the Indian Ocean. She set to work raising the funds to rescue her and bring her home to the UK to be restored to her former glory. Maiden was finally purchased in October 2016 and in by March 2017 she was on a ship to Southampton.

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.

Where is yacht Maiden now?

The last of these abandoned her in the Seychelles. She was brought back to England by Edwards in 2017 after a fundraising drive. After a major refit, the boat set off on a global voyage in 2018 to raise funds and awareness for girls’ education under the foundation “The Maiden Factor”.

How old is Tracy Edwards?

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