Team Sanya, the Volvo Ocean Race's first-ever Chinese entry, have announced their official retirement from Leg 1, after sustaining serious damage to the bow of their boat, soon after leaving Alicante, Spain for Cape Town, South Africa.
The 12th edition of the Volvo Ocean Race will take place in 2014-2015 after Volvo Car Corporation and Volvo Group on October 29 reaffirmed their long-term commitment to the world's premier offshore sailing event. Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad announced the broad timetable just as the fleet prepared for the opening in-port race in the 2011-12 edition, starting in Alicante, Spain.
The winner of the 2011-12 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race Game, which enables online players to race a virtual Volvo Open 70 around the world following the course of the actual race, will drive away in a brand new Volvo XC60 car.
Alicante, Spain - The escalating security problem caused by piracy in the Indian Ocean has forced Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 organisers to redraw the second and third leg routes in the 39,000 nautical mile round-the-world challenge.
China launched its first ever sole entry in the Volvo Ocean Race on June 17th and announced that one of the world's leading sailors would helm its Team Sanya for the gruelling nine-month, 39,270 mile challenge beginning in October.
Volvo Car Corporation jointly promotes a number of major global sponsorship projects with Volvo Group and Volvo Car Corporation - Sponsorship oversees the strategic interests of Volvo Car Corporation, both from a headquarters standpoint and on behalf of its markets worldwide.
Materials and colours that turn your thoughts to the sea. Design details inspired by life on board a boat. Tradition continues when, for the fourth time in its history, Volvo Cars’ Special Vehicles Division launches a specially designed model range with a sail racing theme – the new Volvo Ocean Race edition.
The Volvo Ocean Race is one of the most demanding team sporting events in the world. It generates enormous media coverage and offers a unique chance for race partners and sponsors to meet customers without the presence of competitors. From a business point of view it is a goldmine of opportunities.