Best of 2008-09 (764 items)

    • VOR13712.jpg
    • Credit: Gustav Morin/Ericsson 3/Volvo Oc
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Gustav Morin/Ericsson 3/Volvo Ocean Race..Ericsson 3’s new bow piece is fitted and the team undertake final repairs before the boat is re-launched to continue leg 4 from Taiwan to Qingdao..The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, it will, for the first time, take in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Petersburg, Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles, visiting 11 ports over nine months, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews...For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries, please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images, please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org.
    • VOR13716.jpg
    • Credit: Gustav Morin/Ericsson 3/Volvo Oc
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Gustav Morin/Ericsson 3/Volvo Ocean Race..Ericsson 3’s new bow piece is fitted and the team undertake final repairs before the boat is re-launched to continue leg 4 from Taiwan to Qingdao..The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, it will, for the first time, take in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Petersburg, Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles, visiting 11 ports over nine months, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews...For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries, please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images, please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org.
    • VOR13730.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..Spectacular local entertainment at the Leg 4 Prizegiving of the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 in Qingdao, China..The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, it will, for the first time, take in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Petersburg, Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles, visiting 11 ports over nine months, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews...For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries, please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images, please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13579.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..Green Dragon's Media Crew member Guo Chuan, the only Chinese sailor in the Volvo Ocean Race, waves to the crowds assembled on Qingdao pier..In-port racing in the Volvo Ocean Race was postponed for the second time in Qingdao, China today. Although the visibility had improved since yesterday, there was still not enough wind. ..The Race Committee has rescheduled racing for tomorrow at 1020 local time (0220 GMT). If a race is unable to be held tomorrow, there will be the same schedule for Tuesday, however if no in-port race has started by 1600 local time on Tuesday, the in-port race in Qingdao will be cancelled. ..The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, it will, for the first time, take in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Petersburg, Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles, visiting 11 ports over nine months, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews...For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries, please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images, please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13719.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only,please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race....Heavy fog threatens to interrupt the Volvo Ocean Race Qingdao In-Port Race....The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain,on 4 October 2008,it will,for the first time,take in Cochin,India,Singapore and Qingdao,China before finishing in St Petersburg,Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles,visiting 11 ports over nine months,the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews.....For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries,please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images,please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13534.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..In-port racing in the Volvo Ocean Race was postponed in Qingdao, China today, as deep fog descended on the race track. With little wind to speak of, it the Race Committee officially abandoned racing for the day 1610 local time (0810 GMT)..Although the weather forecast is for little improvement, the third in-port race in the Volvo Ocean Race has been rescheduled for tomorrow, replacing the scheduled Pro-Am race day. The start time will be published on www.volvooceanrace.org . ..The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, it will, for the first time, take in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Petersburg, Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles, visiting 11 ports over nine months, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews...For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries, please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images, please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • 12302.VOR13493.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race....Qingdao - China. Ericsson Racing Team Managing Director Richard Brisius....The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, it will, for the first time, take in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Petersburg, Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles, visiting 11 ports over nine months, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews.....For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries, please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images, please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13459.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..Ericsson 3 is moved by barge, down the coast of Taiwan from Keelung to Hualien where an 8 metre piece of the bow will be pulled out and replaced before they continue the remaining leg 4 joureny to Qingdao...The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, it will, for the first time, take in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Petersburg, Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles, visiting 11 ports over nine months, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews...For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries, please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images, please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13461.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..Skipper Magnus Olsson..Ericsson 3 is moved by barge, down the coast of Taiwan from Keelung to Hualien where an 8 metre piece of the bow will be pulled out and replaced before they continue the remaining leg 4 joureny to Qingdao...The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, it will, for the first time, take in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Petersburg, Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles, visiting 11 ports over nine months, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews...For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries, please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images, please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13428.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only,please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race....Green Dragon,skippered by Ian Walker (GBR) finishes 4th on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race in Qingdao,China. The Chinese/Irish boat crossed the finish line at 12:41:00 GMT. Onboard,capturing all the action,was Chinese media crew member Guo Chuan who was given a hero's welcome as the crew pulled alongside the dock.....The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain,on 4 October 2008,it will,for the first time,take in Cochin,India,Singapore and Qingdao,China before finishing in St Petersburg,Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles,visiting 11 ports over nine months,the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews.....For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries,please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images,please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13404.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only,please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race....Green Dragon,skippered by Ian Walker (GBR) (pictured) finishes 4th on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race in Qingdao,China. The Chinese/Irish boat crossed the finish line at 12:41:00 GMT. Onboard,capturing all the action,was Chinese media crew member Guo Chuan who was given a hero's welcome as the crew pulled alongside the dock.....The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain,on 4 October 2008,it will,for the first time,take in Cochin,India,Singapore and Qingdao,China before finishing in St Petersburg,Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles,visiting 11 ports over nine months,the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews.....For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries,please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images,please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13397.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only,please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race....(l-r) Media Crew Member Guo Chuan (CHI) and skipper Ian Walker (GBR)....Green Dragon,skippered by Ian Walker (GBR) finishes 4th on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race in Qingdao,China. The Chinese/Irish boat crossed the finish line at 12:41:00 GMT. Onboard,capturing all the action,was Chinese media crew member Guo Chuan who was given a hero's welcome as the crew pulled alongside the dock.....The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain,on 4 October 2008,it will,for the first time,take in Cochin,India,Singapore and Qingdao,China before finishing in St Petersburg,Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles,visiting 11 ports over nine months,the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews.....For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries,please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images,please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13416.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only,please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race....Green Dragon,skippered by Ian Walker (GBR) finishes 4th on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race in Qingdao,China. The Chinese/Irish boat crossed the finish line at 12:41:00 GMT. Onboard,capturing all the action,was Chinese media crew member Guo Chuan who was given a hero's welcome as the crew pulled alongside the dock.....The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain,on 4 October 2008,it will,for the first time,take in Cochin,India,Singapore and Qingdao,China before finishing in St Petersburg,Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles,visiting 11 ports over nine months,the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews.....For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries,please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images,please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13415.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race....Green Dragon, skippered by Ian Walker (GBR) finishes 4th on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race in Qingdao, China. The Chinese/Irish boat crossed the finish line at 12:41:00 GMT. Onboard, capturing all the action, was Chinese media crew member Guo Chuan who was given a hero's welcome as the crew pulled alongside the dock.....The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, it will, for the first time, take in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Petersburg, Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles, visiting 11 ports over nine months, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews.....For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries, please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images, please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13330.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race..Ericsson 4, skippered by Torben Grael (BRA), finishes third, on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Singapore to Qingdao, China at 09:04:00 GMT..Torben Grael brought Ericsson 4 alongside just under an hour later, to claim six points for third place. Grael said:..“This leg has been very hard on the boats, but our boat has taken it well and at least we got here, but you are never sure. The crew has been perfect.”..The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, it will, for the first time, take in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Petersburg, Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles, visiting 11 ports over nine months, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews...For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries, please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images, please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13332.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only,please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race....Ericsson 4,skippered by Torben Grael (BRA),finishes third,on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race,from Singapore to Qingdao,China at 09:04:00 GMT....Torben Grael brought Ericsson 4 alongside just under an hour later,to claim six points for third place. Grael said:....“This leg has been very hard on the boats,but our boat has taken it well and at least we got here,but you are never sure. The crew has been perfect.”....The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain,on 4 October 2008,it will,for the first time,take in Cochin,India,Singapore and Qingdao,China before finishing in St Petersburg,Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles,visiting 11 ports over nine months,the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews.....For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries,please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images,please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13327.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..Ericsson 4, skippered by Torben Grael (BRA), finishes third, on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Singapore to Qingdao, China at 09:04:00 GMT..Torben Grael brought Ericsson 4 alongside just under an hour after PUMA Ocean Racing, to claim six points for third place. Grael said:..“This leg has been very hard on the boats, but our boat has taken it well and at least we got here, but you are never sure. The crew has been perfect.”..The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, it will, for the first time, take in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Petersburg, Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles, visiting 11 ports over nine months, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews...For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries, please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images, please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13333.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only,please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race....Ericsson 4,skippered by Torben Grael (BRA),finishes third,on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race,from Singapore to Qingdao,China at 09:04:00 GMT....Torben Grael brought Ericsson 4 alongside just under an hour later,to claim six points for third place. Grael said:....“This leg has been very hard on the boats,but our boat has taken it well and at least we got here,but you are never sure. The crew has been perfect.”....The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain,on 4 October 2008,it will,for the first time,take in Cochin,India,Singapore and Qingdao,China before finishing in St Petersburg,Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles,visiting 11 ports over nine months,the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews.....For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries,please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images,please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13297.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race..Telefonica Blue, skippered by Bouwe Bekking (NED) (pictured), finishes first, on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Singapore to Qingdao, China at 07:00:25 GMT..In a leg that has been full of drama, bravery and courage, Bouwe Bekking and his men racing Telefónica Blue has pulled off their second leg win a row to take first place on the podium in Qingdao, China, after sailing immaculately...Shortly before crossing the finish in thick fog at 0700 GMT (1500 local time), after racing for 11 days, 2 hours and 26 seconds (11d:02h:00m:25s), Bekking said, “I feel far from comfortable. Even if it should go wrong, the guys should all feel like the moral winners of the leg, they sailed like champions.”..The eight points for the leg win, brings Telefónica Blue’s total score to 41.5 points, just 3.5 points behind race leader Ericsson 4. ..The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, it will, for the first time, take in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Petersburg, Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles, visiting 11 ports over nine months, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews...For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries, please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images, please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13343.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only,please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race....Watch Captain Sidney Gavignet (FRA)....PUMA Ocean Racing,skippered by Ken Read (USA),finishes second,on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race,from Singapore to Qingdao,China at 08:17:36 GMT....Kenny Read/USA,guided PUMA through the finish of Volvo Ocean Race leg four in Qingdao,China today at 0817 GMT (1617 local time) to claim second place after an unbelievable effort,which saw the team break their boom and drop anchor in the Philippines order to make repairs.....On arrival in Qingdao,PUMA’s skipper,Kenny Read said:.... “Our crew really became a team on this leg. We have really found our legs. After our problems we came back with an unbelievable effort. We came together.....The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain,on 4 October 2008,it will,for the first time,take in Cochin,India,Singapore and Qingdao,China before finishing in St Petersburg,Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles,visiting 11 ports over nine months,the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews.....For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries,please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images,please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13365.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race..Telefonica Blue, skippered by Bouwe Bekking (NED) (pictured), finishes first, on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Singapore to Qingdao, China at 07:00:25 GMT..In a leg that has been full of drama, bravery and courage, Bouwe Bekking and his men racing Telefónica Blue has pulled off their second leg win a row to take first place on the podium in Qingdao, China, after sailing immaculately...Shortly before crossing the finish in thick fog at 0700 GMT (1500 local time), after racing for 11 days, 2 hours and 26 seconds (11d:02h:00m:25s), Bekking said, “I feel far from comfortable. Even if it should go wrong, the guys should all feel like the moral winners of the leg, they sailed like champions.”..The eight points for the leg win, brings Telefónica Blue’s total score to 41.5 points, just 3.5 points behind race leader Ericsson 4. ..The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, it will, for the first time, take in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Petersburg, Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles, visiting 11 ports over nine months, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews...For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries, please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images, please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13179.jpg
    • Credit: Mikel Pasabant/Equipo Telefonica
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Mikel Pasabant/Telefonica Black/Volvo Ocean Race..Repairs continue for Telefonica Black in Subic Bay, Luzon Island, Philippines, after retiring from leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race with structural damage...The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, it will, for the first time, take in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Petersburg, Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles, visiting 11 ports over nine months, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews...For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries, please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images, please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13244.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Vol
    • For EDITORIAL USE only,please credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race....Navigator Andrew Cape planning the finish for PUMA Ocean Racing,into Qingdao....The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain,on 4 October 2008,it will,for the first time,take in Cochin,India,Singapore and Qingdao,China before finishing in St Petersburg,Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles,visiting 11 ports over nine months,the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews.....For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries,please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images,please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13232.jpg
    • Credit: Guy Salter/Ericsson 4/Volvo Ocea
    • For EDITORIAL USE only,please credit: Guy Salter/Ericsson 4/Volvo Ocean Race....Ericsson 4 in rough weather,on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race,from Singapore to Qingdao,China....The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain,on 4 October 2008,it will,for the first time,take in Cochin,India,Singapore and Qingdao,China before finishing in St Petersburg,Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles,visiting 11 ports over nine months,the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews.....For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries,please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images,please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13234.jpg
    • Credit: Guy Salter/Ericsson 4/Volvo Ocea
    • For EDITORIAL USE only,please credit: Guy Salter/Ericsson 4/Volvo Ocean Race....Phil Jameson in his survival suit,onboard Ericsson 4,on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race,from Singapore to Qingdao,China....The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain,on 4 October 2008,it will,for the first time,take in Cochin,India,Singapore and Qingdao,China before finishing in St Petersburg,Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles,visiting 11 ports over nine months,the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews.....For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries,please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images,please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13160.jpg
    • Credit: Gustav Morin/Ericsson 3/Volvo Oc
    • For EDITORIAL USE only,please credit: Gustav Morin/Ericsson 3/Volvo Ocean Race....Watch Captian Richard Mason (NZL)....Ericsson 3 are the latest to turn around on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race,giving up their second place and heading for Base Camp after structural damage saw them start to take on water. But a combination of emergency repair work and the bilge pumps have the situation under control,and they will be moored up in Taiwan very soon.....The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain,on 4 October 2008,it will,for the first time,take in Cochin,India,Singapore and Qingdao,China before finishing in St Petersburg,Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles,visiting 11 ports over nine months,the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews.....For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries,please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images,please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13154.jpg
    • Credit: Gustav Morin/Ericsson 3/Volvo Oc
    • For EDITORIAL USE only,please credit: Gustav Morin/Ericsson 3/Volvo Ocean Race....Skipper Magnus Olsson (SWE)....Ericsson 3 are the latest to turn around on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race,giving up their second place and heading for Base Camp after structural damage saw them start to take on water. But a combination of emergency repair work and the bilge pumps have the situation under control,and they will be moored up in Taiwan very soon.....The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain,on 4 October 2008,it will,for the first time,take in Cochin,India,Singapore and Qingdao,China before finishing in St Petersburg,Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles,visiting 11 ports over nine months,the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews.....For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries,please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images,please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13157.jpg
    • Credit: Gustav Morin/Ericsson 3/Volvo Oc
    • For EDITORIAL USE only,please credit: Gustav Morin/Ericsson 3/Volvo Ocean Race....Ericsson 3 are the latest to turn around on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race,giving up their second place and heading for Base Camp after structural damage saw them start to take on water. But a combination of emergency repair work and the bilge pumps have the situation under control,and they will be moored up in Taiwan very soon.....The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain,on 4 October 2008,it will,for the first time,take in Cochin,India,Singapore and Qingdao,China before finishing in St Petersburg,Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles,visiting 11 ports over nine months,the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews.....For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries,please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images,please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13155.jpg
    • Credit: Gustav Morin/Ericsson 3/Volvo Oc
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Gustav Morin/Ericsson 3/Volvo Ocean Race..Ericsson 3 are the latest to turn around on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, giving up their second place and heading for Base Camp after structural damage saw them start to take on water. But a combination of emergency repair work and the bilge pumps have the situation under control, and they will be moored up in Taiwan very soon...The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, it will, for the first time, take in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Petersburg, Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles, visiting 11 ports over nine months, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews...For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries, please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images, please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13158.jpg
    • Credit: Gustav Morin/Ericsson 3/Volvo Oc
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Gustav Morin/Ericsson 3/Volvo Ocean Race..Watch Captian Richard Mason (NZL)..Ericsson 3 are the latest to turn around on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, giving up their second place and heading for Base Camp after structural damage saw them start to take on water. But a combination of emergency repair work and the bilge pumps have the situation under control, and they will be moored up in Taiwan very soon...The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, it will, for the first time, take in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Petersburg, Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles, visiting 11 ports over nine months, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews...For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries, please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images, please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13149.jpg
    • Credit: Guy Salter/Ericsson 4/Volvo Ocea
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Guy Salter/Ericsson 4/Volvo Ocean Race..Ericsson 4 get a reef in, on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Singapore to Qingdao, China..The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, it will, for the first time, take in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Petersburg, Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles, visiting 11 ports over nine months, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews...For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries, please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images, please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13187.jpg
    • Credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Vo
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Volvo Ocean Race..Green Dragon changes to storn sails in rough weather on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Singapore to Qingdao, China..The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, it will, for the first time, take in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Petersburg, Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles, visiting 11 ports over nine months, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews...For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries, please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images, please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13177.jpg
    • Credit: Sander Pluijm/Team Delta Lloyd/V
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Sander Pluijm/Team Delta Lloyd/Volvo Ocean Race..Team Delta Lloyd taking shelter in Salomique Bay, Philippines. The Crew is working hard to repair the ripped mainsail on deck. Tine for lunch on deck, (l-r) Stu Wilson, Morgan White, Gerd-Jan Poortman ..The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, it will, for the first time, take in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Petersburg, Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles, visiting 11 ports over nine months, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews...For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries, please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images, please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13113.jpg
    • Credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Vo
    • For EDITORIAL USE only,please credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Volvo Ocean Race....Delta Lloyd at anchor in Salonague Bay,Philippines,on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race,from Singapore to Qingdao,China....The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain,on 4 October 2008,it will,for the first time,take in Cochin,India,Singapore and Qingdao,China before finishing in St Petersburg,Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles,visiting 11 ports over nine months,the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews.....For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries,please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images,please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13114.jpg
    • Credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Vo
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Volvo Ocean Race..Tom Braidwood leads the crew in repairing damage sustained in 50 knot winds, on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Singapore to Qingdao, China..The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, it will, for the first time, take in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Petersburg, Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles, visiting 11 ports over nine months, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews...For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries, please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images, please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13135.jpg
    • Credit: Gustav Morin/Ericsson 3/Volvo Oc
    • For EDITORIAL USE only,please credit: Gustav Morin/Ericsson 3/Volvo Ocean Race....Ericsson 3 getting closer to the Taiwan coast on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race,from Singapore to Qingdao,China....The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain,on 4 October 2008,it will,for the first time,take in Cochin,India,Singapore and Qingdao,China before finishing in St Petersburg,Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles,visiting 11 ports over nine months,the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews.....For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries,please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images,please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13121.jpg
    • Credit: Casey Smith/PUMA Ocean Racing/Vo
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Casey Smith/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race..Erle Williams onboard PUMA Ocean Racing, on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Singapore to Qingdao, China..The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, it will, for the first time, take in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Petersburg, Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles, visiting 11 ports over nine months, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews...For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries, please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images, please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13176.jpg
    • Credit: Sander Pluijm/Team Delta Lloyd/V
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Sander Pluijm/Team Delta Lloyd/Volvo Ocean Race..Team Delta Lloyd taking shelter in Salomique Bay, Philippines. The Crew is working hard to repair the ripped mainsail on deck. All the wet weather gear is drying on deck..The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, it will, for the first time, take in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Petersburg, Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles, visiting 11 ports over nine months, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews...For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries, please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images, please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13108.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Vol
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race..Sunrise as PUMA Ocean Racing prepare to leave safe anchorage of the Philippines to continue racing leg 4 to Qingdao, China..The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, it will, for the first time, take in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Petersburg, Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles, visiting 11 ports over nine months, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews...For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries, please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images, please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13103.jpg
    • Credit: Mikel Pasabant/Equipo Telefonica
    • For EDITORIAL USE only,please credit: Mikel Pasabant/Telefonica Black/Volvo Ocean Race....Telefonica Black in 50 knot winds near the Philippines,on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race,from Singapore to Qingdao,China....The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain,on 4 October 2008,it will,for the first time,take in Cochin,India,Singapore and Qingdao,China before finishing in St Petersburg,Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles,visiting 11 ports over nine months,the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews.....For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries,please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images,please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13092.jpg
    • Credit: Gabriele Olivo/Equipo Telefonica
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Gabriele Olivo/Telefonica Blue/Volvo Ocean Race..Pepe Ribes is holding hard while Xabier Fernandez is trying to go to windward..Telefonica Blue takes a battering in heavy storms, on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Singapore to Qingdao, China..The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, it will, for the first time, take in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Petersburg, Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles, visiting 11 ports over nine months, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews...For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries, please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images, please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org.
    • VOR13079.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Vol
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race..PUMA Ocean Racing, skippered by Ken Read (USA), breaks their boom in over 50 knots of wind and 20 feet high waves, on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Singapore to Qingdao, China. The crew were able to save two broken sections of the boom and are putting together a jury rig boom with which they intend to continue to race the remaining 1,100 miles. The team have sought shelter in a small harbour in the northern end of the Philippines, where they are waiting until the worst of the storm passes...The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, it will, for the first time, take in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Petersburg, Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles, visiting 11 ports over nine months, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews...For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries, please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images, please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13078.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Vol
    • For EDITORIAL USE only,please credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race....PUMA Ocean Racing,skippered by Ken Read (USA),breaks their boom in over 50 knots of wind and 20 feet high waves,on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race,from Singapore to Qingdao,China. The crew were able to save two broken sections of the boom and are putting together a jury rig boom with which they intend to continue to race the remaining 1,100 miles. The team have sought shelter in a small harbour in the northern end of the Philippines,where they are waiting until the worst of the storm passes.....The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain,on 4 October 2008,it will,for the first time,take in Cochin,India,Singapore and Qingdao,China before finishing in St Petersburg,Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles,visiting 11 ports over nine months,the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews.....For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries,please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images,please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13170.jpg
    • Credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Vo
    • For EDITORIAL USE only,please credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Volvo Ocean Race....The Green Dragon crew brave the storms,on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race,from Singapore to Qingdao,China....The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain,on 4 October 2008,it will,for the first time,take in Cochin,India,Singapore and Qingdao,China before finishing in St Petersburg,Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles,visiting 11 ports over nine months,the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews.....For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries,please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images,please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13089.jpg
    • Credit: Sander Pluijm/Team Delta Lloyd/V
    • For EDITORIAL USE only,please credit: Sander Pluijm/Team Delta Lloyd/Volvo Ocean Race....At 0715 GMT,Delta Lloyd (Roberto Bérmudez/ESP pictured) turns back from the Luzon Strait for the calmer waters of the coast to repair a damaged steering wheel,ripped mainsail and a damaged mast track. The team suspended racing at 1010 GMT,(under race rules for a minimum of 12 hours),and is currently anchored in harbour,in a bay just north of Vigan.....The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain,on 4 October 2008,it will,for the first time,take in Cochin,India,Singapore and Qingdao,China before finishing in St Petersburg,Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles,visiting 11 ports over nine months,the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews.....For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries,please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images,please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13137.jpg
    • Credit: Sander Pluijm/Team Delta Lloyd/V
    • For EDITORIAL USE only,please credit: Sander Pluijm/Team Delta Lloyd/Volvo Ocean Race....Team Delta Lloyd ripped the leach of the mainsail in 40 knots of wind and 5 meter high waves. They had to put up a stormjib and a trysail,while surging for a bay to do the repairs on the main.....The main ripped as the trysail is taken down by Martin Watts while Delta Lloyd arrives in the bay....The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain,on 4 October 2008,it will,for the first time,take in Cochin,India,Singapore and Qingdao,China before finishing in St Petersburg,Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles,visiting 11 ports over nine months,the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews.....For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries,please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images,please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13166.jpg
    • Credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Vo
    • For EDITORIAL USE only,please credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Volvo Ocean Race....Ian Budgen/GBR helmsman/trimmer....The Green Dragon crew brave the storms,on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race,from Singapore to Qingdao,China....The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain,on 4 October 2008,it will,for the first time,take in Cochin,India,Singapore and Qingdao,China before finishing in St Petersburg,Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles,visiting 11 ports over nine months,the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews.....For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries,please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images,please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13095.jpg
    • Credit: Gabriele Olivo/Equipo Telefonica
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Gabriele Olivo/Telefonica Blue/Volvo Ocean Race..Pablo Arrarte trying to hide from the wave ..Telefonica Blue takes a battering in heavy storms, on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Singapore to Qingdao, China..The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, it will, for the first time, take in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Petersburg, Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles, visiting 11 ports over nine months, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews...For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries, please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images, please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org.
    • VOR13063.jpg
    • Credit: Gabriele Olivo/Equipo Telefonica
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Gabriele Olivo/Telefonica Blue/Volvo Ocean Race..Jordi Calafat looking for the gust while trimming the traveller, onboard Telefonica Blue, on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Singapore to Qingdao, China..The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, it will, for the first time, take in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Petersburg, Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles, visiting 11 ports over nine months, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews...For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries, please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images, please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org.
    • VOR13049.jpg
    • Credit: Guy Salter/Ericsson 4/Volvo Ocea
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Guy Salter/Ericsson 4/Volvo Ocean Race..Ryan Godfrey repairing sails onboard Ericsson 4, on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Singapore to Qingdao, China..The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, it will, for the first time, take in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Petersburg, Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles, visiting 11 ports over nine months, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews...For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries, please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images, please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13044.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Vol
    • For EDITORIAL USE only,please credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race....Shannon Falcone takes a break for dinner,onboard il mostro,on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race,from Singapore to Qingdao,China....The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain,on 4 October 2008,it will,for the first time,take in Cochin,India,Singapore and Qingdao,China before finishing in St Petersburg,Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles,visiting 11 ports over nine months,the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews.....For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries,please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images,please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13045.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Vol
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race..The crew of il mostro drag sails up on deck, on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Singapore to Qingdao, China..The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, it will, for the first time, take in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Petersburg, Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles, visiting 11 ports over nine months, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews...For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries, please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images, please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13046.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Vol
    • For EDITORIAL USE only,please credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race....Justin ferris and Shannon Falcone reparing sails onboard il mostro,on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race,from Singapore to Qingdao,China....The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain,on 4 October 2008,it will,for the first time,take in Cochin,India,Singapore and Qingdao,China before finishing in St Petersburg,Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles,visiting 11 ports over nine months,the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews.....For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries,please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images,please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13043.jpg
    • Credit: Gabriele Olivo/Equipo Telefonica
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Gabriele Olivo/Telefonica Blue/Volvo Ocean Race..Stacking for Pepe Ribes onboard Telefonica Blue, on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Singapore to Qingdao, China..The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, it will, for the first time, take in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Petersburg, Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles, visiting 11 ports over nine months, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews...For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries, please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images, please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org.
    • VOR13047.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Vol
    • For EDITORIAL USE only,please credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race....Justin Ferris and Shannon Falcone reparing sails onboard il mostro,on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race,from Singapore to Qingdao,China....The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain,on 4 October 2008,it will,for the first time,take in Cochin,India,Singapore and Qingdao,China before finishing in St Petersburg,Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles,visiting 11 ports over nine months,the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews.....For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries,please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images,please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13051.jpg
    • Credit: Guy Salter/Ericsson 4/Volvo Ocea
    • For EDITORIAL USE only,please credit: Guy Salter/Ericsson 4/Volvo Ocean Race....Ryan Godfrey repairing sails onboard Ericsson 4,on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race,from Singapore to Qingdao,China....The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain,on 4 October 2008,it will,for the first time,take in Cochin,India,Singapore and Qingdao,China before finishing in St Petersburg,Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles,visiting 11 ports over nine months,the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews.....For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries,please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images,please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR13003.jpg
    • Credit: Gabriele Olivo/Equipo Telefonica
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Gabriele Olivo/Telefonica Blue/Volvo Ocean Race..Iker Martinez lookong for the wind while Bouwe Bekking is driving, on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Singapore to Qingdao, China..The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, it will, for the first time, take in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Petersburg, Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles, visiting 11 ports over nine months, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews...For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries, please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images, please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR12997.jpg
    • Credit: Guy Salter/Ericsson 4/Volvo Ocea
    • For EDITORIAL USE only,please credit: Guy Salter/Ericsson 4/Volvo Ocean Race....Ryan Godfrey dropping the jib onboard Ericsson 4,at the start of leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race....The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain,on 4 October 2008,it will,for the first time,take in Cochin,India,Singapore and Qingdao,China before finishing in St Petersburg,Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles,visiting 11 ports over nine months,the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews.....For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries,please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images,please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR12875.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only,please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race....Ericsson 4,skippered by Torben Grael (BRA) at the start of leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race,from Singapore to Qingdao,China....The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain,on 4 October 2008,it will,for the first time,take in Cochin,India,Singapore and Qingdao,China before finishing in St Petersburg,Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles,visiting 11 ports over nine months,the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews.....For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries,please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images,please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org
    • VOR12878.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only,please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race....PUMA Ocean Racing,skippered by Ken Read (USA) at the start of leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race,from Singapore to Qingdao,China....The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain,on 4 October 2008,it will,for the first time,take in Cochin,India,Singapore and Qingdao,China before finishing in St Petersburg,Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles,visiting 11 ports over nine months,the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews.....For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org. For all photographic enquiries,please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org. For further images,please go to http://images.volvooceanrace.org