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Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
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Caption: For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..Telefonica Blue, skippered by Bouwe Bekking (NED) finish third on leg 10 in St Petersburg, crossing the line at 00:51:55 GMT..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 <A HREF="mailto:lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org">lizzie.ward@volvooceanrace.org</A>. For all photographic enquiries, please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email <A HREF="mailto:tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org">tim.stonton@volvooceanrace.org</A>. For further images, please go to <A HREF="http://images.volvooceanrace.org">http://images.volvooceanrace.org</A>
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    • VOR18996.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race...Winners of the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09, Ericsson 4, skippered by Torben Grael (BRA) are presented the Fighting Finish trophy ..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
    • VOR18927.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) finish third on leg 10 in St Petersburg, crossing the line at 00:51:55 GMT..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
    • VOR18863.jpg
    • Credit: jiang yongtao
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: jiang yongtao..Telefonica Black, skippered by Fernando Echavarri (ESP) finish first on leg 10 in St Petersburg, crossing the line at 00:41:25 GMT..PUMA Ocean Racing, skippered by Ken Read (USA) finish second on leg 10 in St Petersburg, crossing the line at 00:42:48 GMT..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
    • VOR18728.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..Stockholm departures for leg 10 to St Petersburg..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
    • VOR18755.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..The fleet get under way at the start of leg 10 from Stockholm to St Petersburg..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
    • VOR18756.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..The fleet get under way at the start of leg 10 from Stockholm to St Petersburg..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
    • VOR18554.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..Spinnakers up for the downwind leg of the in-port race in Stockholm..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
    • VOR18620.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..Perfect weather and hundreds of spectator boats turn out, for the Stockholm 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
    • VOR18640.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..Telefonica Blue, skippered by Bouwe Bekking (NED) finish first in the Stockholm 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
    • VOR18352.jpg
    • Credit: Gabriele Olivo/Telefonica Blue/V
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Gabriele Olivo/Telefonica Blue/Volvo Ocean Race..Telefonica shore crews work around the clock to fix the damage sustained when they ran aground at the start of leg 9..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
    • VOR18350.jpg
    • Credit: Gabriele Olivo/Telefonica Blue/V
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Gabriele Olivo/Telefonica Blue/Volvo Ocean Race..Telefonica shore crews work around the clock to fix the damage sustained when they ran aground at the start of leg 9..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
    • VOR18365.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race...Ericsson 3 and PUMA Ocean Racing in a duel for first place on leg 9 from Marstrand to Stockholm..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
    • VOR18303.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race...PUMA Ocean Racing at dawn on leg 9 from Marstrand to Stockholm..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
    • VOR18377.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race...Ericsson 3 and PUMA Ocean Racing in a duel for first place on leg 9 from Marstrand to Stockholm..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
    • VOR18258.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..Telefonica Black, skippered by Fernando Echavarri (ESP) at the start of leg 9 from Marstrand to Stockholm..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
    • VOR18242.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..The start of leg 9 from Marstrand to Stockholm..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
    • VOR18243.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..The start of leg 9 from Marstrand to Stockholm..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
    • VOR18247.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..The start of leg 9 from Marstrand to Stockholm..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
    • VOR18082.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) finish first on leg 8 from Galway to Marstrand, crossing the line at 02:57:19 GMT 11/06/09..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
    • VOR17934.jpg
    • Credit: © Ronald Koelink - foto-nautiek
    • © Ronald Koelink - foto-nautiek.nl..Ericsson 4, skippered by Torben Grael (BRA)..The Rotterdam Gate Race, was completed this morning as the fleet passed by the Netherlands...The gate race course was marked out by two rounding points requiring the fleet to complete a reaching loop. The idea was for the times set by the Volvo Open 70s to be logged and for professionals and amateurs to challenge those times when they were let loose on the course once the fleet had passed...The 70s completed the 3.6 nautical mile time trial in 20-25 knots with the wind at 220. Ericsson 3, labouring at the back of the fleet in the Leg 8 standings, set the fastest time of 12 minutes 40 seconds. Thereafter the order was PUMA (14:03), Telefonica Black (14:35), Telefonica Blue (14:56), Green Dragon (14:58), Delta Lloyd (15:03), Ericsson 4 (15:11)...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.
    • VOR17941.jpg
    • Credit: © Ronald Koelink - foto-nautiek
    • © Ronald Koelink - foto-nautiek.nl..PUMA Ocean Racing, skippered by Ken Read (USA)..The Rotterdam Gate Race, was completed this morning as the fleet passed by the Netherlands...The gate race course was marked out by two rounding points requiring the fleet to complete a reaching loop. The idea was for the times set by the Volvo Open 70s to be logged and for professionals and amateurs to challenge those times when they were let loose on the course once the fleet had passed...The 70s completed the 3.6 nautical mile time trial in 20-25 knots with the wind at 220. Ericsson 3, labouring at the back of the fleet in the Leg 8 standings, set the fastest time of 12 minutes 40 seconds. Thereafter the order was PUMA (14:03), Telefonica Black (14:35), Telefonica Blue (14:56), Green Dragon (14:58), Delta Lloyd (15:03), Ericsson 4 (15:11)...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.
    • VOR18207.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Vol
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race..Rob Salthouse, onboard PUMA Ocean Racing, on leg 9 from Marstrand to Stockholm..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
    • VOR18732.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Vol
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race..Counting down to the start of leg 10 from Stockholm to St Petersburg..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
    • VOR17904.jpg
    • Credit: Gustav Morin/Ericsson 3/Volvo Oc
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Gustav Morin/Ericsson 3/Volvo Ocean Race..Bowmen Martin Krite and Anders Dahlsjö keeping track of Ericsson 4, on leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Galway to Marstrand..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
    • VOR17990.jpg
    • Credit: huangjian/Green Dragon Racing/Vo
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Huang Jian/Green Dragon Racing/Volvo Ocean Race..Sailing past wind farms, on leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Galway to Marstrand..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
    • VOR17813.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..Green Dragon racing down the coast of Ireland on leg 8 from Galway to Marstrand..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
    • VOR17781.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race..The fleet surfing at 30 knots off the Blasket Islands West of Ireland, shortly after the start of leg 8 from Galway to Marstrand. ..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
    • VOR17742.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..Telefonica Blue, skippered by Bouwe Bekking (NED) at the start of leg 8 from Galway to Marstrand..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
    • VOR17722.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..The fleet blast out of Galway Bay with Ericsson 4 in the lead, at the start of leg 8 from Galway to Marstrand..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
    • VOR17751.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..PUMA Ocean Racing, skippered by Ken Read (USA) at the start of leg 8 from Galway to Marstrand..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
    • VOR17783.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race..Ericsson 4 surfing at 30 knots off the Blasket Islands West of Ireland, shortly after the start of leg 8 from Galway to Marstrand. ..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
    • VOR17787.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race..Ericsson 4 surfing at 30 knots off the Blasket Islands West of Ireland, shortly after the start of leg 8 from Galway to Marstrand. ..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
    • VOR17788.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race..Telefonica Blue surfing at 30 knots off the Blasket Islands West of Ireland, shortly after the start of leg 8 from Galway to Marstrand. ..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
    • VOR17851.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race..Ericsson 4 surfing at 30 knots off the Blasket Islands West of Ireland, shortly after the start of leg 8 from Galway to Marstrand. ..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
    • VOR17853.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race..Ericsson 4 surfing at 30 knots off the Blasket Islands West of Ireland, shortly after the start of leg 8 from Galway to Marstrand. ..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
    • VOR17862.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race..Green Dragon surfing at 30 knots off the Blasket Islands West of Ireland, shortly after the start of leg 8 from Galway to Marstrand. ..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
    • VOR17629.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..PUMA Ocean Racing, skippered by Ken Read (USA) come first in the In-port Race in Galway 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
    • VOR17467.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race...Teams take part in the In-port race practice in Galway 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
    • VOR17514.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race...Thousands of spectators gather at Salthill to watch the In-port race in Galway Bay, for 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
    • VOR17637.jpg
    • Credit: Vincent O'Brien
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Vincent O'Brien..PUMA Ocean Racing, skippered by Ken Read (USA) come first in the In-port Race in Galway 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
    • VOR17482.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..The In-Port Race Practice in Galway Bay, Ireland, during the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09...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
    • VOR17354.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) finish third on leg 7 from Boston to Galway, crossing the line at 02:31:18 GMT 24/05/09..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
    • VOR17278.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Vol
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race..Rough Seas onboard PUMA Ocean Racing, on leg 7 from Boston to Galway..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
    • VOR17091.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Vol
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race..Justin Ferris repairing sails, onboard PUMA Ocean Racing, on leg 7 from Boston to Galway..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
    • VOR17090.jpg
    • Credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Vo
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Volvo Ocean Race..Justin Slattery checks the sails, onboard Green Dragon, on leg 7 from Boston to Galway..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
    • VOR17036.jpg
    • Credit: Gabriele Olivo/Telefonica Blue/V
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Gabriele Olivo/Telefonica Blue/Volvo Ocean Race..The crew pick a route round the ice box, onboard Telefonica Blue, on leg 7 from Boston to Galway..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
    • VOR17005.jpg
    • Credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Vo
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Volvo Ocean Race..Rough weather and cold temperatures, onboard Green Dragon, on leg 7 from Boston to Galway..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
    • VOR16900.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..The Nor’ Easter tanker bears down on the windward mark of the race course with PUMA Ocean Racing behind, at the start of leg 7 from Boston to Galway..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
    • VOR16898.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..The Nor’ Easter tanker bears down on the windward mark of the race course as Delta Lloyd approaches, at the start of leg 7 from Boston to Galway..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
    • VOR16895.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..PUMA Ocean Racing, skippered by Ken Read (USA) at the start of leg 7 from Boston to Galway..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
    • VOR16937.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..Crowds gather in the race village at the start of leg 7 from Boston to Galway..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
    • VOR16572.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race...The fleet, covered in fog in the Boston in-port race at Fan Pier..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
    • VOR16662.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race..Crowds gather in the Boston Race Village during in-port and pro-am weekend..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
    • VOR17180.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race...Inport practice day, Ericsson 3..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
    • VOR16489.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..PUMA Ocean Racing Skipper Ken Read throws the first pitch at Fenway Park in Boston..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
    • VOR16466.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..The racing yachts are hauled out of the water for maintenance and repairs at Boston's Fan Pier at the end of Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09...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
    • VOR16354.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..Delta Lloyd, skippered by Roberto Bermudez (ESP) finish sixth on leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Rio de Janeiro to Boston, crossing the finish line at 10:10:29 GMT 27/04/09..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
    • VOR16328.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..PUMA Ocean Racing, skippered by Ken Read (USA) (pictured) finish fourth on leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Rio de Janeiro to Boston, crossing the finish line at 23:12:42 GMT 26/04/09..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
    • VOR16261.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) (pictured) finish first on leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Rio de Janeiro to Boston, crossing the finish line at 21:05:10 GMT 26/04/09..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
    • VOR16179.jpg
    • Credit: Gustav Morin/Ericsson 3/Volvo Oc
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Gustav Morin/Ericsson 3/Volvo Ocean Race..Anders Dahlsjon re-hydrating, onboard Ericsson 3, on leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Rio de Janeiro to Boston..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
    • VOR16193.jpg
    • Credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Vo
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Volvo Ocean Race..Dolphins leaping next to Green Dragon, on leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Rio de Janeiro to Boston..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
    • VOR16148.jpg
    • Credit: Anton Paz/Telefonica Black/Volvo
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Anton Paz/Telefonica Black/Volvo Ocean Race..Telefonica Black, on leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Rio de Janeiro to Boston..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
    • VOR16150.jpg
    • Credit: Anton Paz/Telefonica Black/Volvo
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Anton Paz/Telefonica Black/Volvo Ocean Race..Ontonio Cuervas onboard Telefonica Black, on leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Rio de Janeiro to Boston..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
    • VOR16021.jpg
    • Credit: Sander Pluijm/Team Delta Lloyd/V
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Sander Pluijm/Team Delta Lloyd/Volvo Ocean Race..David Pella trimming and Nick Bice helming onboard Delta Lloyd, going strong with 23 knots in 20 knots of breeze, on leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Rio de Janeiro to Boston..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
    • VOR15908.jpg
    • Credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Vo
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Volvo Ocean Race..Anthony Merrington trimming in rough weather, on leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Rio de Janeiro to Boston..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
    • VOR15912.jpg
    • Credit: Gabriele Olivo/Telefonica Blue/V
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Gabriele Olivo/Telefonica Blue/Volvo Ocean Race..Lots of spray hit the crew of Telefonica Blue, on leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Rio de Janeiro to Boston..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
    • VOR15887.jpg
    • Credit: Sander Pluijm/Team Delta Lloyd/V
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Sander Pluijm/Team Delta Lloyd/Volvo Ocean Race..Gerd-Jan Poortman and navigator Wouter Verbraak protect themselves from the psray by wearing ski masks, on leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Rio de Janeiro to Boston..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
    • VOR16059.jpg
    • Credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Vo
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Volvo Ocean Race..Green Dragon, on leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Rio de Janeiro to Boston..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
    • VOR15938.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Vol
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race..Michael Muller climbing the mast, on leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Rio de Janeiro to Boston..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
    • VOR15780.jpg
    • Credit: Gustav Morin/Ericsson 3/Volvo Oc
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Gustav Morin/Ericsson 3/Volvo Ocean Race..Richard Mason, keeping track of PUMA Ocean Racing, onboard Ericsson 3, on leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Rio de Janeiro to Boston..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
    • VOR15845.jpg
    • Credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Vo
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Volvo Ocean Race..Sail changes onboard Green Dragon, on leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Rio de Janeiro to Boston..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
    • VOR15786.jpg
    • Credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Vo
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Volvo Ocean Race..Andrew McLean reapiring ther mainsail, on leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Rio de Janeiro to Boston..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
    • VOR15752.jpg
    • Credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Vo
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Volvo Ocean Race..Damian Foxall applying sun cream onboard Green Dragon, on leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Rio de Janeiro to Boston..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
    • VOR15736.jpg
    • Credit: Gustav Morin/Ericsson 3/Volvo Oc
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Gustav Morin/Ericsson 3/Volvo Ocean Race..PUMA Ocean Racing chases Ericsson 3, on leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Rio de Janeiro to Boston..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
    • VOR15566.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race...Telefonica Black, skippered by Fernando Echavarri (ESP) at the start of leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Rio de Janeiro to Boston..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
    • VOR15611.jpg
    • Credit: Sally Collison/PUMA Ocean Racing
    • 11APR09 Leg 6 Start , Rio de Janeiro. PUMA Ocean Racing on the dock before the start of Lg 6 from Rio to Boston, 4900 nautical miles...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
    • VOR15671.jpg
    • Credit: Gabriele Olivo/Telefonica Blue/V
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Gabriele Olivo/Telefonica Blue/Volvo Ocean Race..PUMA Ocean Racing cross, at the start of leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Rio de Janeiro to Boston..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
    • VOR15587.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..Battling for position at the start of Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Rio de Janeiro to Boston. The fleet head out in light winds but a huge swell...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
    • VOR15595.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race...Delta Lloyd, skippered by Roberto Bermudez (ESP) at the start of leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Rio de Janeiro to Boston..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
    • VOR15931.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race...Ericsson 3, skippered by Magnus Olsson (SWE) at the start of leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Rio de Janeiro to Boston..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
    • VOR15943.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) at the start of leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Rio de Janeiro to Boston..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
    • VOR15945.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) at the start of leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Rio de Janeiro to Boston..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
    • VOR15992.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) at the start of leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Rio de Janeiro to Boston..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
    • VOR15295.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..Her Royal Highness Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden with skipper Torben Grael (BRA) and the crew of Ericsson 4 prior to the start of the Light In-port Race in the Volvo Ocean Race in Rio de Janeiro..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
    • VOR15182.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..Telefonica Blue, skippered by Bouwe Bekking (NED) finish fifth into Rio de Janeiro on leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race, crossing the line at 03:55:00 GMT 29/03/09..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
    • VOR15102.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) finish third into Rio de Janeiro on leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race, crossing the line at 04:27:00 GMT 27/03/09..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
    • VOR15071.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) (centre) finish second into Rio de Janeiro on leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race, crossing the line at 22:57:44 GMT 26/03/09, after 41 days at sea..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
    • VOR15072.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) finish second into Rio de Janeiro on leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race, crossing the line at 22:57:44 GMT 26/03/09, after 41 days at sea..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
    • VOR14995.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..Helmsman/Trimmer Thomas Johanson (FIN) is greeted by his son on the dock..Ericsson 3, skippered by Magnus Olsson (SWE) finish first into Rio de Janeiro on leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race, crossing the line at 10:37:57 GMT 26/03/09, after 41 days at sea..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
    • VOR14938.jpg
    • Credit: RJ Godfrey/Ericsson 4/Volvo Ocea
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: RJ Godfrey/Ericsson 4/Volvo Ocean Race..Ericsson 4, on leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Qingdao to Rio de Janeiro..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
    • VOR14946.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Vol
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race..Instrumentation showing slow progress, onboard PUMA Ocean Racing, on leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Qingdao to Rio de Janeiro..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
    • VOR14930.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Vol
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race..Erle Williams taking notes onboard PUMA Ocean Racing, on leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Qingdao to Rio de Janeiro..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
    • VOR14905.jpg
    • Credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/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
    • VOR14840.jpg
    • Credit: Gustav Morin/Ericsson 3/Volvo Oc
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Gustav Morin/Ericsson 3/Volvo Ocean Race..Eivind Melleby and Arve Roaas catch a fish, onboard Ericsson 3, on leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Qingdao to Rio de Janeiro..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
    • VOR14853.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Vol
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race..Sail repairs below decks, onboard PUMA Ocean Racing, on leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Qingdao to Rio de Janeiro..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
    • VOR14542.jpg
    • Credit: Gustav Morin Gustav Morin/Ericss
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Gustav Morin/Ericsson 3/Volvo Ocean Race..Navigator Aksel Magdahl checks the weather onboard Ericsson 3, on leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Qingdao to Rio de Janeiro..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
    • VOR14543.jpg
    • Credit: Gustav Morin Gustav Morin/Ericss
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Gustav Morin/Ericsson 3/Volvo Ocean Race..Engine Room checks onboard Ericsson 3, on leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Qingdao to Rio de Janeiro..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
    • VOR14569.jpg
    • Credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Vo
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Volvo Ocean Race..Wrapping up warm in the Southern Ocean onboard Green Dragon, on leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Qingdao to Rio de Janeiro..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
    • VOR14570.jpg
    • Credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Vo
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Volvo Ocean Race..Wrapping up warm in the Southern Ocean onboard Green Dragon, on leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Qingdao to Rio de Janeiro..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
    • VOR14725.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Vol
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race..Jerry Kirby grinding onboard PUMA Ocean Racing in the Southern Ocean, on leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Qingdao to Rio de Janeiro..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
    • VOR14448.jpg
    • Credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Vo
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Volvo Ocean Race..Damian Foxall, onboard Green Dragon, on leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Qingdao to Rio de Janeiro..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
    • VOR14326.jpg
    • Credit: Gabriele Olivo/Equipo Telefonica
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Gabriele Olivo/Telefonica Blue/Volvo Ocean Race..Average Wind Speed over 40Kn, gusts of up to 50Kn apparent, True Wind Speed 30-32Kn. The only protection is the helmet...Telefonica Blue approaching the Southern Ocean, on leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Qingdao to Rio de Janeiro..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.
    • VOR14327.jpg
    • Credit: Gabriele Olivo/Equipo Telefonica
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Gabriele Olivo/Telefonica Blue/Volvo Ocean Race..Average Wind Speed over 40Kn, gusts of up to 50Kn apparent, True Wind Speed 30-32Kn. The only protection is the helmet...Telefonica Blue approaching the Southern Ocean, on leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Qingdao to Rio de Janeiro..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.
    • VOR14324.jpg
    • Credit: Gabriele Olivo/Equipo Telefonica
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Gabriele Olivo/Telefonica Blue/Volvo Ocean Race..Michael Pammenter having a break during his watch, as Telefonica Blue approach the Southern Ocean, on leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Qingdao to Rio de Janeiro..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.
    • VOR14435.jpg
    • Credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Vo
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Volvo Ocean Race..Skipper Ian Walker, onboard Green Dragon, on leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Qingdao to Rio de Janeiro..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
    • VOR14284.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Vol
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race..Casey Smith making repairs, onboard PUMA Ocean Racing, on leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Qingdao to Rio de Janeiro..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
    • VOR14119.jpg
    • Credit: Gabriele Olivo/Equipo Telefonica
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Gabriele Olivo/Telefonica Blue/Volvo Ocean Race..Pablo Arrarte working the pit on Telefonica Blue, on leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Qingdao to Rio de Janeiro..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.
    • VOR14194.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Vol
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race..Sidney Gavignet gets the mainsail ready to reef, en route to Rio De Janeiro on leg 5 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
    • VOR14183.jpg
    • Credit: Gustav Morin/Ericsson 3/Volvo Oc
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Gustav Morin/Ericsson 3/Volvo Ocean Race..Sail changes onboard Ericsson 3, on leg 5 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
    • VOR14192.jpg
    • Credit: Gustav Morin/Ericsson 3/Volvo Oc
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Gustav Morin/Ericsson 3/Volvo Ocean Race..Ericsson 3 trimmer Martin Stromberg..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.
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    • Credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Vo
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Volvo Ocean Race..Tom Braidwood onboard Green Dragon, on leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Qingdao to Rio de Janeiro..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
    • VOR13903.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..Telefonica Blue, Skippered by Bouwe Bekking, undergoes emergency keel repairs overnight in Qingdao before commencing Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race, after the yacht hit a rock before the start. At over 12,000 miles, Leg 5 is the longest leg ever attempted in the history of the 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
    • VOR13862.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..Start Day for Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Qingdao, China, to Rio De Janeiro. At over 12,000 miles, Leg 5 is the longest leg ever attempted in the history of the 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
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    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..Ericsson 3 skippered by Magnus Olsson (SWE), finishes Leg 4 on start Day for Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Qingdao, China, to Rio De Janeiro. At over 12,000 miles, Leg 5 is the longest leg ever attempted in the history of the race..The team had to make a stop in Tawian to replace a section of theIr bow which was damaged during racing..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
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    • 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.
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
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    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • VOR12811.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..Green Dragon, skippered by Ian Walker (GBR) 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
    • VOR12956.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..Telefonica Blue, skippered by Bouwe Bekking (NED) 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
    • VOR12954.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..Ericsson 3, skippered by Magnus Olsson (SWE) 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
    • VOR12813.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/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
    • VOR12874.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race..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
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    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..Scouts from the Singapore Scout Movement visit the Volvo Ocean Race Village. As well as getting to see all of the activities in the village, the scouts got a chance to ask questions to the teams and take a tour of Green Dragon...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
    • VOR12765.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race..Race Village Singapore, School's Day Initiative: It was Schools Day at the Race Village today. There were two programmes under this initiative which children were involved in. The first is 'Articulate', a scheme for students to express their idea of Life at the Extreme via poems, paintings, photographs etc....The second is 'Adopt a Teaml', which is where each Volvo Open 70 team is being adopted by a school. The students have come up with inventions that they think will be helpful to the sailors while they are at sea...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
    • VOR12704.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..Telefonica Blue, skippered by Bouwe Bekking (NED) who finished 3rd overall..The fleet of Volvo Open 70's battle around the short course for the Singapore In-Port Races. ..The second in the series of seven in-port race events, the results of which count towards the overall result of the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 started at 0525 GMT, 1325 local time in a gusty 10 - 15 knot breeze. Both sides of the race course were lined with spectator boats for the first ever southeast Asia 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
    • VOR12557.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..Singapore official opening of the race village at the One Degree Marina Club in Sentosa Cove...The opening ceremony took place on the main stage in front of an audience of local dignitaries and celebrities and provided an opportunity to present the Volvo Ocean Race crews and skippers, who arrived by trishaw, to the Singapore public...The festivities culminated with a traditional 'Lion's eye dotting ceremony' where the guest of honour, Singapore's Trade and Industry Minister Lim Hng Kiang scared off evil spirits by opening the eyes of a Chinese lion - not a real lion - by dotting them with symbolic blood...The ceremony, accompanied by the sounds of a drum, gong and cymbal was followed by a traditional lion dance complete with an explosion of firecrackers and elaborate lighting display...The Minister welcomed the guests in the first of three speeches, followed by Knut Frostad, CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race and Kathryn Shih, UBS's Head of Wealth Management, Asia Pacific...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
    • VOR12548.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race..Singapore official opening of the race village at the One Degree Marina Club in Sentosa Cove...The opening ceremony took place on the main stage in front of an audience of local dignitaries and celebrities and provided an opportunity to present the Volvo Ocean Race crews and skippers, who arrived by trishaw, to the Singapore public...The festivities culminated with a traditional 'Lion's eye dotting ceremony' where the guest of honour, Singapore's Trade and Industry Minister Lim Hng Kiang scared off evil spirits by opening the eyes of a Chinese lion - not a real lion - by dotting them with symbolic blood...The ceremony, accompanied by the sounds of a drum, gong and cymbal was followed by a traditional lion dance complete with an explosion of firecrackers and elaborate lighting display...The Minister welcomed the guests in the first of three speeches, followed by Knut Frostad, CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race and Kathryn Shih, UBS's Head of Wealth Management, Asia Pacific...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
    • VOR12554.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..Singapore's Trade and Industry Minister Lim Hng Kiang..Singapore official opening of the race village at the One Degree Marina Club in Sentosa Cove...The opening ceremony took place on the main stage in front of an audience of local dignitaries and celebrities and provided an opportunity to present the Volvo Ocean Race crews and skippers, who arrived by trishaw, to the Singapore public...The festivities culminated with a traditional 'Lion's eye dotting ceremony' where the guest of honour, Singapore's Trade and Industry Minister Lim Hng Kiang scared off evil spirits by opening the eyes of a Chinese lion - not a real lion - by dotting them with symbolic blood...The Minister welcomed the guests in the first of three speeches, followed by Knut Frostad, CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race and Kathryn Shih, UBS's Head of Wealth Management, Asia Pacific...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
    • VOR12411.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..Green Dragon, skippered by Ian Walker (GBR) takes sixth place on leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race from India to Singapore, crossing the finish line at 22:49:36 GMT..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
    • VOR12319.jpg
    • Credit: Sander Pluijm/Team Delta Lloyd/V
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Sander Pluijm/Team Delta Lloyd/Volvo Ocean Race..Sunset onboard Delta Lloyd, on leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race from India to Singapore..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
    • VOR12296.jpg
    • Credit: Gabriele Olivo/Equipo Telefonica
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Gabriele Olivo/Telefonica Blue/Volvo Ocean Race..Xabier Fernandez being interviewed by Gabriele Olivo, onboard Telefonica Blue, on leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race from India to Singapore..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.
    • VOR12283.jpg
    • Credit: Guy Salter/Ericsson 4/Volvo Ocea
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Guy Salter/Ericsson 4/Volvo Ocean Race..Brad Jackson watching a storm cloud, onboard Ericsson 4, on leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race from India to Singapore..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
    • VOR12281.jpg
    • Credit: Guy Salter/Ericsson 4/Volvo Ocea
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Guy Salter/Ericsson 4/Volvo Ocean Race..Ericsson 4 watching a storm cloud, on leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race from India to Singapore..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
    • VOR12333.jpg
    • Credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Vo
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Guo Chuan/Green Dragon Racing/Volvo Ocean Race..The crew of Green Dragon rest whilst they can, on leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race from India to Singapore..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
    • VOR12222.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Vol
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race..Chris Nicholson onboard il mostro, on leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from India to Singapore..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
    • VOR12205.jpg
    • Credit: Guy Salter/Ericsson 4/Volvo Ocea
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Guy Salter/Ericsson 4/Volvo Ocean Race..Joao Signorini in the rain, onboard Ericsson 4, on leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race from India to Singapore...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
    • VOR12214.jpg
    • Credit: Sander Pluijm/Team Delta Lloyd/V
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Sander Pluijm/Team Delta Lloyd/Volvo Ocean Race..Bowman Morgan White changing the sheet on the masthead C-O, on leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race from India to Singapore...Breeze! The Delta lloyd crew is back in the wetgear and the boat is doing 15 knots. everybody is having fun, nice to be sailing again after the stopover in India...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
    • VOR12229.jpg
    • Credit: Sergey Bogdanov/Team Russia/Volv
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Sergey Bogdanov/Team Russia/Volvo Ocean Race..Team Russia in the rain, on leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from India to Singapore..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
    • VOR12217.jpg
    • Credit: Sander Pluijm/Team Delta Lloyd/V
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Sander Pluijm/Team Delta Lloyd/Volvo Ocean Race..Peter van Niekerk trimming the Masthead Code Zero. Delta Lloyd missed the breeze and got stuck in a hole off Sri Lanka which cost them half a day on the fleet heading to Singapore on leg 3 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
    • VOR12135.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race...PUMA Ocean Racing leads the fleet at the start of leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean race, from Cochin, India to Singapore..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
    • VOR12164.jpg
    • Credit: Sally Collison/PUMA Ocean Racing
    • 13DEC08. The start of Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09, from Cochin, India, to Singapore. Leg 3 is expected to take 8-10 days, arriving into Singapore just in time for Christmas...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
    • VOR12115.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race...A packed race village at the start of leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race in Cochin, India..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
    • VOR12114.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race...A packed race village at the start of leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race in Cochin, India..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
    • VOR11967.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race..Local school children visit the Volvo Ocean Race Village in Cochin, India..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
    • VOR11953.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..The Volvo Ocean Race Village in Cochin, India..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
    • VOR11950.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..Cultural entertainment in the Volvo Ocean Race Village in Cochin, India. Local artist Kalathilagam V. R. Parvathy Raj performs a Mohiniyattam, a local dance form from Kerala...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
    • VOR11923.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..Cochin, India, hosts the Volvo Ocean Race for the first time in its history. Mini Pooram at the Race Village.(Melam, Kudamattom, Elephants and Fireworks hosted by Kerala Tourism. Pooram is a recreation of an annual temple festival. It is the most colourful part of a festival and attracts masses of spectators)...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
    • VOR11981.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..Visitors queue for all of the attractions in the Volvo Ocean Race Village in Cochin, India..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
    • VOR11982.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..Visitors take their first look at the Volvo Open 70's in Cochin, India..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
    • VOR11972.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race...Crowds of visitors queue for the Volvo Ocean Race Experience in Cochin, India..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
    • VOR11856.jpg
    • Credit: Sally Collison/PUMA Ocean Racing
    • 01DEC08. PUMA Ocean Racing arrive in Cochin, India, finishing leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race 08-09 in 5th place, crossing the finish line at 17.52 local (12.22 GMT)...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
    • VOR11775.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..Delta Lloyd, skippered by Roberto Bermudet de Castro from Spain, finishes leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Cape Town, South Africa to Cochin, India. They crossed the line at 12:29:00 GMT, securing 3 points for the finish and 3.5 points overall for the leg..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
    • VOR11756.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..Ericsson 3, skippered by Anders Lewander from Sweden, finishes third on leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Cape Town, South Africa to Cochin, India. The nordic boat crossed the line at 07:36:45 GMT, securing 6 points for the finish and 9.5 points overall for the leg..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
    • VOR11736.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race..Skipper Bouwe Bekking is interviewed by the media..Telefonica Blue, skippered by Bouwe Bekking from Netherlands, finishes in second place on leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Cape Town, South Africa to Cochin India. The boat crossed the finish line 12:37:50 GMT under a beautiful Indian sunset..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
    • VOR11697.jpg
    • Credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race..Ericsson 4, Skippered by Torben Grael from Brazil (pictured) is interviewed by the media, as they arrive in Cochin, India, to win the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09...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.
    • VOR11685.jpg
    • Credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Vol
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race..il mostro at dusk, on leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Cape Town, South Africa to Cochin, India..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
    • VOR13963.jpg
    • Credit: Gabriele Olivo/Equipo Telefonica
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Gabriele Olivo/Telefonica Blue/Volvo Ocean Race..Climbing the mast onboard Telefonica Blue, on leg 2 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.
    • VOR11694.jpg
    • Credit: Sander Pluijm/Team Delta Lloyd/V
    • For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Sander Pluijm/Team Delta Lloyd/Volvo Ocean Race..Gerd-Jan Poortmans hands after two weeks racing onboard Delta Lloyd, on leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Cape Town, South Africa to Cochin, India..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