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The best images from the toughest race of all

The Vendée Globe: this edition has more than lived up to the event’s reputation as the toughest regatta in the world.

Two thirds of the participants have quit before the end. The sailor in third place is still at sea, the winner has been home for more than a week, and the competitor in last place last still has the entire Atlantic in front of him. We take stock of the 6th edition in thrilling pictures.

The fifth leg

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Ericsson 3 will shortly reach Rio de Janeiro and has completed almost the longest leg in the history of the race.  Time for a retrospective – the best pictures.

Baltic Sprint Cup – The big feature

It was the longest regatta in the entire Baltic Sea region. What the crews went through, and why this time the bar was raised higher than ever before.

More than 60 teams registered for the Baltic Sprint Cup: alongside many racing cruisers with ambitious crews there were also 20 thoroughbred regatta yachts taking part. A cameraman from YACHT tv followed them for 700 miles and brought back unique images of the different legs that are exclusive to this site. You can see all the details of the boats, the course and the winners at YACHT online in the regatta area or at the organizer’s website

The second leg

Volvo Ocean Race: The section from Capetown to India provided the race’s most spectacular pictures. In the video Fullspeed, Drama and an Interview with “Russian” Skipper Hanakamp

The leg to India will be remembered as one of the toughest in the history of the Volvo Ocean Race. Strong gales lead to serious breakage early on, later a dead calm caused a war of nerves. Ericsson 4 clearly succeeded.

Inport Race off Alicante

Volvo Ocean Race: A look behind the scenes during the first course racing of the new Volvo 70.

Yacht-online had a conversation with Puma-Skipper Ken Read and Michi Müller  Over the weekend the Volvo Ocean Race began with the first two inport races. The actual start for the first offshore leg to Capetown will be on October 11th.

The video of the first leg

Volvo Ocean Race: The celebration of the winners, an interview with Ericsson-4-Skipper Torben Grael and the most spectacular pictures of the suspense-laden chase to Capetown.