June 25th

With the America’s Cup seemingly headed down the black hole of legal proceedings, maybe it’s time to show the Volvo Ocean Race a little love. This video will help you get in the mood:

It captures a key truth: in the sport of sailing, nothing beats the early years of the Volvo (nee Whitbread Race) for pure grit and a spirit of adventure.

For more Volvo nostalgia, check out the VOR’s 40 Years, 40 Faces photo exhibition.

Here, I’ll get you started:


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