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August 14, 2011

Race Around the World — Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12

All the participating teams are busy fine-tuning their preparations for a race that will cover 39,000 nautical miles, visit 10 countries and finish in Galway, Ireland in July 2012.

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Photo: Cascais, Portugal. 30th July 2011. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing starts its 2000 mile qualifying sail. Photo Credit: Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race.

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Photo: Groupama 4, skippered by Franck Cammas. Photo Credit: Yvan Zedda.

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Photo: Delta Lloyd passes the finishing line.

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Photo: Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing unveils its state-of-the-art Volvo Open 70 in Portofino, Italy. Photo Credit: Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing.

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Photo: Telefonica Blue at the start of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. Photo Credit: Rick Tomlinson.

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Photo: Solent, UK. 8th August 2011. Team Sanya training for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. Photo Credit: Tim Stonton/Volvo Ocean Race.

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Photo: PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG Propulsion training onboard Mar Mostro off Newport, Rhode Island, USA. Photo Credit: Dan Armstrong.

The next Volvo Ocean Race will start in the Spanish port of Alicante in the autumn of 2011 and finish in Galway, Ireland during the summer of 2012.

The course will include stopovers in Cape Town (South Africa), Abu Dhabi (UAE), Sanya (China), Auckland (New Zealand), Itajai (Brazil), Miami (USA), Lisbon (Portugal) and Lorient (France).

The first 31,250 nautical-mile race first took place over 37 years ago (as the Whitbread Round the World Race 1973-74), testing the crews against some of the most ferocious elements that man can encounter.

The 2011-12 race will be the 11th edition of the event.

The design of the boat is regulated and the boat is built for speed.

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