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    • Credit: Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Rac
    • June 27,2015. Volvo Ocean Race Final Awards Night in Gothenburg. Inmarsat OBR winners,Matt Knighton,Amory Ross and Sam Greenfield,with Chris McLaughlin: Vice-president of exernal affairs and marcoms at Inmarsat and Rupert Pearce,Inmarsat CEO and jury members Brian Nevins,Renowned adventure photographer and Wayne Yates,Senior Producer,Red Bull Media House.
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    • Credit: Carlo Borlenghi / Volvo Ocean Race
    • June 22,2015. The Volvo Ocean Racce fleet arrives in Gothenburg. Team Alvimedica,winner of Leg 9 from Lorient.
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    • Credit: Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Rac
    • June 20,2015. Team Alvimedica resumes racing from the Pitstop in The Hague,during Leg 9 to Gothenburg
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    • Credit: Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Rac
    • June 20,2015. Team Alvimedica resumes racing from the Pitstop in The Hague,during Leg 9 to Gothenburg
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    • Credit: Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Rac
    • June 20,2015. Team Alvimedica resumes racing from the Pitstop in The Hague,during Leg 9 to Gothenburg
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    • Credit: Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Rac
    • June 20,2015. Today racing resumes from the Pitstop in The Hague during Leg 9 to Gothenburg; Team Alvimedica dock out
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    • Credit: Brian Carlin / Team Vestas Wind / Volvo Ocean Race
    • June 17,2015. Leg 9 to Gothenburg onboard Team Vestas Wind. Day 1. The first evening at sea as we sail up the coastline of Brittany chasing Team Alvimedica
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    • Credit: Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race
    • June 7,2015. The Leg 8 start in Lisbon; Team Vestas Wind and Team Alvimedica
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    • Credit: Ricardo Pinto / Volvo Ocean Race
    • Branding Lisbon Village
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    • Credit: Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Rac
    • Branding Lisbon Village
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / Volvo Ocean Race
    • May 26,2015. Leg 7 to Lisbon onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 09. After a day of cloudy weather the sun appears at sunset before the final night of Leg 7. 400 miles to the finish and Abu Dhabi is breathing down the neck from the north fighting for 4th position while the leading trio extend in strong winds.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / Volvo Ocean Race
    • May 26,2015. Leg 7 to Lisbon onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 09. Dave Swete easing the jib sheet,using a helmet to protect his eyes and face from incoming waves and water. 400 miles to the finish and Abu Dhabi is breathing down the neck from the north fighting for 4th position while the leading trio extend in strong winds.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / Volvo Ocean Race
    • May 26,2015. Leg 7 to Lisbon onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 09. Alberto Bolzan driving in wet and windy conditions on Leg 7,saving the best (or worst) sailing for last. 400 miles to the finish and Abu Dhabi is breathing down our neck from the north fighting for 4th position while the leading trio extend in strong winds.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / Volvo Ocean Race
    • May 26,2015. Leg 7 to Lisbon onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 09. Ryan Houston swallows some salt while grinding up the daggerboard from the unsheltered pit pedestal. 400 miles to the finish and Abu Dhabi is breathing down our neck from the north fighting for 4th position while the leading trio extend in strong winds.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / Volvo Ocean Race
    • May 24,2015. Leg 7 to Lisbon onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 07. Skipper Charlie Enright looking pensive after a tough sched,with the rest of the fleet to the south escaping from the Azores High earlier than hoped. Nearing the centre of the Azores High the fleet scatters north-to-south while conditions become light and difficult.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / Volvo Ocean Race
    • May 24,2015. Leg 7 to Lisbon onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 07. Mark Towill (L),Will Oxley (distant),Charlie Enright (C),and Alberto Bolzan (R) anxiously await the 7PM sched in the nav station after losing sight of Abu Dhabi and fearing significant gains from the southern pack. Nearing the centre of the Azores High the fleet scatters north-to-south while conditions become light and difficult.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / Volvo Ocean Race
    • May 21,2015. Leg 7 to Lisbon onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 04. Dave Swete coiling a sheet around a winch handle for storage until needed again. Arriving at the southwestern corner of the Ice Exclusion Zone the fleet is all within sight and six miles of each other.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / Volvo Ocean Race
    • May 21,2015. Leg 7 to Lisbon onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 04. Nick Dana leaps onto the furled Fractional Code Zero in an attempt to bring it down to windward,while Dave Swete and Seb Marsset pull from below. Arriving at the southwestern corner of the Ice Exclusion Zone the fleet is all within sight and six miles of each other.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / Volvo Ocean Race
    • May 19,2015. Leg 7 to Lisbon onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 02. Headlamps and other strobes are used to check sail trim in the middle of a dark North Atlantic night. Approaching the southern limits of the Greenland Ice Exclusion Zone the fleet compresses,all six within sight of each other.
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    • Credit: Carmen Hidalgo / Volvo Ocean Rac
    • May 18,2015. Port Activation; Newport.
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    • Credit: Carmen Hidalgo / Volvo Ocean Rac
    • May 18,2015. Port Activation; Newport.
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    • Credit: Billie Weiss / Volvo Ocean Race
    • May 7,2015. Team Alvimedica arrives to Newport in fifth position of Leg 6. Skipper Charlie Enright helming the boat home.
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    • Credit: Billie Weiss / Volvo Ocean Race
    • May 7,2015. Team Alvimedica arrives to Newport in fifth position of Leg 6. Skipper Charlie Enright is welcomed in the pontoon
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / Volvo Ocean Race
    • May 05,2015. Leg 6 to Newport onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 16. The sunset silhouettes the foredeck during a change from the masthead Code Zero to the A3 spinnaker. With less than 500 miles to Newport the complex winds again lighten before another cold front and an overnight forecast calling for the return of stronger winds.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / Volvo Ocean Race
    • May 04,2015. Leg 6 to Newport onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 15. Ryan Houston is exposed to leeward while sorting the outrigger stays after a sail change. Through the cold front,it's back upwind in 15-20 knots north towards Newport and colder water,750 miles away.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / Volvo Ocean Race
    • May 04,2015. Leg 6 to Newport onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 15. Mark Towill wears gloves to protect his hands from 20 days of chafe. Through the cold front,it's back upwind in 15-20 knots north towards Newport and colder water,750 miles away.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / Volvo Ocean Race
    • May 04,2015. Leg 6 to Newport onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 15. Dave Swete puts the spinnaker sheet through the self-tailing jaws on the primary winch before walking away,job complete. Through the cold front,it's back upwind in 15-20 knots north towards Newport and colder water,750 miles away.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / Volvo Ocean Race
    • May 04,2015. Leg 6 to Newport onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 15. Nick Dana finishes hanging on the J1 jib before peeling to the smaller sail in a building breeze. Through the cold front,it's back upwind in 15-20 knots north towards Newport and colder water,750 miles away.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / Volvo Ocean Race
    • May 03,2015. Leg 6 to Newport onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 14. Charlie Enright keeps a watchful eye to the west in search for signs of the approaching cold front,like the rapidly building clouds behind him. The fleet sticks together on the track northwest towards the next cold front,a day or two away,before beginning the final sprint north to Newport,just over 1,000 miles away.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / Volvo Ocean Race
    • May 01,2015. Leg 6 to Newport onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 12. Dave Swete (L) and Seb Marsset (R) working on the bow during a sail change. Gradually leaving the trade winds behind the winds begin to lighten,a welcome opportunity to dry out following days of wet sailing.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / Volvo Ocean Race
    • May 01,2015. Leg 6 to Newport onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 12. Ryan Houston driving at night,lit by the glow of the instrument and a near-full moon to the south. Gradually leaving the trade winds behind the winds begin to lighten,a welcome opportunity to dry out following days of wet sailing.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / Volvo Ocean Race
    • April 30,2015. Leg 6 to Newport onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 11. The trade wind sailing continues,as does the occupation of the leaderboard's bottom--an unpleasant place to be even with the perfect conditions. A wet winch.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / Volvo Ocean Race
    • April 26,2015. Leg 6 to Newport onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 07. Seb Marsset shines a torch on the sails to look at the trim while sailing downwind off the coast of NE Brazil. Light winds and adverse current has the road around Recife particularly slow for Alvimedica,particularly when compared with the rest of the fleet further offshore.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / Volvo Ocean Race
    • April 25,2015. Leg 6 to Newport onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 06. Will Oxley (L) and Alberto Bolzan (R) grind,Nick Dana (top) up the rig for a regular maintenance checkup. The first night and three scheds of sailing alone in the west haven't proven too damaging and the winds begin to steadily build on the march north towards Recife.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / Volvo Ocean Race
    • April 22,2015. Leg 6 to Newport onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 03. The B&G instrument pod shows the vital information to the crew in the cockpit,and it's high contrast easy-to-read numbers are visible,even when wet. Conditions remain largely the same for the third consecutive day of upwind sailing east and away from a chasing cold front.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / Volvo Ocean Race
    • April 21,2015. Leg 6 to Newport onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 02. The drag race east continues as the fleet tries to outrun a cold front coming from the west,bringing stronger winds and wetter conditions. Skipper Charlie Enright and the pendant his wife made for him.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / Volvo Ocean Race
    • April 21,2015. Leg 6 to Newport onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 02. The drag race east continues as the fleet tries to outrun a cold front coming from the west,bringing stronger winds and wetter conditions. Dave Swete prepares a furling drum for a new sail during a wet sail change on the bow.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / Volvo Ocean Race
    • April 21,2015. Leg 6 to Newport onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 02. The drag race east continues as the fleet tries to outrun a cold front coming from the west,bringing stronger winds and wetter conditions. Seb Marsset peaks to leeward to critique the jib trim as spray shoots over the deck.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / Volvo Ocean Race
    • April 4,2015. Leg 5 to Itajai onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 17. A broken instrument mount shows a typical Southern Ocean repair--lots and lots of tape. The strong winds begin to subside as the fleet compresses on the southern limit of a high pressure system near Itajai,guaranteeing a close finish in 400 miles for places 1 through 4,all within sight of each other.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / Volvo Ocean Race
    • April 4,2015. Leg 5 to Itajai onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 17. Stu Bannatyne (L) and Ryan Houston (R) on deck at sunset. The strong winds begin to subside as the fleet compresses on the southern limit of a high pressure system near Itajai,guaranteeing a close finish in 400 miles for places 1 through 4,all within sight of each other.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / Volvo Ocean Race
    • April 2,2015. Leg 5 to Itajai onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 16. A light morning gives the team a chance to catch their breath and dry out the boat,only before another 36 hours of forecasted heavy winds to return. After a sleepless night of heavy wind Charlie Enright finds rest in the bow surrounded by the onboard supplies.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / Volvo Ocean Race
    • March 31,2015. Leg 5 to Itajai onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 13. Team Alvimedica is the first boat to round the fabled Cape Horn before turning north to an immediately different environment--light air and sunshine. Ryan Houston head butts the ocean spray to leeward.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / Volvo Ocean Race
    • March 22,2015. Leg 5 to Itajai onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 4. Charlie Enright on the helm as the clouds part for a momentary glimpse of sunlight with rain and squalls on the horizon. Conditions remain variable and puffy for the last 48 hours until the next low pressure system takes over,forecasted to bring a quick rise in wind and waves.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / Volvo Ocean Race
    • March 19,2015. Leg 5 to Itajai onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 1. The still weakening Ex-Cylone Pam serves up a dosage of nastiness as the sea state continues to destabilize for the push to get east above it. Stu Bannatyne driving Alvimedica over waves as the sun sets on day one.
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    • Credit: Amalia Infante / Volvo Ocean Rac
    • March 15,2015Auckland Stopover; Farewell Ceremony. Leg 5 Start to Itajai was postponed due to cyclone Pam approaching the North of New Zealand.
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    • February 22,2015. Leg 4 to Auckland onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 14. Out of the doldrums,the pace quickens for the fleet on the race south to a light-wind trough of low pressure and the Vanuatu wind shadow. Alberto Bolzan swims to leeward to ease the Code Zero in a big puff.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / Volvo Ocean Race
    • February 10,2015. Leg 4 to Auckland onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 2. Seb Marsset wears his helmet to maintain a degree of visibility in the near-constant spray while sailing upwind.
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    • Credit: Victor Fraile / Volvo Ocean Race
    • February 08,2015. Start of Leg 4 from Sanya to Auckland. Sailors say goodbye to their beloved ones before departure.
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    • Credit: Victor Fraile/Volvo Ocean Race
    • January 28,2015. Volvo Ocean Race Village in Sanya,Team Alvimedica Base
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    • January 17,2015. Day 14 of Leg 3 to Sanya,onboard Team Alvimedica. A difficult night of sailing in squalls gives way to more clouds and more steady winds for good progress towards Sumatera. Dave Swete (bottom) and Seb Marsset (background) work on the sail trim after changing sails in squally conditions.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross/Team Alvimedica/Volvo Ocean Race
    • January 5,2015. Leg 3 onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 2. The close sailing east through the Straits of Hormuz continues,and the fleet enters the Gulf on it's way towards India. The bow is full of bodies in light sailing conditions.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross/Team Alvimedica/Volvo Ocean Race
    • December 9,2014. Leg 2 onboard Team Alvimedica. DAY 20. A good night of upwind sailing sees the sun rise in the Gulf,firmly in 4th place,having passed MAPFRE in the dark. About 1000 miles until the Straits of Hormuz. Movement on deck during a twilight sail change.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross/Team Alvimedica/Volvo Ocean Race
    • December 8,2014. Leg 2 onboard Team Alvimedica. DAY 19. Not entirely free of the doldrums,the northerly sailing continues but not without it's sweltering heat and the occasional park-up. Will Oxley notes the upcoming tidal movements in the Straits of Hormuz on the paper chart for the passage.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross/Team Alvimedica/Volvo Ocean Race
    • December 2,2014. Leg 2 onboard Team Alvimedica. DAY 13. A building breeze fills the sails for the first time in days,as Alvimedica continues the northerly progress to the west of the fleet. A swarm of birds occupies the airspace over Alvimedica for much of the night.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross/Team Alvimedica/Volvo Ocean Race
    • December 2,2014. Leg 2 onboard Team Alvimedica. DAY 13. A building breeze fills the sails for the first time in days,as Alvimedica continues the northerly progress to the west of the fleet. A swarm of birds occupies the airspace over Alvimedica for much of the night.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross/Team Alvimedica/Volvo Ocean Race
    • December 2,2014. Leg 2 onboard Team Alvimedica. DAY 13. A building breeze fills the sails for the first time in days,as Alvimedica continues the northerly progress to the west of the fleet. Alberto Bolzan (L) and Nick Dana (R) bed down with whatever they can find in the bow.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross/Team Alvimedica/Volvo Ocean Race
    • December 1,2014. Leg 2 onboard Team Alvimedica. DAY 12. December first brings scorching heat and little wind,something everyone knows there will be plenty of to come.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross/Team Alvimedica/Volvo Ocean Race
    • November 29,2014. Leg 2 onboard Team Alvimedica. DAY 10. Alvimedica diverts to the Cargados Carajos Shoals where Team Vestas Wind has run aground. Navigator Will Oxley communicates with Team Vestas Wind over the VHF.
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    • November 19,2014. Team Alvimedica at the start of leg 2 from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi.
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    • Credit: Gilles Martin-Raget/Team Alvimedica
    • November 19,2014. The fleet at the start of leg 2 from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi.