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The Volvo Ocean Race 2001-2002

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National Geographic: Team Adventure—The Race
Relive the 2001 nonstop, round-the-world catamaran race.

National Geographic Webcast: Photography and Adventure at Sea
Race veteran and National Geographic photographer Rick Tomlinson discusses life at sea—and on assignment—in the 1997 Whitbread Round the World Race, now called the Volvo Ocean Race.

National Geographic: The Whitbread—A Race Around the World
A National Geographic photographer hitches a harrowing ride through the southern Indian Ocean during the Whitbread Round the World Race—the precursor to the Volvo Ocean Race.

Volvo Ocean Adventure (for kids)
Interactive games and assignments put a kid-friendly spin on the sail.

Volvo Ocean Race
Get in-depth, daily race coverage from the official Web site of the Volvo Ocean Race.


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Nautor Challenge

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Team SEB

Team Tyco

National Geographic Resources

Vaillant, John. “Fast Sled to Maui.” National Geographic Adventure, May/June 2001. (Interview with author.)

Bowermaster, Jon. “Alone Against the Sea.” National Geographic Adventure, November/December 2000. (Preview.)

Phillips, Angus. “The Whitbread—Race Into Danger.” National Geographic, May 1998. (Summary.)

Additional Resources

Jourdane, John. Icebergs, Port and Starboard: The Whitbread Round the World Race. Cape Horn Press, 1992.

Knecht, G. Bruce. The Proving Ground: The Inside Story of the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Race. Little, Brown and Company, 2001.

Lundy, Derek. Godforsaken Sea: The True Story of a Race Through the World’s Most Dangerous Waters. Anchor Books, 2000.

Rousmaniere, John. Fastnet, Force 10: The Deadliest Storm in the History of Modern Sailing. W.W. Norton & Company, 1980.

The Visual Dictionary of Ships and Sailing. Dorling Kindersley, 1991. The 1997-98 Whitbread Round the World Race for the Volvo Trophy. Universe Publishing, 1999.