Velux 5 Oceans 2010-11 Race

Welcome to the VELUX 5 OCEANS Online Press Office at World Wide Images. The site is designed to enable media to search for, view and download free-for-editorial-use multi-media content from the race. If you are not already registered for download access, please use the register button on the left hand-side, complete the registration process and you will be given access to be able to download content as you require it.

If you wish to use our content in anything other than an editorial context, please contact us to discuss your requirements prior to use.

The VELUX 5 OCEANS is the oldest single-handed round the world yacht race. Run every 4 years since 1982, the race is the longest and toughest event for any individual in any sport. The VELUX 5 OCEANS is a series of five high-pressure ocean sprints within a marathon circumnavigation. In the course of the 30,000 mile race, the skippers cross five oceans alone.

Racing begins in La Rochelle on October 17 2010 with the skippers heading for Cape Town in South Africa. From there they will head into the notorious Southern Ocean stopping at Wellington in New Zealand before rounding Cape Horn and making for Punta del Este in Uruguay. A short hop up the coast to Charleston in South Carolina, USA, makes up the fourth leg before the skippers set off across the Atlantic to complete the race in La Rochelle in May 2011.

To see the latest multimedia and press releases please use the links below.

RKJ reflects [29/May/2011]

Gutek takes 2nd overall [29/May/2011]

Derek secures podium place [29/May/2011]

CSM finishes [29/May/2011]

Brad wins the VELUX 5 OCEANS [27/May/2011]