PUMA Sailing News Archive
Volvo Ocean Race
The new Volvo Ocean Race trophy made an appearance at PUMA's head quarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany.
In Alicante at the Volvo Ocean Race conference
By now you've read that BERG Propulsion is one of the world’s leading designers and producers of Controllable Pitch Propellers. But what does that mean? In this post, BERG's CEO tells PUMA fans who and what BERG is and why they're a great fit for PUMA Ocean Racing.
The amount of activity surrounding PUMA Ocean Racing in the little state of Rhode Island is astounding. We're very fortunate to be building our boat near Newport. Not only is this where I call home, but Newport has a long tradition of expert boat building.
While their new boat is being build, the PUMA crew is spending a good part of their training on team building. After all, these 10 sailors will to be spending A LOT of time together between now and July 2012 when the Volvo Ocean Race finishes in Galway, Ireland. PUMA's next team building exercise will be sailing onboard Jim Clark's Hanuman in the BVI Super Yacht Regatta. Unlike a Volvo Open 70, Hanuman is a 137' aluminum J-Class replica, a replica of Endeavor II built in 1937.
Skipper Ken Read gives an insider’s view of the new race route.