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Pirate becomes successful addition to Team Holmatro
BALTIMORE, UNITED STATES-(30-4-2006) Volvo Extreme 40 Grand Prix Baltimore
Baltimore, United States - Team Holmatro was boarded by a Pirate on the second day of the Volvo Extreme 40 grand prix series which resulted in a successful day for the team.
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Clean sweep for Tommy Hilfiger on inaugural day of Baltimore Volvo Extreme 40 Grand Prix
BALTIMORE, UNITED STATES-(28-4-2006) Volvo Extreme 40 Grand Prix Baltimore
Baltimore, United States - It was a clean sweep for Tommy Hilfiger on the first day of the Baltimore Volvo Extreme 40 grand prix series.
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Cats ready to pounce on Baltimore
BALTIMORE, UNITED STATES-(25-4-2006) Volvo Extreme 40 Grand Prix Baltimore
There will be a unique sight on Baltimore’s Inner Harbour this week when it play’s host to the third Volvo Extreme 40 Grand Prix Series - an exciting sailing series that is part of the in-port entertainment package for the Volvo Ocean Race 2005-06.

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Volvo Extreme 40 Grand Prix wrapped up with win for Basilica
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL-(26-3-2006) Volvo Extreme 40 Grand Prix Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Team Basilica from Britain wrapped up a triumphant week in the Volvo Extreme 40 Grand Prix series with three podium finishes, to win the Rio trophy after a challenging last day’s racing in Guanabara Bay.
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Basilica ahead going into final day
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL-(24-3-2006) Volvo Extreme 40 Grand Prix Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - There were testing times for both the competitors and the race committee on day four of the Volvo Extreme 40 Grand Prix Series.
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Volvo Extreme 40’s provide exciting spectacle
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL-(23-3-2006) Volvo Extreme 40 Grand Prix Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - March 23, 2006, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – The third day of the Volvo Extreme 40 Grand Prix in Rio provided an exciting spectacle for the public visiting the Volvo Ocean Race Village.
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Volvo Ocean Race sailor takes time off to sail Extreme 40
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL-(22-3-2006) Volvo Extreme 40 Grand Prix Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - March 22, 2006, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Movistar watch captain Chris Nicholson took a day off from sailing today – to go sailing. Swapping 70 feet for 40, Nicholson took the helm of a Volvo Extreme 40 during the second day of the Grand Prix Series in Rio.
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Volvo Extreme 40 Grand Prix gets off to flying start
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL-(21-3-2006) Volvo Extreme 40 Grand Prix Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - The Volvo Extreme 40 Grand Prix Series got off to a flying start in Rio. After four races Team Basilica, helmed by British 49er sailor Alister Richardson, established an early lead over the fleet.
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Cats come out to play in Rio
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL-(20-3-2006) Volvo Extreme 40 Grand Prix Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - The Volvo Extreme 40 Catamarans will be unleashed this week when they participate in the second Volvo Extreme 40 Grand Prix Series during the Rio de Janeiro stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race 2005-06.
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New-look Team Basilica set to charge up the Leader Board in Rio
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL-(16-3-2006) Volvo Extreme 40 Grand Prix Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Team Basilica, the only British owned, crewed, and sponsored boat taking part in either the Volvo Ocean Race or the Volvo Extreme 40 Grand Prix series, will take to the waters of Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday 21 March for the second leg of the Volvo Extreme 40 Grand Prix Series.
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Volvo Extreme 40 brings out first DVD
BENNEBROEK, THE NETHERLANDS-(15-3-2006) Volvo Extreme 40
Bennebroek, The Netherlands - The first Volvo Extreme 40 Grand Prix took place during the Volvo Ocean Race Prologue in Sanxenxo last November. The races concluded with exciting finals between the Volvo Ocean Race Team skippered by Carolijn Brouwer and Team Tommy Hilfiger with Randy Smyth at the helm.
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Successful first appearance Volvo Extreme 40 Class
SANXENXO, SPAIN-(1-12-2005) Volvo Extreme 40 Grand Prix Racing
Sanxenxo, Spain - At the beginning of November, the Volvo Extreme 40 class experienced a successful first appearance in Sanxenco, Spain. After a close competition of twelve races and a tied battle for victory, the American skipper Randy Smyth and his crew on the Tommy Hilfiger boat won the first Volvo Extreme 40 Grand Prix ever.
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Tommy Hilfiger wins first Volvo Extreme 40 Grand Prix series in Sanxenxo
SANXENXO, SPAIN-(10-11-2005) Volvo Extreme 40 Grand Prix Sanxenxo
Sanxenxo, Spain - The final three races were sailed today in the Volvo Extreme 40 Class. It was an nail-biting finale with two boats tied going into the ultimate race. Tommy Hilfiger with skipper Randy Smyth and the Volvo Ocean Race catamaran with skipper Carolijn Brouwer.
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Close racing in the Volvo Extreme 40’s
SANXENXO, SPAIN-(9-11-2005) Volvo Extreme 40 Grand Prix Sanxenxo
Sanxenxo, Spain - After the see breeze kicked in today the racing in the Volvo Extreme 40’s got underway. The race committee decided on a triangle course today. Consequently the five super cats started the race with a beat first going around the cans counter clockwise (starboard rounding).
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Flying and floating on the Volvo Extreme 40’s
SANXENXO, SPAIN-(8-11-2005) Volvo Extreme 40 Grand Prix Sanxenxo
Sanxenxo, Spain - Racing in the Volvo Extreme 40 was cancelled today. Sanxenxo was hit by a fierce front with winds gusting up to 35 knots followed by long windless periods with the wind shifting constantly.
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British team boosted by Olympic addition at the helm in Volvo Extreme 40 series
HERTFORDSHIRE, UK -(28-10-2005) Volvo Extreme 40 Grand Prix Racing
Hertfordshire, UK - Basilica, a leading UK supplier of IT solutions and services to businesses, is delighted to announce the latest addition to their team. Hugh Styles, Tornado Olympiad will be at the helm of Team Basilica an all British entry in the Volvo Extreme 40 series.
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Volvo Extreme 40 Olympic talent pool grows
SANXENXO, SPAIN-(18-10-2005) Volvo Extreme 40 Grand Prix Racing
Sanxenxo, Spain - The number of Olympians among the ranks of the Volvo Extreme 40 class was bolstered today with the announcement that a boat skippered by Carolijn Brouwer, former Volvo Ocean Race yachtswoman, has joined the entry list.
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Motorola to Sponsor Humphreys’ VX40 in new series during the
PLYMOUTH, UK-(6-10-2005) Volvo Extreme 40 Grand Prix Racing
Plymouth, UK - Conrad Humphreys Racing today announced that it will enter a British team in the Volvo Extreme 40 (VX40) grand prix circuit during 2005-06. The Great Britain VX40, which is sponsored by Motorola, will be skippered by Humphreys and includes Team GBR members Leigh McMillan and Will Howden, both British hopefuls for Beijing 2008 and Global Challenge winning navigator Hamish Oliphant.
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Spectacular launch
VASTERVIK, SWEDEN-(2-8-2005) Volvo Extreme 40
Vastervik, Sweden - It is, in one word, ‘spectacular’. The first Volvo Extreme 40 sailed its first mile and spectators opened their mouths - “what a boat!”
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Volvo Extreme 40 welcomes first team sponsor
RAAMSDONKVEER, NETHERLANDS-(21-7-2005) Volvo Extreme 40
Raamsdonkveer, Netherlands - Team Holmatro will be the first of the Volvo Extreme 40 teams to be launched and today have revealed the striking graphics of their new 40 ft sports Cat.
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Exciting new addition to in-port racing for Volvo Ocean Race 2005-06
PORTSMOUTH, UK-(11-5-2005) Volvo Extreme 40 - Volvo Ocean Race 2005-2006
A new generation of sport catamaran was announced today which will be showcased with an exciting grand prix series during some of the in-port stopovers for the Volvo Ocean Race 2005-06.

Courtesy of Volvo Extreme 40
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