Peter Burling is no stranger to sailing at the highest level. Whether it’s competing in the Olympics, The Ocean Race or the America’s Cup as pilot of Emirates Team New Zealand. It’s therefore no surprise that he has been recognised for these achievements in the form of one of the most prestigious awards in sailing – the Magnus Olsson Prize.
The Volvo Ocean Race
With shout-outs from around the world from top ocean racers like Chris Nicholson in the Caribbean, the new brand identity for The Ocean Race was launched. Formerly known as the Whitbread Round the World Race (1973 to 1997) and the Volvo Ocean Race (2001 to 2018), the next edition of The Ocean Race will start in 2021 from Alicante, Spain, with two classes of boats racing: the high-tech, foiling IMOCA 60’s and the one-design VO65 fleet that provided the closest race in the history of the event in the last edition.