Wordless Wednesday Volvo Ocean Races Newport 2015

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                                                        The start of the Leg to Lisbon, Portugal

                                                              On the way to Lisbon

                                                         Inport Race before leg start to Lisbon


To say this was everything I expected is an understatement. We had fun from the word go. Sailing people for the most part are very friendly and love to share their knowledge and experiences. There is so much to sailing that I do not know.

For those of you who are not that familiar with the race I will give you a little background. The Volvo Ocean is a yacht race that is held every 3 years and races across the globe with different ports of call. This race started in 1973 and was known as the Whitbread Round the World Race for its sponsor a British brewing company; this name was held until 2001 when Volvo took over the sponsorship.

The race usually starts in Europe and has several legs with several stops. There are also in-port races in these cities. This year’s race started in Alicante Spain on October 11, 2014 it takes about 9 months to complete the race. Some of the teams take 4 or 5 months and then start preparation for the next race.

This race is not for the faint at heart during the 2005-2006 saw a sailor loose his life as he was thrown overboard efforts to revive him failed.

Each of the yachts has a sailing team which consists of professional sailors who race day and night for more than 20 days at a time on some of the legs. They also have a shore crew who travels with them and I got to meet some of the shore crew but that will be a different blog.

I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I did taking them!




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Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert


I posted pics today also but told everyone yours are much better than mine. good pics and it is a good idea to explain the race to all who do not know. 

May 20, 2015 06:45 AM #1
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


These are lovely sailboats, and so delighted you enjoyed the race.  We are happy to be home before heading off again.  A

May 20, 2015 07:04 AM #2
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi Yolanda, I would like to watch this race and love sailing - albeit in calm manner. One of the best vacations ever was on a small sailing boat in the Bahamas. They put us all to work. 

May 20, 2015 07:38 AM #3
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your travels and your photographs.

You should be leading tour groups!

May 20, 2015 08:00 AM #4
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Great photos!  You guys have too much fun :)  Keep it up! 

May 20, 2015 09:22 AM #5
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I like the third photo with the bridge, the boats, and the helicoptor.  Lots going on in that scene!

May 20, 2015 11:13 AM #6
The Julie Morales Team
RE/MAX Cinco Ranch - Katy, TX
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Looks like a fun time. I am glad you enjoyed it!

May 20, 2015 11:43 AM #7
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

What fantastic photos! Definitely a fun time..such colorful sails!

May 20, 2015 11:48 AM #8
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Looks like very colorful . . . . and exciting Volvo Ocean Race in Newport California.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

May 20, 2015 12:33 PM #9
Ron Baker

Looks like a nice travel!

Ron Baker- Providence Home Inspector 

May 20, 2015 01:02 PM #10
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Yolanda I am living through your pictures...always on vacation...got to take lessons from you....E

May 20, 2015 04:46 PM #11
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yolanda, you managed to capture some wonderful pictures.   I have always been awe of the people and the equipment that do this race.

May 20, 2015 09:06 PM #12
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yolanda, Thank you for sharing the photos. Have a good day.

May 20, 2015 09:19 PM #13
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Yolanda, what a fun trip. Love all the colorful sails. I can't imagine being in this race and on the water for 5+ months.

May 21, 2015 12:41 AM #14
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Yolanda, you have experienced so many cool things -- this would be tops on the list!  

May 21, 2015 03:20 AM #15
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good evening Yolanda. I love sailboats. I used to own some and the company I once worked for owned some. They are a blast.

May 21, 2015 09:15 AM #16
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert ,  I can just imagine the sore muscles after a trip like that.  Thanks for taking the photos.

May 21, 2015 12:06 PM #17
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

YO~These photos are superb!! And I loved reading about this race. I used to sail competitively long ago with a beau who took it very seriously. Sailing is HARD. But, the sounds, the feeling of the wind, the quiet, the ability to read how to move the boat by changing the sails (sometimes at breakneck speed) is certainly exhilarating!

Thank you for posting this in Travelers in the Rain

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May 27, 2015 11:24 PM #18
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 Thanks so much for featuring me in Travlers in the Rain! I sooo appreciate it!

May 28, 2015 08:25 AM #19
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