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PUMA Ocean Racing, which turned heads on and off the water in the 2008-09 race, has returned for the next edition, again under the leadership of Ken Read.


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  • Rome Kirby's new re design t-shirt "KIRB". Onboard PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG during leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Itajai, Brazil, to Miami, USA.
    14 Nov 2013
    Kirby: How the race set me up for Cup glory

    The youngest sailor in 2011-12, Rome Kirby was 22 when he left Alicante with PUMA Ocean Racing. Two years later, he won the America’s Cup with Team Oracle. Here Kirby talks about the importance of…Read more

  • Shannon Falcone: Bowman, PUMA Ocean Racing. Photographed at the finish of leg 6, in the Downtown Miami Race Village, during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12.
    4 Nov 2013
    'I have to make sure I do the Volvo Ocean Race' – Falcone

    Having just won the America’s Cup with Team Oracle, Shannon Falcone already looks forward to the next challenge – which may very well be the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. After sailing twice in the…Read more

  • Ken Read ponders the upcoming tack while Tony Mutter helms the Mar Mostro, onboard PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG during leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Lisbon, Portugal to Lorient, France.
    24 Jun 2013
    Ken Read: "The Volvo Ocean Race is my life"

    The 2011-12 edition was the closest in our 40-year history but according to Ken Read the next one will be even tighter – and even more demanding for the sailors involved. The former PUMA skipper, now…Read more

  • Zane Gills on the bow preparing for a sail change, onboard Team Telefonica during leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Itajai, Brazil, to Miami, USA.
    15 May 2013
    Gills getting muddy for a very good cause

    Even on solid ground, Zane Gills is drawn to events billed as ‘The World’s Toughest’ and the Tasmanian Telefónica veteran is about to get his biggest test since the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 in…Read more

  • Ian Roman's award-winning picture, an aerial of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing during Leg 9to Galway.
    4 Jan 2013
    Ian swoops to conquer with prize pic

    Ian Roman, Volvo Ocean Race’s staff photographer for the 11th edition, has won a prestigious prize for one of his pictures which could so easily have been missed but for his professionalism and perseverance.Read more

  • Amory Ross: Media Crew Member, PUMA Ocean Racing. Photographed at the finish of leg 6, in the Downtown Miami Race Village, during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12.
    31 Oct 2012
    Catching up with Amory Ross

    Amory Ross was in Newport, sheltering from Superstorm Sandy, when he took our call to talk over what he's been doing since the end of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. Now filming for Oracle Team USA, Ross…Read more

  • 8 Aug 2012
    Relive our most epic Race yet

    The 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race will long be remembered as the closest and most exciting in our 39-year history.Read more

  • 23 Jul 2012
    PUMA highlights: from Leg 1 heartache to In-Port champions

    PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG suffered the heartbreak of a dismasting on Leg 1 yet they recovered to force their way back into the reckoning and ended up In-Port Race Series champions.Read more

  • Nick Burridge, Rob Satlhouse and Adam Minoprio with full aft sail stack and triple head sails ready for the approaching gale winds onboard CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand during leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Lisbon, Portugal to Lorient, France.
    17 Jul 2012
    Let's hear it for the super-subs

    They say one man's misfortune is another man's opportunity, and that certainly was the case for reserve sailors who were given the chance to prove they could step up to challenges as big as the…Read more

  • 7 Jul 2012
    Thousands join the party as Cammas lifts trophy

    Franck Cammas became the first skipper to hold aloft the new Volvo Ocean Race Trophy as thousands of fans joined his Groupama sailing team for a raucous Race Village reception. Read more

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  • Ken Rean, Skipper, PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG Propulsion. Skipper
    Ken Read
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    Ken Rean, Skipper, PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG Propulsion.
    United States
    Ken Read
    Skipper
    Date of Birth: 24/06/1961
    • 2 Previous Volvo Ocean Races
    1. Read skippered PUMA’s il mostro to second place in the last Volvo Ocean Race and is back in at attempt to go one better. A straight talker who is famously too superstitious to talk about his superstitions, the Newport, Rhode Island native has twice helmed America’s Cup programmes and was named United States Yachtsman of the Year twice. For all that, he describes his greatest achievement as his daughter, Tory.

  • Amory Ross
    Onboard Media Crew Member Read more
    Amory Ross. Media Crew Member for PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG.
    United States
    Amory Ross
    Media Crew Member
    Date of Birth: 29/06/1984
    1. With an established reputation as a talented and creative yachting photographer he has recently expanded into sailing video. Was a member of the 65-footer Vanquish as part of the All-American Offshore Team for the Transatlantic Race 2011 and the 2011 Rolex Fastnet Race. He was also a member of the crew of the 90-foot canting keeler Genuine Risk, winning the Newport Bermuda Race 2010. Nominated for the Inmarsat MCM award for the first leg.

  • Brad Jackson
    Onboard Watch Captain Read more
    Brad Jackson, Watch Captain, PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG Propulsion.
    New Zealand
    Brad Jackson
    Watch Captain
    Date of Birth: 05/04/1968
    • 5 Previous Volvo Ocean Races
    1. Jackson boasts a hat-trick of Volvo Ocean Race victories among his five previous appearances. Those wins came with NZ Endeavour (1993-94), ABN AMRO ONE (2005-06) and Ericsson 4 (2008-09) in the last race. A father of three, Jackson was named New Zealand Sailor of the Year, jointly with Stu Bannatyne, in 2009.

  • Casey Smith
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    Casey Smith, Bowman, PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG Propulsion.
    Australia
    Casey Smith
    Bowman
    Date of Birth: 12/10/1978
    • 1 Previous Volvo Ocean Races
    1. Making his second appearance with PUMA after finishing second last time. Has a history of state title wins in the 14-foot skiff classes in Australia and as boat captain on several of Grant Wharington's Skandia Wild Thing maxis. Was a key member of the Rambler during their victorious 2007 season. Was first over the side when PUMA Ocean Racing lost its mast during Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, cutting the rigging free of the mainsail.

  • Jono Swain
    Onboard Helmsman / Trimmer Read more
    Jonathan Swain, Helmsman, PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG Propulsion.
    South Africa
    Jono Swain
    Helmsman / Trimmer
    Date of Birth: 28/01/1967
    • 4 Previous Volvo Ocean Races
    1. An experienced sailor with inshore and offshore background, Swain first took part in the Volvo Ocean Race in 1997-98 on Chessie Racing (sixth). He went on to race with Tyco (2001-02) and Movistar (2005-06) before finally gaining a podium place with Telefónica Blue’s third spot in the last race. As he nears the end of a long offshore leg, he most looks forward to fresh fruit, a shower and a glass of good win.

  • Kelvin Harrap
    Onboard Helmsman / Trimmer Read more
    Kelvin Harrap, Helmsman, PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG Propulsion.
    New Zealand
    Kelvin Harrap
    Helmsman / Trimmer
    Date of Birth: 05/10/1970
    • 2 Previous Volvo Ocean Races
    1. Harrap’s experience of this race goes back to 1993-94 with Chris Dickson’s Whitbread 60 Tokio and he also competed in 1997-98 with Toshiba. Married with two children, he competed in the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 and has been involved with the America’s Cup and coaching in recent years.

  • Michi Mueller
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    Michi Mueller, Bowman, PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG Propulsion.
    Germany
    Michi Mueller
    Bowman
    Date of Birth: 31/01/1983
    • 1 Previous Volvo Ocean Races
    1. Mueller famously received news of the birth of his daughter via a satellite phone call during the leg from China to Brazil in the last race, when he was also sailing for PUMA. The only German sailor in the current edition, he has a strong background in top flight national, European and world championship competition and has racked up thousands of offshore miles. His engineering background makes him one of the more technical members of the crew.

  • Rome Kirby
    Onboard Helmsman / Trimmer Read more
    Rome Kirby, Helmsman, PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG Propulsion.
    United States
    Rome Kirby
    Helmsman / Trimmer
    Date of Birth: 06/06/1989
    1. At 22 years old he is the youngest sailor in this edition of the race but despite his age he has a mass of experience to call on having been sailing since he was three years old. Kirby is keeping the family sailing reputation alive – his father is the three-time Volvo Ocean Race veteran Jerry Kirby.

  • Ryan Godfrey
    Onboard Helmsman / Trimmer Read more
    Ryan Godfrey, Helmsman, PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG Propulsion.
    Australia
    Ryan Godfrey
    Helmsman / Trimmer
    Date of Birth: 10/10/1980
    • 1 Previous Volvo Ocean Races
    1. A sail maker with BMW Oracle during the 2007 America’s Cup, Godfrey was another member of the winning Ericsson 4 crew in the 2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race when they set the 24- hour monohull record on Leg 1 from Alicante to Cape Town.

  • Tom Addis
    Onboard Navigator Read more
    Tom Addis, Navigator, PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG Propulsion.
    Australia
    Tom Addis
    Navigator
    Date of Birth: 01/03/1970
    • 1 Previous Volvo Ocean Races
    1. Addis enjoyed two leg wins with Telefónica Blue during his first Volvo Ocean Race appearance in 2008-09. Born in Sydney, the espresso lover worked as a meteorologist with Team New Zealand in the America’s Cup in 2007 and has played a part in victories in the Sydney-Hobart and Transpac races.

  • Tony Mutter
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    Tony Mutter, Watch Captain, PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG Propulsion.
    New Zealand
    Tony Mutter
    Watch Captain
    Date of Birth: 17/01/1969
    • 4 Previous Volvo Ocean Races
    1. The cooking show devotee and three-time America’s Cup veteran first competed in the race in 1997-98 and has back-to-back victories in the last two editions with ABN AMRO ONE and Ericsson 4. He suffered a knee injury after just a week of  Leg 1 in the 2008-09 race and was medivac’d from the boat, but recovered in time for the start of the next leg.