The 12th edition of the Volvo Ocean Race will require the teams to cover almost 40,000 nautical miles in over nine months of racing.
The city of Auckland will again play host to sailing's greatest adventure.
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet set sail on the final leg of the race, taking the crews from Lorient to Galway in Ireland.
Groupama have strengthened their position at the top of the Volvo Ocean Race.
Team New Zealand’s Camper have thrown away the latest leg of the Volvo Ocean Race in Lorient, after leading the majority of the race before bungling their sail changes, allowing Groupama to take the win.
Team New Zealand have fended off a double attack to claim second spot in the penultimate leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, while overall leaders Groupama have tightened their grip on the title.
Two days out of Lisbon, Team New Zealand has hit the light airs of the Azores High.
Just days after a run in with a turtle, Team New Zealand's Camper has narrowly avoided a collision with a whale on leg seven of the Volvo Ocean Race.
Team New Zealand are fighting to hold off the boats behind them, while looking to attack those in front.
Camper Team New Zealand is sitting in second place early on in the latest leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, heading to Lisbon in Portugal.
Abu Dhabi won the in-port leg of the Volvo Ocean race in Miami.
The finish line is close for Camper Team New Zealand but it is getting there that is the tricky part.
The plodders of the Caribbean, searching not for gold but wind.
As leg six of the Volvo Ocean Race entered its third week, the three frontrunners had to take decisions on the best course of action.
Emirates Team New Zealand’s Camper has split away from the fleet and headed west in search of better wind.
Plenty of cloud activity made for a tense night as Camper lost ground to Puma Ocean racing to stay in second place in the sixth leg.
Team New Zealand's crew on Camper are in close attendance in second place in leg six of the Volvo Ocean Race as the fleet makes its way though a tricky stretch in the Atlantic.
Team New Zealand, with an oil rig among their hurdles, have had their lead slowly eroded on leg six of the Volvo Ocean Race.
Team New Zealand's Camper has finished second in a drama-filled in-port race in Iajai, Brazil.
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