The new trophy was unveiled at the first night of the VOR conference for the 2011/12 edition

The new Volvo Ocean Race Trophy was unveiled in Race Headquarters, Alicante yesterday evening, in front of representatives from all 10 host ports, the racing teams, local authorities and race sponsors. This event crowns the first night of the Volvo Ocean Race Conference for the 2011/12 edition.

Made of aluminum and silver plate, the trophy stands at 70cm high, weighs nine kilos, and comprises of 11 wave-shaped rings, each one representing an edition of the race. A new ring will be added after every future edition. Through the masts supporting the rings, there is a glimpse of the blue ocean hidden inside.

Engraved on each ring, is the year of the race and the route, together with the name of the winning boat and her skipper. The eleventh ring will be engraved at the end of the event when it finishes in Galway in 2012.

“We think that the new…Trophy encapsulates all the facets of the Race,” commented Knut Frostad, CEO Volvo Ocean Race. “It is a distinctive trophy and with its modern feel it shows how forward thinking the race is. Yet the rings representing the past editions, depict our pride in our legacy and heritage.”

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