The world’s premier offshore race and the most spectated of all, The Volvo Ocean Race starts in just a year. But already, the discussion is getting real about where the Volvo goes after the second edition with the Farr-designed Volvo One-Design 65. We grabbed Mike Sanderson, winner of the 2005 VOR - the first edition with the then-terrifying VO70, and Nick Bice, the creator of the VOR Boatyard and the director of the VOR boats and maintenance program, to get their opinion on the state of the race and the options for the future. And these characters don’t disappoint - strong opinions and wacky ideas are here, as is good analysis of the situation. We also catch up with Mike and his now majority ownership and CEO position of Doyle New Zealand, hear about the record mini-maxi fleet in Sardinia, and hear his real opinion of North Sails.