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The 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race has announced its route, with no real surprises coming for dedicated VOR-watchers and not a huge difference from the 2011-12 route. Leg 2 will provide an early ‘come to God’ moment for everyone; the massive Brazil to Abu Dhabi leg will separate the men from the boys, or the women from the girls, as the case may be. VOR still haven’t announced how they intend to deal with the piracy problem, though they are well aware that the last solution made following the race a bit of a chore…maybe one-design means they’ll be close enough to together to guard with a couple of fast PT boats, or a destroyer on paid assignment…hell even a few H/K helicopters would be cheaper than chartering an entire cargo carrier! ┬áIn other news, the VOR is now so huge that a single Earth can’t even contain it; hence the need for two South Americas, two Europes, and two Africas.