Teams

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TEAM's for VOLVO OCEAN RACE 2017-2018

See some more details of each of the Teams below.
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TEAMS VolvoOceanRace 2017-2018



At this moment, 6 July 2016, Team AkzoNobel is the 1st Team registered for the coming Volvo Ocean Race 2017-2018. It is a brand new team, with a Dutch base and they will sail the 8th build Boat under construction early 2017.
Dongfeng Race Team, has confirmed its return to the VolvoOceanRace 2017-2018. Dongfeng is a Chinese sponsored team, with  a good result in their first previous  version of VOR, 3rd in Overall Ranking. 
Mapfre returns for a 2nd consecutive as entry into the VOR 2017-2018 , with skipper Xabi Fernandez. Mapfre won Leg 4 in the last edition of VOR.
Vestas is also returning for the VOR2017-2018. The duo Charlie Enright and Mark Towill will lead their campaign. Vestas grounded last VOR version and damaged their boat heavily, but got it repaired just in time for sailing the last Legs.
Sun Hung Kai Scallywag, is a new Team from  HongKong to enter the VOR 2017-2018 and luckily they are that HongKong is a host city . 
turn the tide to plastic, is another new Team with a mission to fight the plastic pollution of the Oceans and Seas. A first female skipper on a VOR Boat.
Team Brunel, a returning back to the VOR with skipper Bouwe Bekking. Runner-up in last VOR will the Victory be possible this time?
The 8th Boat, ??? still up for rent =:) !


That is just 7 teams at just under 4 Month before the start in Alicante on 22 October 2017
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Team AkzoNobel
 
 Website: Team AkzoNobel 


  • Simeon Tienpont   - Skipper
  • Brad Jackson         - Watch Captain
  • Annemieke Bes      - Helmsman/Sail Trimmer
  • Brad Farrand          - Bowman/Trimmer
  • Roberto Bermudez de Castro Munoz - Helmsman/Sail Trimmer
  • Luke Molloy           - Helmsman/Sail Trimmer 
  • Nicolai Sehested     - Helmsman/Sail Trimmer/Boat Captain
  • Jules Salter             - Navigator
  • Bryce Ruthenberg   - Reserve Sailor
  • Eduard van Lierde   - Reserve Sailor
  • Joca Signorini         - Watch Captain 

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Dongfeng Race Team

Website: Dongfeng Race Team
 

  • Charles Caudrelier   - Skipper
  • Graham Tourell        - Boat Captain
  • Carolijn Brouwer     - Crew member
  • Marie Riou              - Crew member
  • Jeremie Beyou         - Crew member
  • Stu Bannatyne         - Crew member
  • Daryl Wisland           - Crew member
  • Jiru Yang "Wolf"       - Crew member
  • Liu Xue "Black"        - Crew member
  • Chen Jinhao"Horace"- Crew member
  • Jack Bouttell             - Bowman
  • Pascal Bidegorry       - Navigator
  • Kevin Escoffier          - Offshore Sailor    

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MAPRE





Website: MAPFRE in the VOLVOOCEANRACE

  • Xabi Fernandez       - Skipper
  • Pablo Arrarte           - Watch Captain
  • Willy Altadill             - Trimmer/Bowman
  • Rob Greenhalgh      - Watch Captain
  • Cuervas-Mons         - Bowman/Boat Captain
  • Blair Tuke                 - Crew Member
  • Joan Vila                   - Crew Member
  • Tamara Echegoyen - Crew Member
  • Sophie Ciszek          - Crew Member


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 VESTAS



Website:  Vestas-11thHourRacing

  • Charlie Enright         - Skipper
  • Mark Towill               - Team Director
  • Simon Fisher            - Crew Member
  • Phil Harmer              - Crew Member
  • Damian Foxall           - Crew Member
  • Tony Mutter              - Crew Member
  • Tom Johnson            - Crew Member
  • Nick Dana                  - Crew Member
  • Jena Mai Hansen       - Crew Member
  • Hannah Diamond      - Crew Member
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  Sun Hung Kai Scallywag



 Website:  


  • David Witt           - Skipper
  • Ben Piggott         - Bowman
  • Luke  Parkinson - Crew Member
  • Steve Hayles       - Navigator
  • Mark Fullerton    - Crew Member
  • John Fisher          - Crew Member
  • Tiger Mok             - Crew Member
  • David Mann          - Crew Member  
  • Alex Gough          - Crew Member
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  turn the tide on plastic



 Website:  


  • Dee Caffari    - Skipper
  • Liz Wardley    - Boat captain


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  Team Brunel



 Website:  Brunel Sailing


  • Bouwe Bekking - Skipper
  • Andrew Cape     - Navigator
  • Jens Domer       - Watch & Boat Captain
  • Pablo Arrarte     - Watch Captain & Trimmer
  • Gert-Jan Poortman - Bowman & Mastman
  • Rokas Milevicius - Bowman & Trimmer
  • Louis Balcaen     - Helmsman & Trimmer
  • Adam Minoprio   - Allround & Trimmer
  • Stefan Coppers   - Onboard Reporter
  • Timo Hagoort     - Reserve crew under 30  
  • Peter Burling      - Crew Member
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