TEAM's for VOLVO OCEAN RACE 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 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 . 

That is just 5 teams at just under 5 Month before the start in Alicante on 22 October 2017
 [ teams will be entered here, once official announced]

See some more details of each of the Teams below.
a click on the Teams-name will bring you to a section of this page with more details on that Team.


ALL  TEAMS VolvoOceanRace 2017-2018

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
  • Joao 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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  • Xabi Fernandez  - Skipper
  • Pablo Arrarte      - Watch Captain
  • Willy Altadill        - Trimmer/Bowman
  • Rob Greenhalgh - Watch Captain
  • Cuervas-Mons    - Bowman/Boat Captain

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Website:  Vestas-11thHourRacing

  • Charlie Enright         - Skipper
  • Mark Towill               - Team Director

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  Sun Hung Kai Scallywag


  • David Witt  - Skipper
  • to be addedd - crew

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