I believe that all great achievements and success in life, and all changes for the better, have one powerful characteristic in common: The First Step. Take the first step, and the journey has a way of taking care of itself.”
Our race is all about the people bold enough to compete in it. Discover who our sailors are, where they come from and how they made the cut to take part in this round-the-world adventure.
In 2014-15, an all-female crew will race against Volvo Ocean Race veterans and first-time rookies. You will see sailors from China, from America, from the Netherlands, Abu Dhabi and Spain – and even more will be announced in the next few months.
These teams will commence battle on the water on October 4, 2014 – follow us as they embark on this great challenge!
What does a Volvo Ocean Race crew look like?There are eight sailors plus one non-sailing multimedia reporter onboard the standard teams.
All-women teams can race with 11 sailors plus one non-sailing multimedia reporter.
Each team must race with two crew members born after 1st October 1984, the “Under 30s.”
And all boats have to qualify by sailing 2,000nm non-stop (3,700km).
The race will reach Abu Dhabi leg in the first week of December, 2014 Village Opening: December 12, 2014 Estimated arrival of the boats*: December 11 - 15, 2014