Boat Prep Near Complete for Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18
Published on May 8th, 2017
With seven of the Volvo Ocean Race boats from the last race getting refitted for the 2017-18 edition, and Team AkzoNobel’s new Volvo Ocean 65 being fitted out, the Boatyard team is on the final stretch of a preparation marathon which has been months in the making. Video published on May 8, 2017.
2017-18 Edition: Entered Teams – Skippers
• Team AkzoNobel (NED), Simeon Tienpont (NED)
• Dongfeng Race Team (CHN), Charles Caudrelier (FRA)
• MAPFRE (ESP), Xabi Fernández (ESP)
• Vestas 11th Hour Racing (DEN/USA), Charlie Enright (USA)
Background: Racing the one design Volvo Ocean 65, the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race begins in Alicante, Spain on October 22 2017 with the final finish in The Hague, Netherlands on June 30 2018. In total, the 10-leg race will visit 12 cities in six continents: Alicante, Lisbon, Cape Town, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Auckland, Itajaí, Newport, Cardiff, Gothenburg, and The Hague. Seven teams are expected to compete with the hopes for one more.
Source: Volvo Ocean Race