Meet the teams

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. There are 16 nationalities among the seven teams with sailors from Australia, Belgium, China, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, UK and USA.

These teams 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).