Meet the Teams
The One Design concept introduced in June 2012 has been all about broadening the platform for entry to the world's toughest offshore race and helping to achieve the stated goal of increasing the size of the fleet – without sacrificing the quality of what is a unique event. That has already seen the unveiling of an all-female team for the first time since 2001-02 and new team announcements will be made later this year.
For forthcoming editions, the changes mean more emphasis will be on the racing out on the water. Winning the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race will depend, as always, on each team's levels of skill, endurance and effort as they tackle what is a monumental challenge.