Volvo Ocean Race

Team Brunel
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Team Brunel participates in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 again. After the Team Brunel success in 2014-15 Bouwe Bekking is back at the helm. It will be the 8th time he will be at the start of the race of all races and Bekking is the most experienced Volvo Ocean Race skipper ever.

TNG Swiss Watches Team AkzoNobel
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Team AkzoNobel has appointed TNG Swiss Watches as official timekeeper to its campaign for the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race. To commemorate the Dutch campaign, TNG has created a limited edition line collection of watches featuring the team AkzoNobel colors and logo.

Volvo Ocean Race
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The Volvo Ocean Race will switch from a 3-year to a 2-year cycle after the upcoming 2017-18 edition, a change that will provide more continuity and more commercial value for professional sailing teams, sponsors and Host Cities. 

World Sailing and Volvo
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Following the 'next decade' event on 18 May, see below for more details on the race’s partnership with World Sailing and long-term commitment to the sport – plus news of a separate agreement with AkzoNobel's 'International' brand to support the Youth Academy at stopovers in 2017-18.

Volvo Ocean Race Youth Academy
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AkzoNobel's International® brand has committed to helping young people all over the world learn more about sailing by becoming the official Youth Academy partner for the forthcoming Volvo Ocean Race.

Volvo Ocean Race
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The Volvo Ocean Race will strengthen its historic connection with the Southern Ocean, and the tradition of racing around the world, while boosting its commercial offering to sponsors and Host Cities, by introducing radical changes to the racecourse, stopover formats and timing of future race activity.

Volvo Ocean Race is going to foil
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The Volvo Ocean Race has solved the question of whether its future should be monohull or multihull – by opting for both. The introduction of a foil-assisted 60-foot (18.29 metre) monohull for the ocean legs plus an ultra-fast 32-50 foot (10-15m) flying catamaran for use inshore will elevate the race to the ultimate all-round test in professional sailing.

Team Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag
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The fifth entry to the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race will sail under the name Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag and will represent Hong Kong, it was announced today.

Dongfeng Race Team, Volvo Ocean Race
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The Chinese entry in the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race, Dongfeng Race Team sponsored by Dongfeng Motor Corporation, presented its full crew line-up for the first time, today, in Paris.

Team AkzoNobel crew
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Team AkzoNobel skipper Simeon Tienpont has selected four former Volvo Ocean Race winners as part of a strong, multinational crew for the 2017-18 campaign.