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