This edition of the Volvo Ocean Race was the twelfth edition of the round-the-world sailing event. The race began in Alicante (Spain) on 11 October 2014 and ended in Gothenburg (Sweden).
The 2014-15 edition consisted of 9 legs and 10 coastal races.
The new Volvo Open 65 was introduced.
The yacht Azzam, from the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing Team, skippered by Britain’s Ian Walker, won the race.
Team SCA, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing Team, Team Brunel, Dongfeng Race Team, Team Alvimedica, Team Campos and Team Vestas Wind also competed.
As a novelty, in this 2014-15 edition each monotype went around the world with 11 racing sails and a storm, reducing the inventory with a significant cost saving.
Another notable fact was the continued use of social networks on board, during each of the stages.