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.

Volvo Ocean Race 2017/2018


The 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race was the thirteenth edition of the world sailing event. The race started again in Alicante (Spain) on 14 October 2017 and finished in The Hague (Netherlands) on 30 June 2018.

It had 11 ocean stages and 11 coastal races, being the edition with more ocean stages, coastal races and nautical miles of all those carried out so far.

The Dongfeng Race Team finally won the 2017-2018 Volvo Ocean Race in a hotly contested edition, with Team MAPFRE second and Team Brunel third overall.

The participating teams were Team Akzo Nobel, Dongfeng Race Team, MAPFRE, Vestas 11th Hour Racing, Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag, Turn the Tide on Plastic and Team Brunei.

The class of the previous edition, the Volvo Open 65, was maintained for the second year.

There was also continuity with the onboard reporter, a person who does not participate in sailing and is exclusively responsible for creating multimedia content.