Volvo Ocean Race Broadcast Room > ABOUT TEAMS 9a30dbd7-5b3b-4831-a143-51aeb1655c19/team AkzoNobel team AkzoNobel team AkzoNobel were the first to enter the 2017-18 edition, keeping alive the incredible Dutch tradition in this race. team AkzoNobel is a brand-new Dutch ocean racing team led by Netherlands... ]]> 8/3/2017 11:24:00 AM b4474fd0-c385-4f15-a998-a0dae928ae85/Dongfeng Race Team Dongfeng Race Team Charles Caudrelier's Chinese-backed campaign was the surprise package of 2014-15, claiming a podium finish and winning an historic homecoming leg into Sanya.In 2017-18, they return for a second... ]]> 8/1/2017 1:56:00 PM fe839c63-82e3-4656-a464-bac96b9bfdb5/MAPFRE MAPFRE Spanish team MAPFRE return for a second consecutive edition following a successful debut in 2014-15, which saw them claim podium finishes four times. Spanish campaign MAPFRE returns for a second... ]]> 8/1/2017 1:54:00 PM f80f7cd6-6c73-4883-9f93-63158bf0ecdc/Vestas 11th Hour Racing Vestas 11th Hour Racing The team will be led by American duo Charlie Enright and Mark Towill with a passionate sustainability message and the aim of making an impact on and off the water. Vestas are returning to the... ]]> 8/1/2017 1:53:00 PM 3bd3c659-72c0-4c3d-b020-b6c8b04fa34d/Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag The first ever Hong Kong entry into the Volvo Ocean Race, Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag is led by experienced heavy weather sailor David Witt, who returns to the race after a 20 year absence... ]]> 8/1/2017 1:50:00 PM 76c00a70-d843-472d-b850-223354232933/Turn the Tide on Plastic Turn the Tide on Plastic Veteran female round the world sailor Dee Caffari will combine her Volvo Ocean Race obsession with a deep passion for the ocean in 2017-18 after launching a campaign to Turn the Tide on Plastic.... ]]> 8/1/2017 1:49:00 PM 1125404b-b5e3-4731-bada-cd345342f822/Team Brunel Team Brunel Bouwe Bekking, the most experienced sailor in Volvo Ocean Race history, will return to skipper the seventh confirmed team in the 2017-18 edition – and give himself another chance at claiming an... ]]> 8/1/2017 1:48:00 PM