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Meet the Teams

Teams are taking shape in the build-up to the 2011-12 race.

Volvo Ocean Race Chief Executive, Knut Frostad, said “The level of competition has never been higher."

"We know about six boats today that will be on the start line. Five of the teams have the calibre to potentially win this race," he confirmed.

Several more syndicates are actively working on their entries into the Volvo Ocean Race.

The following teams have publicly declared their entry and details of further teams will be published  as they are announced:

  • LOGO-Groupama
    Groupama sailing team

    French offshore legend Franck Cammas and his long-term sponsor Groupama will compete in the next two editions of the Race in a boat designed by two-time race winner Juan Kouyoumdjian. Read More

  • Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing

    The UAE entry has recruited a strong and experienced crew that includes a core of Volvo veterans and a UAE national, led by double Olympic medallist and 2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race skipper, Ian Walker. Read More

  • PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG Propulsion

    PUMA Ocean Racing, which turned heads on and off the water in the 2008-09 race, has returned for the next edition, again under the leadership of Ken Read. Read More

  • CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand

    Spanish footwear brand Camper is collaborating with Emirates Team New Zealand to manage their first Volvo Ocean Race campaign. Principal designer Marcelino Botin and the build team at Cookson … Read More

  • Team Telefónica

    The Spanish team "Telefónica", with skipper double Olympic medallist and runner-up in the double handed, non-stop round the world challenge, Iker Martínez, will be taking on the Volvo Ocean R… Read More

  • Spanish Team 2

    Second confidential entry, to be announced in the near future Read More

  • Team Sanya

    Chinese entry Team Sanya will be looking to stamp their mark on the race, with Volvo Ocean Race veteran and two-time winner Mike Sanderson as skipper and a mixture of experienced sailors and… Read More