2014–15 Volvo Ocean Race

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The 2014–15 Volvo Ocean Race is the 12th edition of the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race. It started on 19 October 2014 in Alicante, Spain, and concluded in June 2015 in Gothenburg, Sweden. After 38,739 nautical miles of ocean racing, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing led by skipper Ian Walker claimed the overall trophy.

Yachts[edit]

Main article: Volvo Ocean 65

For the first time, the race is a one-design event. The Volvo Ocean 65 was designed by Farr Yacht Design in response to concerns about safety and cost. The Volvo Ocean Race ensures a minimum of eight boats are built.[1]

The aim is to reduce participation cost to around 15 million euros per entry.[2]

Participants[edit]

Seven teams are participating in this edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. One of them, Team SCA, is a women-only team.[3]

Team Flag and Sail Skipper
Team SCA Sweden SWE 1929 United Kingdom Samantha Davies
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing United Arab Emirates UAE 2 United Kingdom Ian Walker
Dongfeng Race Team China CHN 1969 France Charles Caudrelier
Team Brunel Netherlands NED 1 Netherlands Bouwe Bekking
Team Alvimedica United States Turkey USA 4 United States Charlie Enright
Mapfre Spain ESP 1 Spain Iker Martinez
Team Vestas Wind Denmark Australia Chris Nicholson


Sailors by nationality[4][5][6][7][8][9][10]
Country Sailors
 France 12
 United Kingdom 10
 Australia 8
 United States 8
 Spain 7
 China 6
 Netherlands 6
 New Zealand 5
 Denmark 3
 Argentina 2
  Switzerland 2
 Belgium 1
 Brazil 1
 Ireland 1
 Italy 1
 Lithuania 1
 Sweden 1
 United Arab Emirates 1

Race schedule[edit]

Event Start date Finish date Start Finish Distance
In-Port Race 4 October 2014 Spain Alicante
Leg 1 11 October 2014 5 November 2014 Spain Alicante South Africa Cape Town 6,487 nm
In-Port Race 15 November 2014 South Africa Cape Town
Leg 2 19 November 2014 13 December 2014 South Africa Cape Town United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi 5,185 nm
In-Port Race 2 January 2015 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi
Leg 3 3 January 2015 27 January 2015 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi China Sanya 4,642 nm
In-Port Race 7 February 2015 China Sanya
Leg 4 8 February 2015 28 February 2015 China Sanya New Zealand Auckland 5,264 nm
In-Port Race 14 March 2015 New Zealand Auckland
Leg 5 18 March 20151 5 April 2015 New Zealand Auckland Brazil Itajaí 6,776 nm
In-Port Race 18 April 2015 Brazil Itajaí
Leg 6 19 April 2015 7 May 2015 Brazil Itajaí United States Newport 5,010 nm
In-Port Race 16 May 2015 United States Newport
Leg 7 17 May 2015 27 May 2015 United States Newport Portugal Lisbon 2,800 nm
In-Port Race 6 June 2015 Portugal Lisbon
Leg 8 7 June 2015 11 June 2015 Portugal Lisbon France Lorient 647 nm
In-Port Race 14 June 2015 France Lorient
Leg 9 17 June 2015 22 June 2015 France Lorient Sweden Gothenburg 960 nm
In-Port Race 27 June 2015 Sweden Gothenburg

Notes (157 sailing days for race winners and 10 In-port racing days):

  • ^1 Originally scheduled to begin on 15 March 2015, but delayed because of Cyclone Pam.[11]

Results and standings[edit]

The point standings are done via low points. The winner of each leg/in-port race will receive 1 point, runner up will receive 2 points, and so on down to the final finisher who will receive 7 points. Failure to finish a leg is counted as 8 points. The overall winner will be the one the lowest number of leg points, with the in-port points being used for tie-breaking.[12]

Overall standings[edit]

Leg 1
Spain
South Africa
Leg 2
South Africa
United Arab Emirates
Leg 3
United Arab Emirates
China
Leg 4
China
New Zealand
Leg 5
New Zealand
Brazil
Leg 6
Brazil
United States
Leg 7
United States
Portugal
Leg 8
Portugal
France
Leg 9
France
Sweden
Penalty/
Redress
Total
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing 1 3 2 2 1 2 5 3 5 24
Team Brunel 3 1 5 5 4 3 1 5 2 29
Dongfeng Race Team 2 2 1 3 DNF2 1 4 7 4 15 33
MAPFRE 7 4 4 1 2 4 2 4 3 34 5 34
Team Alvimedica 5 5 3 4 3 5 3 6 1 -13 34
Team SCA 6 6 6 6 5 6 6 1 7 25 51
Team Vestas Wind 4 DNF1 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 2 6 60

Notes:

  • ^1 - Team Vestas Wind was grounded on the Cargados Carajos Shoals near Mauritius. They re-joined the race for leg 8.[13]
  • ^2 - Dongfeng suffered a broken mast near Cape Horn and had to abandon leg 5.[14]
  • ^3 - Team Alvimedica finished leg 2 in fifth place, but were awarded 1 point redress for standing by the grounded Team Vestas Wind[15]
  • ^4 - MAPFRE finished leg 5 in second position, but were given two points penalty for rules breaches.[16]
  • ^5 - MAPFRE and Dongfeng (1 point each) and SCA (2 points) were handed penalty points after leg 7 for infringing sailing rules.[17]

In-port series[edit]

Ali
Spain
CT
South Africa
AD
United Arab Emirates
San
China
Auc
New Zealand
Ita
Brazil
NP
United States
Lis
Portugal
Lor
France
Got
Sweden
Total
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing 2 1 3 2 6 2 3 2 4 6 31
Team Brunel 4 2 2 4 2 1 5 5 6 1 32
Team SCA 6 3 1 5 1 4 4 4 5 2 35
MAPFRE 3 7 6 6 3 5 1 1 2 3 37
Team Alvimedica 1 6 5 3 5 6 2 3 1 5 37
Dongfeng Race Team 5 4 4 1 4 3 6 6 3 4 40
Team Vestas Wind 7 5 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 7 7 7 73

References[edit]

  1. ^ All-women's team first to enter 2014-15 Race volvooceanrace.com, 21 August 2012
  2. ^ Volvo Ocean Race due to start from Alicante in 2014 to feature all-female crew thetelegraph.co.uk, 20 August 2012
  3. ^ "Meet the teams". volvooceanrace.com. Retrieved 2014-11-01. 
  4. ^ The Team
  5. ^ Meet The Squad
  6. ^ Sailing Team
  7. ^ Team
  8. ^ Team/
  9. ^ Sailing Team
  10. ^ Meet the Team
  11. ^ "The start is on!". volvooceanrace.com. 2015-03-16. 
  12. ^ "Keeping score". volvooceanrace.com. Retrieved 2015-06-28. 
  13. ^ "Back in the race". volvooceanrace.com. 2015-01-28. 
  14. ^ "Time to call it quits". volvooceanrace.com. 2015-03-31. 
  15. ^ "Time to redress". volvooceanrace.com. 2014-12-30. 
  16. ^ "The jury decides". volvooceanrace.com. 2015-04-17. 
  17. ^ "Penalty point pain". volvooceanrace.com. 2015-06-03. 

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