Vestas 11th Hour Racing has put together the most competitive team possible, to achieve exemplary results in sailing and be the most sustainable team in the race. It's time to meet the sailors and shore crew who will bring this campaign to life for the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race.
"It's great to be part of a team that's shifting the paradigm"
"It’s a real opportunity to use this race as a platform and we need to make the most of it."
"It is good to be given the chance and the platform to share the message of sustainability. With the right education, everyone will become more sustainable in their practices."
"We are in charge of taking care of our oceans - we need to be the stewards of our playground."
"We only have 1 planet and we are destroying it which is a very sad thing, we need to take care of what we have."
"If I help others to be aware of the impact we all have on our planet, and make, just even a small change, this will have been worth the while."
"I'm excited to be involved and to learn more about sustainability"
"Using our platform is a great opportunity to educate ourselves and the people who are following our boat."
"There's no doubt we need to change - I'm learning about it and I'm enjoying it."
"Sailors are heavily involved with the environment and the climate so it´s up to us to set an example."
"It is very important that we as a team, lead on environmental issues to raise awareness and change public perception."
"Thrilled to be back for my 7th Volvo Ocean Race and step into a crew of great sailors with a message to do more."