Volvo Ocean Race: New Crew Limits to Promote Women:
Alicante, Spain (October 10, 2016) – – The Volvo Ocean Race is making a major rule change to give world-class female sailors a much clearer pathway to compete at the highest level of offshore sailing in the 2017-18 edition.
In the first of a series of ten announcements that the Volvo Ocean Race will make over the next two weeks, the rules of the race will limit all-male teams to seven sailors, one fewer than in 2014-15, and give mixed teams a significant numerical advantage.
The possible crew combinations for 2017-18 will be:
• 7 men
• 7 men and 1 or 2 women
• 7 women and 1 or 2 men
• 5 men and 5 women
• 11 women
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