After 2 editions in the Volvo Ocean Race and more than 100.000 NM sailing under the name Team Brunel it's time for a change. The yellow race machine has a new look and a new name. From now on the VO65 sails under the name Childhood1, named to the Childhood foundation. www.childhood.org
The cooperation between Childhood and Sailing Holland is made possible by external donors. Brunel also remains involved in the campaign. The boat will depart from Scheveningen on October 15 for a Caribbean regatta tour.
As the owner of the boat, Sailing Holland remains committed to young offshore talent and the goal is to participate in The Ocean Race 2021-22. Whether this is known as Childhood 1 is not yet known. In any case, Sailing Holland will strive to get as many Dutch parties as possible (partners, crew) involved in the campaign. Bouwe Bekking, skipper of Team Brunel in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 and 2017-18, is closely involved and will regularly come on board during the races.