In the Volvo Ocean Race 2017 – 18, the boat took part in the Volvo Ocean Race for the second time. Just like in the 2014-15 edition as Team Brunel. under the name of main sponsor Brunel. After the success of 2014-15, Sailing Holland immediately started looking for new sponsors for the 2017-18 race. This was not easy due to various circumstances. Finally, the team was able to start at the end of July 2017. A late influx, but skipper Bouwe Bekking once again gathered good people around him, including Peter Burling, Kyle Langford, Louis Balcaen, Abby Ehler and Carlo Huisman. Another approach: many young people with a lot of knowledge and ambition. From the halfway point of the race, the team was unstoppable and made up for the gap that had accumulated in the beginning, leaving the team neck and neck with the winning teams: DongFeng and Maphre. After a nerve-racking battle, Team Brunel had to settle for an honorable third place.