Volvo Ocean Race CEO Mark Turner Resigns
Following discussions with key Volvo Ocean Race stakeholders it has been determined that ‘additional planning time’ is required to implement the recently announced changes to the race schedule. As a result, the proposed 2019-20 race in new boats will not take place as planned. A revised schedule for future Volvo Ocean Races will be announced as soon as possible. Volvo remains committed to ensuring that any planned changes deliver long-term sustainable benefits to the race and participating teams.
The design work on the exciting new Super 60 concept, at the forefront of foiling offshore monohull technology, continues.
The current 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race is completely unaffected by this change and will proceed as publicly announced.
As a consequence of this review to the race schedule the current CEO for the race Mark Turner has decided to step down from his current position. He will remain in the CEO role until a successor is appointed, a search for which has started.
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