They have history in the race, and they had plans for the race, but Team New Zealand will not compete in the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race, even with a one-design format to ease the path forward.
Instead, after all the talk about win or die at the 2013 America’s Cup, Team New Zealand is all about the 2017 match. The New Zealand Herald reports:
Team New Zealand has announced they will not be competing in the 2014/15 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race.
In recent weeks, the team had explored a joint challenge with Spanish interests, but chief executive Grant Dalton said the team was not convinced it could mount a successful challenge in the time available and the team’s energies would be better directed towards the next America’s Cup. The Volvo Ocean race starts at Alicante, Spain, on October 4 this year.
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