Volvo Around-The-World Race Attracts New Teams After Cost Curbs

Rough upwind conditions greet Team Alvimedica upon entering the Bay of Biscay during the sailing of Leg 8 from Lisbon to L'Orient on June 9, 2015.

Photographer: Amory Ross/Team Alvimedica via Getty Images

The round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race is attracting new teams after cutting costs in half by making competitors use identical 65-foot yachts instead of building their own boats.

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