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Volvo Ocean Race - Caffari names 4 more crew

Two Britons and two Portuguese among latest young international crew for Turn the Tide on Plastic in the Volvo Ocean Race. Frederico Pinheiro de Melo and Bernardo Freitas with Dee Caffari -

Joining Dee Caffari’s team for the 2017-18 edition are Welsh America’s Cup sailor Bleddyn Mon, fellow Briton Henry Bomby and the Portuguese pair Bernardo Freitas and Frederico Pinheiro de Melo.

The multinational quartet, all 30 or under, earned their places after an intense trial period in Lisbon, Portugal.

The team, which will amplify United Nations Environment’s 'Clean Seas:

Turn the Tide on Plastic' campaign, counts the Portugal-based Mirpuri Foundation as its principal partner and the presence of Bernardo Freitas and Frederico Pinheiro de Melo will strengthen the team’s Portuguese flavour.

Last week, the team announced Italian Olympic sailor Francesca Clapcich (29) and Lucas Chapman (25) to the squad, joining skipper Caffari and boat captain Liz Wardley.

The round-the-world race, starts 22 October 2017 from Alicante.

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