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A life made by sailing | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15

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Published on May 9, 2014

As a child with dyslexia Gerd-Jan Poortman was drawn to boats, discovering a way to burn off his excess energy and a passion for the ocean that would consume his life.
Now Gerd-Jan is a professional sailor with Team Brunel, and preparing for one of his greatest challenges..


Expect more like this to be uploaded to the Official Volvo Ocean Race YouTube Channel in the future. Get all the latest updates on www.VolvoOceanRace.com

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  28. 28

    Leg 1 Start Highlights | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15

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    Boom! | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15

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    Searching for China's Best Sailors | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15

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    Test-driving the Volvo Ocean 65 | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15

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    "Sailing for our nation" | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15

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    Pain in the Gym for Team SCA | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15

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