The crew on board the ABN 2 is probably the world's first racing crew ever recruited online. According to the team's site, seven sailors were chosen to race as crew on board the ABN2 in the Volvo Ocean Race from 1,800 resumes submitted through an open competition on the Web. Their website tells us,
Crew TWO is comprised of high potential sailors
younger than 31 who have yet to sail around the world,
but who have extensive sailing experience. Seven of the eleven crew members have been chosen through a very tough and careful selection process. Originally
1,800 resumes were sent in from an open web competition. Of this group, an initial 80 candidates competed in crew selections all around the world, and were finally narrowed down to these seven.