Volvo Ocean Race

The Volvo Ocean Race is the longest professional sporting event in the world, a round the-world yacht race that is held every three years. Each edition of the race lasts close to nine months and teams face extremes of temperatures ranging from -15 in the Southern Ocean to 45 degrees at the equator. The Volvo Ocean Race is jointly owned by Volvo Group and Volvo Car Group.

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Since Volvo acquired the race in 1998 (former the Whitbread Round the World Race) we have developed it every year, both in terms of the competition itself but also by taking greater and greater advantage of the business benefits. With its global scope, the Volvo Ocean Race has become a superb platform for strengthening the brand not only for Volvo but also for the race- and team sponsors involved. It offers a unique chance to establish close relationships with customers and partners and it helps to create new business opportunities.

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Volvo and the race – a perfect match

Volvo and the race – a perfect match

Teamwork, performance, innovative technology and care for the environment are the values that bind us together, with the Volvo Ocean Race. Known as the toughest professional sporting event in the world, the race is a human adventure like no other.

The Volvo Pavilion

The Volvo Pavilion

This state of the art structure is built in a record time of 9 days, at each of the 12 stopovers on 6 continents. Never before in the world of sporting events has such a challenging construction project been carried out around the globe.

Welcome to Hong Kong

Welcome to Hong Kong

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Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 Route

Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 Route

The Race is returning to its Southern Ocean roots. 2017-18 route will be longest ever sailing distance at around 45,000 nautical miles, crossing four oceans and taking in 12 major cities on six continents.

The 43-year-old race around the world will start from Alicante in late 2017 and will end with a grand finale into The Hague, Netherlands during summer 2018.

The total distance of the racetrack is longer than in any of the 12 previous editions of an event which was born as The Whitbread Round the World Race in 1973.
But while the teams will sail more nautical miles than ever before, the race itself is scheduled to be one month shorter than in most of the last 12 editions.

Download the 2017-18 Route (JPG, 0.1 MB)
Volvo Group photo contest Foap

Volvo Group photo contest Foap

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Experience the race first hand. Join the Volvo Group photo contest Foap, by sharing your best photos and get a chance to win a 100$ price money!

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Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18

Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18

Here is a look at all action from Leg 4, from Melbourne to Hong Kong.

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