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About the race

  • Overview

    The Volvo Ocean Race is an exceptional test of sailing prowess and human endeavour which has been built on the spirit of great seafarers - fearless men who sailed the world’s oceans aboard square rigged clipper ships more than a century ago.Read More

  • Perfect weather and hundreds of spectator boats turn out, for the Stockholm in-port race
    In-Port Racing

    The in-port racing during this edition of the Volvo Ocean Race is sure to be among the highlights of the entire event. This is the closest that spectators can get to the action without actually being on board one of the race boats.Read More

  • Telefonica Blue skipper Bouwe Bekking, onstage with his crew after finishing  fifth into Rio de Jane

    How do you win the Volvo Ocean Race?Read More

  • Volvo Open 70 cutaway.
    Boat Design

    The Volvo Open 70 V3 - the focus of the new rule is on refinement, rather than radical changes.Read More

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    Race Organisers

    Meet the Volvo Ocean Race team members who make it all happen day in, day out.Read More

  • About Volvo

    If you ever have been wondering why an offshore round-the-world sailing race is named after a brand that focuses on engine-powered means of transport and construction… well, here’s our answer:Read More

  • Rothmans deck plunges through a wave during the 1989-90 Whitbread Round the World Race

    According to legend it all started over a beer in a Portsmouth pub, thirty five years on, it is still gale force winds, mountainous seas and sleep deprivationRead More

  • Navigator Aksel Magdahl checks the weather onboard Ericsson 3, on leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race, fro
    Docs & Rules

    Where you can download documents of the Race Rule and amendments, Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions, Course Maps, protest results and more.Read More

  • Optimist Racing
    Volvo Ocean Race Academy

    The Volvo Ocean Race has launched its new youth sailing initiative for the upcoming edition of the race, the Volvo Ocean Race Academy, marking the continuation of the organisation's commitment to youth sailing worldwide. Read More

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