Volvo Construction Equipment has strong business focus on the Volvo Ocean Race
On 11 October 2008 the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race got underway in Alicante, Spain. This is the tenth time the prestigious round the world sailing race has been run since its launch in 1972. Eight boats will compete over 9 months and 37,000 nautical miles for the chance to cross the finishing line first in St Petersburg, Russia in June 2009. The race will visit the main markets in Europe and North America as well as stopovers in growing markets such as Brazil, China, India and Russia.