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Volvo Ocean Race

The Volvo Ocean Race, which sets sail every three years, is without doubt the toughest, most prestigious event in the elite sailing calendar. Lasting a gruelling nine months – the longest sporting event of its kind.

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From the Race Villages around the world, hundreds of thousands of visitors get the chance to witness a spectacular array of activities and entertainment – both on land and at sea. The first leg of the race around the world sets sail from Alicante on October 22nd. 

What the is race about

The cause

The Volvo Ocean Race is one of the world’s longest and toughest professional sporting event in the world. But for Volvo Group, it’s more than just a yacht race. The event represents a unique opportunity to build relationships with customers and demonstrate Volvo Group’s strong commitment to cleaning up our oceans.

All in it together

The Volvo brand is shared by Volvo Cars and the Volvo Group, which means joint ownership of the Volvo Ocean Race. The Volvo Ocean Race is the leading offshore sailing challenge for crews, with a number of host cities that make it possible for viewers to experience the sport from close proximity. Established in 1973 as the Whitbread Round the World Race, the Volvo Ocean Race has evolved, with a renewed emphasis on the Southern Ocean for the 2017-18 race – and a new set of rules. Teams are encouraged to diversify their crews with a mix of male and female sailors, and demonstrate strategic innovations during the race.

Activities during the race

Excavator Race

At each port, visitors are welcome to operate a specially-built electric Volvo ECR25D compact excavator. Take on the challenge or watch as the athletes from the Volvo Ocean Race sailing crews take their skills from sea to land.

Volvo Ocean Race Conference and Seminars

Volvo customers are invited to participate in the Building Tomorrow conference and attend seminars that address the importance innovation, fuel efficiency, site safety and Volvo Services. Talk with like-minded individuals and learn more about how Volvo CE’s involvement with the WWF and Construction Climate Challenge helps protect the environment through the entire construction supply chain.

Brand film

Volvo CE is proud to launch the ‘Building Tomorrow’ brand film at the Volvo Ocean Race in Alicante. The film follows the stunning journey through ice, snow, and sand, and pays homage to our customers and all the dedicated individuals around that globe that work with us to build the world we want to live in. 

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Volvo Ocean Race Sustainability

Volvo Ocean Race has launched a major Sustainability Program for the 2017-18 edition and beyond – signing partnerships with 11th Hour Racing, AkzoNobel, and United Nations Environment while outlining a series of commitments that focus on ocean health. The race is taking action to help ‘Turn the Tide on Plastic’ a campaign that addresses the rapidly growing and critical problem of plastic polluting our oceans. The initiative is highlighted by the United Nations Environment’s Clean Seas campaign, which Volvo Ocean Race is proud to adopt. Find out how Volvo Ocean Race is doing its bit to support sustainability

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