The Volvo Ocean Race is sailing’s great adventure and professional sport’s ultimate test of teamwork.

Born in 1973 as the Whitbread Round the World Race, it remains a unique challenge – as teams compete against each other over 45,000 nautical miles around the planet, in relentless pursuit of competitive edge.

Starting in Alicante, Spain, and finishing in The Hague, The Netherlands, the race lasts nine months and takes in 12 landmark cities across five continents.

The Volvo Ocean Race provides unique and memorable experiences, not only for the sailors on board, but also for your guests, who can join us for a slice of the action.

Contact our team to book your unique and tailor-made Volvo Ocean Race guest experience: guestexperience@volvooceanrace.com

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Village Experience

Arrivals Experience

Due to the unpredictable nature of the race, there is no saying what time of day or night the teams could arrive. Teams can arrive in the middle of the day, to the noise of thousands of race fans cheering...

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Village Experience

Race Village Experience

The Race Village Experience provides your guests with the opportunity to go behind the scenes. Hosted in one of our hospitality venues within the Race Village, your guests will hear from...

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Village Experience

In-Port Race Experience

The In-Port Race is a key part of the Race Village experience. At the end of the race, there is a separate trophy for the overall In-Port Race Series winners, and positions in the series will be used to break any tie in the main…

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Village Experience

Leg Start Experience

The Volvo Ocean Race is the toughest sailing race in the world and the inherent dangers of ocean racing are something all sailors and their families are acutely aware of. The Leg Start is the time when our teams say goodbye to their…

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Bespoke Packages

We can design guest experiences around you. Our team can plan bespoke and tailor-made packages that work for your business needs and for your guests. We specialise in creating unique and unforgettable guest experiences.

In addition to the Guest Experiences, we can provide services including: flights, airport transfers, private coach hire, tour leaders, hosts/hostesses, accommodation, dinners, lunches, plus excursions outside of the Race Village.

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To complete your experience

All of our guest experiences come with:

  • Access to a unique hospitality venue within the Race Village
  • VIP flag for the spectator boat and high-speed RIB
  • Behind-the-scenes access
  • Commentary and presentations by sailing professionals
  • First-class food and beverages by One
  • Photograph opportunity with the Volvo Ocean Race trophy
  • Professional service from start to finish

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Personal touch

We know how important it is to make your guests feel special. Here are just a few examples of ways in which we can personalise your guests’ experience:


  • Personalised invitations pre-event
  • Welcome letters and gifts
  • Volvo Ocean Race branded goodies
  • Personalised follow-up thank you card
  • Photo souvenir
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Meeting Spaces and Venue Hire

We have access to meeting and event spaces within the Race Village, that are available to for you to hire for your meetings and private events.

Venues include:

  • Sailors Terrace
  • The Boatyard
  • The Globe
  • Race Boat Experience

Please contact a member of our team to let us know your requirements and we will provide you know your requirements and we will provide you capacity, fit-out, and prices.

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Food and Beverage

One Event Management (One) is amongst the pre-eminent caterers in Europe, with specialist operating entities in both “green field” sites and fixed venues. Our vision is to exceed the expectations of all of our stakeholders and deliver the most innovative events of their time. For our team at One, the honour of sharing in prestigious and world class events such as the Volvo Ocean Race is one we take great pride in.

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Want your guests to experience
a slice of the action?

Your guests can be part of this emotionally charged moment. From the Sailors Terrace, on board a VIP spectator boat, or on board a high-speed RIB, your guests can be part of the Race.

Our dedicated team will make sure your Volvo Ocean Race guest experience will be unique and unforgettable. Please contact a member of our team to tell us more about what you’re looking for and we can design a guest experience built around your needs.

 

 

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