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Volvo Ocean Race 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 them on, or in the early hours of the morning, creating a more intimate and magical experience for die-hard fans, loved ones and specially invited guests. Arrivals can take many different forms. Teams could arrive close together and take part in an exhilarating battle to cross the finish line. Alternatively, a team might arrive unaccompanied, having distanced themselves from the rest of the fleet.

From a high-speed RIB your guests can experience the once-in-a-lifetime moment when the teams cross the finish line and arrive at a new Host City. Your guests will become part of the Volvo Ocean Race story, as we take them within touching distance of the team crossing the finish line, and give them access to the stars of the show. This is a real VVIP experience.

Programme outline


  • Hotel accommodation
  • Welcome pack 
    (including VIP pass and lanyard)

2 hours before the Team is due to cross the finish line

  • Collection by courtesy car and driven to Race Village
  • Hostesses to greet
  • Volvo Ocean Race MUSTO branded quick dry cap gift
  • Race and safety briefing by a sailing professional
  • Wet weather and safety gear provided

1 hour before the Team is due to cross the finish line

  • Meet high-speed RIB driver and board RIB
  • Snacks and drinks provided on board


  • Experience the thrill of seeing one or more teams cross the finish line
  • Follow the team into port and watch the crowds go wild as they welcome their heroes to their city
  • Be a part of the Arrivals Ceremony, prize-giving and champagne moment
  • Enjoy celebratory drinks and rub shoulders with the stars of the show


  • Courtesy car back to hotel  

*the timings for the Arrivals Experience will vary depending on the location of the hotel and the Race Village, and depending on the time of day or night that the teams are due to arrive.

“You could really feel the joy of a hard-fought victory, a triumph over nature and a series of setbacks. The seemingly weightless boat, the eerie silence on the water, the fight for every gust of wind… To me it was something purely magical.”

– Jan Arie van Barneveld,
CEO Brunel on the Arrivals experience 

€650 Price per person excluding applicable VAT. Contact us

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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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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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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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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