Volvo Ocean Race 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 loved ones and set sail for the next leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. There is an official dock out show, with local entertainment, a Sailors Parade, live interviews on the dock, and a blessing of the fleet. The teams complete a fast-paced lap, similar to the In-Port Race course, before setting off for the next Leg of the race.

Option 1: VIP Spectator Boat

Programme outline

Pre-race

  • Welcome pack (including VIP pass and lanyard)

10.00

  • Welcome and registration by our team of professional hostesses
  • Access to one of our unique hospitality venues
  • Volvo Ocean Race branded MUSTO quick dry cap
  • Freshly brewed coffee and tea
  • Homemade pastries by global food and beverage experts One

  • Presentation of the Volvo Ocean Race by a sailing professional, including exclusive video footage
  • Go behind-the-scenes at the Boatyard

12.45

  • Hostesses lead guests to the VIP Spectator Boat
  • Board VIP Spectator Boat (good viewing guaranteed)
  • Safety briefing

Race time

  • VIP flag ensures the best seats in the house to watch the Leg Start
  • Professional commentator providing race updates and information about the action on the water
  • Delicious lunch by global food and beverage experts One served on board
  • Beer, wine and soft drinks
  • Screens showing close-ups of the on-water action and the live tracker
  • Wave goodbye to the teams as they set off for the next leg of the Volvo Ocean Race  

15.30

  • Programme ends


*all timings are approximate. Exact timings will vary depending on the Host City and the weather conditions.

“This is the worst part of every single leg, just saying goodbye to your family.”

– Ken Read, skipper,
Puma Ocean Racing

€595 Price per person excluding applicable VAT. Contact us

Option 2: High-Speed RIB

Programme outline

Pre-race

  • Welcome pack (including VIP pass and lanyard)

10.30

  • Welcome and registration by our team of professional hostesses
  • Access to one of our unique hospitality venues
  • Volvo Ocean Race branded MUSTO quick dry cap
  • Freshly brewed coffee and tea
  • Homemade pastries by global food and beverage experts One

  • Presentation of the Volvo Ocean Race by a sailing professional, including exclusive video footage
  • Safety briefing
  • Wet weather and safety gear provided

12.45

  • Hostesses lead guests to the high-speed RIB
  • Board high-speed RIB (quality guaranteed)

Race time

  • VIP flag ensures the best seats in the house to watch the Leg Start
  • Professional commentator providing race updates and information about the action on the water
  • Packed lunch prepared by global food and beverage experts One
  • Wave goodbye to the teams as they set off for the next leg of the Volvo Ocean Race

Post-race

  • Post-racing drinks  

16.30

  • Programme ends


*all timings are approximate. Exact timings will vary depending on the Host City and the weather conditions.

“This is the worst part of every single leg, just saying goodbye to your family.”

– Ken Read, skipper,
Puma Ocean Racing

€575 Price per person excluding applicable VAT. Contact us

Option 3: On-Land

Programme outline

Pre-race

  • Welcome pack (including VIP pass and lanyard)

10.30

  • Welcome and registration by our team of professional hostesses
  • Access to one of our unique hospitality venues
  • Volvo Ocean Race branded MUSTO quick dry cap

  • Presentation of the Volvo Ocean Race by a sailing professional, including exclusive video footage
  • Go behind-the-scenes at the Boatyard
  • Watch the Leg Start dock-out show

Race time

  • Watch the on-water action from the comfort of the Sailors Terrace or the Boatyard
  • Professional commentator providing race updates and information about the action on the water
  • Screens (high quality LED) showing close-ups of the on-water action and the live tracker
  • Delicious buffet lunch prepared by global food and beverage experts One
  • Beer, wine and soft drinks

15.00

  • Programme ends


*all timings are approximate. Exact timings will vary depending on the Host City and the weather conditions.

“This is the worst part of every single leg, just saying goodbye to your family.”

– Ken Read, skipper,
Puma Ocean Racing

€195 Price per person excluding applicable VAT. Contact us

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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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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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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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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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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