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Volvo Ocean Race Village Experience

The Volvo Ocean Race Village Experience provides your guests with the opportunity to go behind the scenes. Hosted in one of our unique hospitality venues within the Race Village, your guests will hear from professional sailors, sample the freeze-dried food the sailors eat on board, try on a survival suit, crawl through a Volvo Ocean 65 racing yacht in the Race Boat Experience, and experience life behind the scenes at the Boatyard.

Programme outline


  • Welcome and registration by our team of professional hostesses
  • Freshly brewed coffee and tea
  • Homemade pastries by global food and beverage experts One
  • Access to one of our unique hospitality venues

  • Presentation of the Volvo Ocean Race by a sailing professional, including exclusive video footage, and a tour through the history of the Race
  • Sample try the freeze-dried food, learn how to tie knots, and learn how to put on a survival suit
  • Compete against your colleagues or fellow guests in the grinding competition

  • Guided tour of the Race Village in small groups (max. 15 people per group)
  • Go behind-the-scenes at the Boatyard
  • Climb inside a Volvo Ocean 65 at the Race Boat Experience and take a selfie at the helm
  • Step inside The Globe and submerge yourself in a 360 degree Volvo Ocean Race sensory experience
  • Visit a Team Base
  • Experience 40 knots (if available)
  • Boat tours (if available)

  • Buffet lunch served by global food and beverage experts One
  • Opportunity for guests to network and swap stories about their experience of the Race Village


  • Programme ends

*the timings for the Race Village Experience can be designed around your business and guests’ needs. Please contact a member of our team to discuss further.

“To me this was the perfect event in the perfect market and made a lasting impression on our guests.”

– Stephen,
Robeco Australia

€200 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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