Alicante, Spain

Alicante will host the official start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. Home to the Volvo Ocean Race HQ since 2010, this vibrant city, named by the Romans as the ‘City of light’, will host the first Race Village in October 2017.

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Alicante is renowned for its beautiful weather, delicious food and wine, sandy beaches and vibrant nightlife.

For food and wine connoisseurs, you will find no fewer than six Michelin starred restaurants in the Alicante region.

The city offers a number of activities for your guests to experience, including gourmet walking tours, wine tasting at local vineyards, Segway tours of the historic old town including Santa Barbara Castle, outdoor paella cookery classes, art galleries and museums, including our very own Volvo Ocean Race Museum.

The city beach, with seafront cafes, is right on your doorstep. For those wishing to get a little more peace and quiet, head to Playa San Juan, to experience 10km of white sandy beach, with a mountainous backdrop, and plenty of traditional seafood restaurants to choose from.

Alicante – Top Picks

Alicante has a long list of activities that we can incorporate into your guest experience program. Below we have included our top recommendations. 

  • Volvo Ocean Race Museum 
  • Gourmet tapas walking tour 
  • Wine tasting at a local vineyard 
  • Tour of the historical old town including Santa Barbara castle 
  • Paella cooking class

Alicante’s exceptional climate of mild winters and hot summers is one of the key reasons for its status as one of Europe’s most popular travel destinations. In October the average daytime temperature is 24°C and the average at night is a pleasant 15°C.

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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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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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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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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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