Volvo Ocean Race 22.09.2017


It’s the toughest test of a team in professional sport

Winning the trophy has been an obsession for the worlds best sailors since 1973

It has been the source of countless news stories for over four decades

And more importantly, it’s back…

“There’s nothing like it. It gets in your blood and you can’t get rid of it.”

Sir Peter Bake, Steinlager 2, 1989-90

The Volvo Ocean Race starts on 22 October 2017 and this edition looks like it could be the toughest yet. Seven teams are set to battle their way around the world, racing at breakneck speeds through the wildest oceans.

Make no mistake, this is a race like no other. There is no comfy hotel room to go back to at night, no hot fresh food, no shower, in fact – there isn’t even a bed onboard. This is relentless, 24/7 racing.

And yet more of the world’s very best sailors have signed on for the challenge than ever before, from Olympic gold medallists like Xabi Fernández and Martine Grael, to America’s Cup winners Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, not to mention over a dozen previous race champions.

With exactly one month to go until the start from Alicante, Spain, we’ve got everything you need to follow the race and tell the epic story as it unfolds.

Welcome to the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18


There are many ways to follow the Volvo Ocean Race — online, via our Race App and our social media channels.

Welcome to the Media Hub

A central source of information about the race, results, history, the sailors.

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Sign-up for press releases, Video News Release alerts, Best Videos & Images alerts or Feature Opportunities.

Discover the Image Library

An archive of photos from our photographers and the Onboard Reporters on each boat, free for editorial use.

Browse the Broadcast Room

Where broadcast and digital media can access Video News Releases, live conferences with the boats, video from the Onboard Reporters, ‘ready to air’ digital packages and more.

Sign up for Media Accreditation

Please note, it is only necessary to get accreditation if you are attending a stopover.

Live Video and Audio Calls to the Boats

Media can speak directly to a skipper/team via video link and 2-way audio. To set up a Live X call, please email cc’ing

(Availability is limited and restricted).

Live Streaming

We will live stream the starts and arrivals of each leg plus the In-Port Race. If you would like to host the live stream on your platform, please email at Sunset+Vine, Global Distribution Agency for the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. Restrictions may apply in certain countries or regions.

Widgets & Digital Assets

We have a number of widgets and digital assets that can be used by the media on their own platforms including tracker, rankings, scoreboard, news, photos and video. If you would like to use these assets on your platform, please email

Official Guide

Browse our 116-page Official Guide for more in-depth features and stories about the race, its history, the teams and more. Digital version available soon.

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