The route for the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race will make it one of the most intense challenges ever, as the world’s top sailors and the latest high-tech racing yachts compete in the longest, fastest race yet. With almost three times as many miles in the challenging Southern Ocean as in the previous event, and the race’s longest-ever port-to-port voyage, it promises to be a true test of teamwork and the human spirit.
Innovation and team performance are the values we at Volvo Cars share with the teams who compete in the Volvo Ocean Race. This contest explores both the world and the limits of human endurance – courage and ingenuity are crucial to succeed in the greatest challenge sailing has to offer.
“I’ve always seen the Southern Ocean as the ultimate playground because it rewards toughness.”