Volvo Ocean Race

The Race is on

The 12th edition of the world’s most grueling ocean adventure is happening right now. 

The Volvo Ocean Race embodies the very same principles we set out for ourselves as an automotive maker—advanced design, safety, innovation, strength, endurance, and care for the environment.

AROUND THE WORLD

A marathon of the seas

To reach the finish in June 2015, 66 of the world’s top sailors will race 38,739 nautical miles around the world—almost twice the circumference of the Earth. In seven teams, they’ll cross four oceans and stop in 11 countries in five continents operating a fleet of 65-foot high-tech racing machines.

Explore the race map

The Volvo Ocean 65 racing yacht is world-class, high-performance, and tough, built with a human-centric focus, just like our cars. 

CHARLES CAUDRELIER

Understanding determination

After an almost inconceivable blow in leg 5 of the 2011-12 edition of the race, Charles Caudrelier, skipper for this year’s Dongfeng Race Team, reflects on what determination really means out there and how they pulled off the win.
Meet the tenacious skipper