The word Volvo is Latin for ‘I roll’ and is more than 2,000 years old. The Volvo brand is almost 100 years old in itself. The first mass-produced Volvo car rolled off the production line in Gothenburg in 1927 and since then, we have delivered a steady stream of cars equipped with world-leading innovations. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world with sales in about 100 countries. With our global alignment to sailing through the Volvo Ocean Race and its return to NZ in 2012 we wanted to invest in the development of youth sailing around the country. In partnership with Yachting New Zealand (YNZ) we help bring the thrills and spills of sailing to girls and boys nationwide with the Volvo Sailing…Have A Go! programme, and for every Volvo Car sold, we will make a significant contribution to the development of youth sailing in New Zealand.