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World-Class Sailing

The Volvo Ocean Race provides the ultimate test for some of the world’s greatest sailors, pushing teams to their limits in a 46,000-nautical-mile race around the world. Combining human adventure with technological innovation, cutting-edge design and the inherent pre-requisite for safety, the race embodies the philosophy that goes in to every Volvo car.

Building a path towards potentially competing in the ultimate sailing challenge, Volvo has supported British sailing, from grassroots through to internationally competitive sailors for nearly 20 years. From the Volvo Gill Optimist Class, through the RS Association and on to our world-class brand ambassadors that make up Team Volvo, Volvo is a driving force in British sailing.

Meet Team Volvo

In the UK, Volvo supports some of Britain’s best sailing talent as they compete on the international stage, with many going on to challenge themselves further on the ‘Everest of sailing’ – the Volvo Ocean Race.

Since 1999, Volvo has supported sailing from grassroots, through youth development, up to professionally competitive athletes at the pinnacle of their sport. Collectively known as Team Volvo, this inspirational group of individuals represents the very best of British sailing, windsurfing and kitesurfing talent. The team includes award-winning athletes, Volvo Ocean Race winners, multiple World Champions and Olympians – all of whom are legends within the sport.

There are two sides to every athletes life. We caught up with Volvo Ocean Race winner and father Ian Walker MBE.