The Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier offshore race, an exceptional test of sailing prowess and human endeavour. The Volvo Ocean Race (formerly the Whitbread Round the World Race) is a yacht race around the world, held every three years. The Volvo Ocean Race’s position as a truly global, major sporting event has never been so apparent. In the 2014-15 edition, the boats made 11 stops across five continents, with over 2.4 million visitors entering the Race Villages around the world. There were the old favourites – Cape Town, Auckland, Lisbon – and some new experiences, such as Newport and The Hague.
The Volvo Ocean Race is sailing’s toughest race to win and the ultimate test of a team in professional sport. The 2017-18 edition starts 22 October 2017 from Alicante, Spain and will take the teams 45,000 nautical miles around the world – across four oceans, touching six continents and 12 landmark Host Cities, finishing at the end of June 2018 in The Hague. Delivering such an extreme challenge requires excellence both on and off the water – which is why we’re looking for Volunteers who can make a real difference.Volunteers are the public face of our event at every one of the Host Cities around the world, a vital team of people who can help create a positive vibe and supply a personal touch. For 2017 - 2018 we again require Port Crew volunteers. Do you want to be part of our amazing team? If you can give a minimum of 2 days (hopefully more), we would love to hear from you. Register your interest directly on the relevant Host City page, or email email@example.com to request further information. More information: http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/volunteers.html The route 2017-2018 Alicante; Lisbon; Cape Town; Melbourne; Hong Kong; Guangzhou; Hong Kong; Auckland; Itajaí; Newport; Cardiff; Gothenburg; The Hague. Stay tuned for further updates and announcements – who knows, the Volvo Ocean Race might visit a town near you!