The Volvo Ocean Race challenges the best sailor in the world. An event that requires such high performance that it is compared with the Olympic games. During a couple of months, being the longest race as long as 9 months, day and night, the sailors are challenged to travel around the world with a Volvo Ocean 65 yatch and confront some of the hardest weather conditions out there.
Established in 1973, not more than three thousand sailors have participated in this race. Hosted every four years, only the most talented sailors can compete, since the physical and mental requirement can only be achieved by top athletes.
The challenge: complete nine trips around the world. Starting at Alicante, Spain and finishing in Gothenburg, Sweden. The sailors cross the ocean visiting areas such as Abu Dhabi, Auckland, Itajal, Newport and finalizing back in Europe. Survive possible accidents, high waves, high and low temperatures and reduced space.
Teams up to ten people board these yatchs up to nine months, cross the ocean completely alone, all to achieve the ultima goal: Get your name in the Volvo Ocean Race trophy. The winners will acquire a ring, with their name engraved, which will be included every year from now on in every trophy in the of the Volvo Ocean Race. No economic compensation is acquired, only the privilege of being part of the highest elite of sailors. The ultimate team test.