Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Volvo Ocean Race Commences In 2017

The Volvo Ocean Race is known for being the toughest, longest, most prestigious sporting event in the world.  Over 45,000 nautical miles are traveled at sea in the 9-month race to victory. 

Last month, Volvo announced the 2017-2018 Volvo Ocean Race route.  Many believe it is the toughest route in the 43-year history of the race. Four oceans will be crossed to take in 11 major cities on five continents. “This year, around 12,500 nautical miles of the race will be in the Southern Ocean, the fast-moving, ice cold waters around the Antarctic where, unhindered by land, some of the deepest weather depressions generate giant waves and heavy winds that can peak over 130 km/h,” Volvo Cars’ official press release states.
How does this strenuous sailing race relate to Volvo Cars? President and chief executive of Volvo Cars, Hakan Samuelsson simply states, “The Volvo Ocean Race is tough and prestigious. So are we.” Volvo Cars acquired the competition in 1997, linking its own tradition of engineering prowess, design and team work to the world’s most arduous and venerated sailing race.
The Volvo Ocean Race will begin in late 2017 and will continue until the first team crosses the finish line in the Netherlands.  To learn more about the Volvo Ocean Race or to view the 2017-2018 route, read the official Volvo Cars Press Release here.
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