Boat rental for Volvo Ocean Race: Follow the race


Only missing 6 weeks for the start of this round-the-world adventure from Alicante and if you don’t want to miss any detail, this is the time to rent a boat for the Volvo Ocean Race and get ready to witness the two moments peaks that live in Alicante: the first is the in-Port Race (4th of October) and the start of the 1 leg (11th of October).

Are you ready to enjoy the nautical event of the Year and follow the race by boat?

We tell you more about the most famous race of the World!:

The Volvo Ocean Race is one of the most demanding sports competitions: the crew of several boats are sailing for nine months under extreme conditions, they will touch 11 ports and their work will be followed, via internet by millions of people in two hundred countries. It is an extreme adventure that requires organization and advanced logistics, excellent nautical technology and above all passion for sail!

Museum of Volvo Ocean Race

The teams. The Edition in 2014-2015 involved seven teams, one of them all-female crew, they compete for the first time with veterans of other editions. Till now it is confirmed the presence of groups: Team Vestas Wind, Team SCA, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Dongfeng Race Team, Team Brunel, Team Alvimedica and a Spanish team. All will test their professional experience, capacity of survival and comradeship!

Control central of Volvo Ocean Race

Tracking race: Sailors will sail around the world but they won’t be alone: The fleet will be monitored 24 hours a day from a control room inspired by the Nasa. . If you want to know about this Center, equipped with high technology, visit theVolvo Ocean Race Museum, located in the Port of Alicante and be amazed with the interactive attractions and the flow of information which have exposed on the race.The entrance is free!


The boat. To cover 38.739 nautical miles a special boat needed: the V065 One Design is a official boat of the Volvo Ocean Race. It has a pivoting keel, 65 feets (19,8 meters) of length, 7 sails and it is a unique design for all teams. It has special video cameras and multiple innovations to achieve maximum speed and withstand adverse sea conditions.

How to participate? There are several ways to follow the Volvo Ocean Race:

– You can rent a sailboat in Alicante and to be present by the start of the first leg from the sea.

– Organise a corporate event or a nautical activity regards to the race, or you can rent aluxury yacht or rent a catamaran. On board, the guests will be witnesses of the competition in first line.

– If what you want is to cover the event taking pictures and videos you can rent a speed boat, which permit you moving faster and getting closer to the teams.

– If you want to stay all week to follow every moment of the start of leg 1 heading to Cape Town, booking your holiday accommodation through a Sail & Stay (boat rental and accommodation) in any nearby town: Mutxamiel, El Campello, La Marina or Santa Pola. Alicante will be the sailing centre of the world for 8 days!

Rent a boat to follow the Volvo Ocean Race 2014 is a unique way to enjoy the Mediterranean!


Teresa De Vincenzo

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