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Looking forward to the Volvo in 2014!
The Volvo Ocean Race began life in 1973 and remains sailing's
pre-eminent round-the-world yacht race and one of the most coveted
prizes in the sport.
The Volvo Ocean Race is the leading
round-the-world yacht race for teams, with a series of stops that give
fans the chance to see the boats up close and experience the spectacular
In-Port Race series.
Scoring for the 12th edition of the
Race in 2014-15 has not yet been finalised but the honours will be
awarded based on points won on the individual stages rather than on
total elapsed time. That has been the case ever since the seventh
edition in 1997-98 and it means teams can still challenge for victory
even if they are forced out of one or more of the legs. Final details on
the scoring system will be published soon in the amended Notice of
Find out more about the history of the race here, get latest info on our ports and route here, and stay up-do-date on race progress by following us on Facebook, Twitter or checking out the news section of our site here.