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The Ultimate Destination

The Volvo Ocean Race is the longest and toughest sailing race in the world. In June 2018, this legendary race will, for the first time in its history, finish in The Netherlands. After sailing 45,000 nautical miles, the city of The Hague is the ultimate destination.

The arrival promises to be a truly unforgettable sporting moment for both the sailors and the tens of thousands of spectators. The Hague is proud to organize the finish of the Volvo Ocean Race for the first time. The eyes of sailing enthusiasts worldwide will all be focused on the Netherlands when the Volvo Ocean Race boats – which include Dutch entrants Team AkzoNobel and Team Brunel – finish and moor in the harbour of Scheveningen after nine months of intense battle.

The Clog Boat from The Hague attracts huge attention in Hong Kong

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HGC In-Port Race brings best Volvo Ocean Race sailors to Hong Kong waters

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Team AkzoNobel complete podium in Hong Kong

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Vestas 11th Hour Racing collision

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Seventeen days at sea: about deodorant, hugs and making as few mistakes as possible

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Bekking: “The Hague is constantly on my mind”

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Tienpont starts on AkzoNobel in Volvo Ocean Race after all.

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Heading to adventure, heading to The Hague

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The Hague’s Clog boat with onboard reporters in the Volvo Ocean Race

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For eight days, Scheveningen harbour will be devoted to sailing and water sports. You can expect lots water sports activities and races, as well as plenty of entertainment. The Finish promises to be a festival for all ages, sailing fans, sports enthusiasts and families. Access for all days is free!

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The Volvo Ocean Race Finish offers a vast number of diverse Guest Experience and sponsorship possibilities.

The Volvo Ocean Race in The Hague offers companies the opportunity to achieve national and international exposure and to entertain guests in a unique setting. The greatest Finish ever offers a range of different packages.

 Companies can connect themselves with the Volvo Ocean Race Finish by becoming a ‘Port Sponsor’ or ‘Local Sponsor’. Before and/or during the event in The Hague, with either of these partnerships, companies can promote themselves through a variety of appealing campaigns.


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The Volvo Ocean Race is the world’s premier offshore race, an exceptional test of sailing prowess and human endeavour, which started over 37 years ago as the Whitbread Round the World Race. The Volvo Ocean Race crews will experience life at the extreme as they race day and night for more than 20 days at a time, living on freeze-dried food and combating the harshest weather conditions the planet can offer. … The tracker is LIVE!

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