Video above published Feb 20, 2017: With the Boatyard re-fit process well underway, the start line is getting ever closer – and the pressure on the team in the facility is growing.
The Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 will begin on Sunday, October 22, 2017, in Alicante, Spain, when the teams set out to complete a total of 45,000 nautical miles of offshore racing, over a course that takes in 11 landmark cities in five continents over eight months.
Pirates in the city! | Volvo Ocean Race
Since 2011, the Volvo Ocean Race sailboat sailed by Pirates of the Caribbean, 'The Black Pearl', has stood proudly outside of the Race HQ and Museum in Alicante, Spain. Now, it's time for a change - the boat is moving into the heart of the city. It's a huge logistical challenge, which requires a team of engineers to work day and night. Video above published Dec 15, 2016
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