VOLVO OCEAN RACE 2017 - 2018

THE DUTCH WAVEMAKER PROGRAM - INTERNATIONAL EVENTS 

The famous race, which is followed by millions worldwide, starts in Alicante in October 2017 and will visit the following cities: Alicante (Spain), Lisbon (Portugal), Cape Town (South-Africa), Hong Kong, Guangzhou (China), Auckland (New-Zealand), Itajaí (Brazil), Newport (United States of America), Cardiff (Wales), Gothenburg (Sweden) and will finish in The Hague (The Netherlands).


The Dutch and international wavemakers join the Volvo Ocean Race Sustainability programme. During the race they teach guest lectures at primary and secondary schools in the Netherlands. During at least 3 of these lectures, themes such as urbanisation of delta’s, climate change, availability of fresh water and energy transition will be addressed. Additionally, they present themselves during the trade missions and sponsor meetings in cooperation with the Volvo Ocean Race, Team Akzo Nobel, Sailing Holland (Team Brunel), Top sector Water and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Click here for more information about our programme at the Volvo Ocean Race stop over Cape Town!