It’s finally here – the official start of the 2017-18 edition – and a Leg 1 sprint from Alicante to Lisbon. It’s going to be 1,450nm of flat out action, with the teams fighting for every inch as they aim to get some points on the board early on in this edition.
Here’s how to follow the five day race down the coast of Spain, through the Gibraltar Strait and into the Portuguese capital:
Watch it on the website
Head to www.volvooceanrace.com to catch a live stream of the action.
Check out Facebook Live
We’ll go live at 1330 local time (1130 UTC) – you can go here to schedule a reminder so you don’t miss it.
Join us on our live blog
We’ll be blogging all the moves and news from the racetrack on our live blog, including the best of clips and social content, from 1200 local (1000 UTC). You can find it at www.volvooceanrace.com
Make sure you follow us on Twitter
We’re at @volvoooceanrace… and we’ll be live tweeting the action, as well as sharing the best content from the teams, stakeholders and fans on our feed.
Download the app
It’s all-new, full of great content and fits on your mobile phone. Why wouldn’t you want the official Volvo Ocean Race app? Head to the App Store or Google Play to download it. It’s called Volvo Ocean Race.
Come down to the Race Village
Based in the port of Alicante, we’ve built the biggest Race Village site the city has ever seen – and it’s jam packed full of interactive elements, innovative structures and loads of exciting things to do.
Head to a vantage point
Join the thousands of spectators on Postiguet Beach to see the boats in action, or line the sea wall for a front row seat. If you’re feeling fit, why not hike up the castle for the best view in the city?