Gothenburg

11º H / 12º
L / 11º
  • Village opening

    June 21, 2015
  • In-Port Racing

    June 27, 2015

About Gothenburg

Village Opening: June 21, 2015
Volvo Ocean Race Village
Södra Frihamnspiren 1
Gothenburg
Download the Race Village 3D map (JPG 1.4MB)
Race village programme

Estimated arrival of the boats*:  June 22-23, 2015

Inmarsat In-Port Race Gothenburg: June 27, 2015
Download the map of the Inmarsat In-Port Race Gothenburg (JPG 6.6mb)
Winner: Team Brunel - see full results 
Read the race review 
Watch full race replay

Visit the official Stopover website


And home again?
Indeed, this is the finish, not so much a stopover as a full stop. Gothenburg is Sweden’s second largest city. It’s home to Volvo, so it’s no stranger to the race and previous editions have both visited and finished here. It’s a city of half a million people, with up to one million in the wider hinterland, and a long history as a shipping and maritime centre.

So the race will finish in the Baltic?
Er... no. Gothenburg is located on the west coast of Sweden. It faces the northern tip of Denmark across a stretch of water called the Kattegatt. To the northwest lies the Skagerrak and the route to the relatively open waters of the North Sea. But don’t be fooled by all the land around it, the North Sea can be a very rough piece of water.

It’s showtime!
Oh yes. It could all get settled here. So make sure you’re in town to see the boats come home. There will then be a short, but climactic pause before the final In-Port Race – which could win or lose the whole shebang – on June 27, 2015.

Is there time for anything else?
Make time – the West Coast Archipelago is stunningly beautiful. There are about ten thousand granite islands, small and large, many of them sheltering idyllic villages. If you don’t have time to get out on the water, then take any chance you get to stroll around the city. Gothenburg has been steadily expanding from its traditional businesses of shipping and industry, into a centre for creativity and innovation. And that means an ice cool café culture – you should find the best coffee anywhere on the race route. Add in some vibrant restaurants, serious shopping with great local and international fashion, a strong music and club scene, and any spare time you have for exploring can be soaked up with little effort. Oh, and if you have kids with you, then the Liseberg amusement park has more rides than any other in Scandinavia. Should keep the little ones quiet for a bit...

Now this really is a long way north...
The heat will be coming from the racing – but this is another spot where you may still need that jacket. The daily average is around 15C, but it can range as high as 30C during the day and drop as low as 10C at night. And as this is the west coast, you can also expect some rain. So better to make it a rain jacket.

 

 

*ETA: We love sailing for its freedom and unpredictability. The crews can master the boat, study the waves, embrace the wind and trust in their navigators - but ultimately, it's the combination of those four things that decide when they arrive. For that reason, we need a range of dates which accounts for every one of these complex variables to estimate, as closely as we can, the potential arrival dates.

 

 


In-port race results:
Start time: 13:10 (local time)

In order of finish: Finish time (local) Points
Team Brunel 14:08:54 1
Team SCA 14:10:19 2
MAPFRE 14:11:50 3
Dongfeng Race Team 14:12:14 4
Team Alvimedica 14:12:49 5
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing 14:14:10 6
Team Vestas Wind 14:16:31 7

Gothenburg essentials

 Välkommen

Official languages:

Swedish

Demonym:

Gothenburger

Gothenburg population: 543,005
Currency: Swedish Krona
Rate:

1 SEK = 0,11 EUR

Voltage: 230 volts. Plugs C & F.
International Calling Code: +46
Emergency numbers: 112
Time zone: UTC+02:00
Website: http://volvooceanracegoteborg.com/sv/hem
http://www.goteborg.com/
Average temp.: 15 degrees Celsius
Average daily sunshine: 8 hours
Driving in Gothenburg: Always drive on the right-hand side of the road
Nickname: Little London