Hong Kong

Non-stop intensity

  • Village opening
    17 Jan 2018
  • In-Port Race
    27/28* Jan 2018
  • Leg 5 start
    1 Feb 2018
  • Leg 6 start
    7 Feb 2018

City Info

Race Village opening: 17 January 2018
In-Port Race: 27 January 2018 & Round the Island Race 28 January*
Leg 5 Start: 1 February 2018
Leg 6 Start: 7 February 2018

*These two races are added together to give an overall position for the Hong Kong In Port Race.

Hong Kong is a first for the Volvo Ocean Race.
Hong Kong is a city of stunning skylines, outstanding food and ancient traditions. Home to one of Asia’s most prestigious yacht clubs The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, it has sailing in the heart of the city. Despite several memorable visits to Asia this is the first time Hong Kong will host the Volvo Ocean Race.

It’s a chance for sailors to recharge batteries after an exhausting start.
After tackling the Southern Ocean from Cape Town to Melbourne and sailing 5,800 miles from Melbourne to Hong Kong, the sailors will be looking for some well-deserved rest. Surrounded by beautiful waters, Hong Kong boasts not only a great sailing heritage, but also a rich history of shipbuilding and engineering innovation. Nowadays, tourism is a major driver and whatever you do, don’t miss the Hong Kong Maritime Museum, with its 15 galleries and thousands of artifacts dedicated to telling the fascinating history of Hong Kong and the sea.

© Photo by Xaume Olleros / Power Sport Images

January is the coldest month in Hong Kong.
Although, the weather is usually dry and mild, it sometimes gets cloudy with some rain, although it’s rarely heavy. The average low and high temperatures are 14 °C (57 °F) and 19 °C (66 °F). Not to worry, the Volvo Ocean Race Merchandise store will have you covered!

How do I get there?

Air: Hong Kong International (HKG)
Alternative: Not that we’re trying to get everyone on the water but we do recommend doing the Lamma Island Hopping Cruise and making the Volvo Ocean Race Village the final stop.

 

The Volvo Ocean Race will be in Hong Kong from 17 January - 1 and 7 February 2018 and we’re looking for people to join our Volunteer Programme and help make the Stopover a huge success.

Registration for Hong Kong will be open from July but in the meantime, if you are looking for more information about becoming a Volunteer, please email the Volunteer Programme Manager, Ruth Tuiraviravi.

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