City Info

Race Village opening: 31 October 2017
In-Port Race: 3 November 2017
Leg Start: 5 November 2017

More information can be found on the Lisbon host city website:

Find out all the cool things to see and do in our Race Village here.

Lisbon is hosting the race for a third consecutive edition and this time it’s with a bit of a twist.
Since 2016, the city has been home to the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard, a permanent facility where our team of boatbuilding experts have been working round the clock to prepare the fleet for the 2017-18 edition. Don’t miss the chance to check out the Boatyard at the Race Village while you’re here on a visit. It’s a fascinating look at just how much work goes into getting the boats ready to race.

© Ricardo Pinto / Volvo Ocean Race

A sense of history.
The capital of Portugal is Europe’s oldest major capital city – the heart of a vast maritime empire in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Today, Lisbon is a major economic centre with a population of about half a million in the actual city, but it’s impossible to miss the sense of history as you wander the mazy streets of the old town or sip a drink in one of the innumerable bars. Take the vintage tram number 28 for a great starter tour of the city centre. And don’t miss the fortified tower at Belem, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The daily average is a sweet 18C, with a drop to just 11C at night during the month of November. It might rain a little – this is an Atlantic coast after all – but with a monthly average of just 16mm we’re not too worried.

How do I get there?

Race Village:
Avenida de Brasilia. 
Doca de Pedrouços, (antica doca pesca) 
1400-038, Lisbon

Air: Lisbon (LIS)
Alternative: Take a tram to the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos near our Race Village and enjoy one of the world famous Pastéis de Belém egg custard pastries. Top tip ­– Jog the rest of the way to burn off the calories, as chances are you’ll want to go back and buy more of these moreish treats.

The Volvo Ocean Race will be in Lisbon from 31 October - 5 November 2017 and we’re looking for people to join our Volunteer Programme and help make the Stopover a huge success.

Registration for Lisbon is now open and you can sign up here. If you are looking for more information about becoming a Volunteer, please email the Volunteer Manager Lisbon Stopover, Ines Abreu.

© Marc Bow/Volvo


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