Volunteers

Our Port Crew - Be part of this world-class event

© Victor Fraile / Volvo Ocean Race

The Volvo Ocean Race is sailing’s toughest race to win and the ultimate test of a team in professional sport. The 2017-18 edition starts 22 October 2017 from Alicante, Spain and will take the teams 45,000 nautical miles around the world – across four oceans, touching six continents and 12 landmark Host Cities, finishing at the end of June 2018 in The Hague.

Delivering such an extreme challenge requires excellence both on and off the water – which is why we’re looking for Volunteers who can make a real difference.Volunteers are the public face of our event at every one of the Host Cities around the world, a vital team of people who can help create a positive vibe and supply a personal touch.

For 2017 - 2018 we again require Port Crew volunteers. Do you want to be part of our amazing team?  If you can give a minimum of 2 days (hopefully more), we would love to hear from you. Register your interest directly on the relevant Host City page, or email volunteers@volvooceanrace.com to request further information.

Ruth Tuiraviravi
Volunteer Manager

Stopover dates
Alicante
Race Village opening: 11 October 2017
MAPFRE In-Port Race Alicante: 14 October 2017
Leg Start: 22 October 2017

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

Cape Town
Race Village opening: 24 November 2017
In-Port Race: 8 December 2017
Leg Start: 10 December 2017

Melbourne
Race Village opening: 27 December 2017
In-Port Race: N/A*
Leg Start: 2 January 2018
*A compressed stopover, there is no time to stage an In-Port Race as the crew get the rest they need before heading back into the Southern Ocean.

Hong Kong
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

Guangzhou
Race Village opening: 31 January 2018
In-Port Race: 3 February 2018
Leg Start: 5 February 2018

Auckland
Race Village opening: 24 February 2018
In-Port Race: 10 March 2018
Leg Start: 18 March 2018

Itajaí
Race Village opening: 5 April 2018
In-Port Race: 20 April 2018
Leg Start: 22 April 2018

Newport
Race Village opening: 8 May 2018
In-Port Race: 19 May 2018
Leg Start: 20 May 2018

Cardiff
Race Village opening: 27 May 2018
In-Port Race: 8 June 2018
Leg Start: 10 June 2018

Gothenburg
Race Village opening: 14 June 2018
In-Port Race: 17 June 2018
Leg Start: 21 June 2018

The Hague
Race Village opening: 24 June 2018
In-Port Race: 30 June 2018

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