Hong Kong

Non-stop intensity

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

City Info

Race Village opening: 17 January 2018
Average ETA: 20 January 2018 (ETA updates will be published on the home page or ticker)
HGC In-Port Race Hong Kong: 27 January 2018, 06:00 UTC (14:00 Hong Kong) & Around Hong Kong Island Race 28 January 2018, 03:30 UTC (11:30 Hong Kong)*
Leg 5 Start: 1 February 2018
Leg 6 Start: 7 February 2018, 03:00 UTC (11:00 Hong Kong)

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

More information can be found on the Hong Kong host city website: www.volvooceanracehk.com
Find out all the cool things to see and do in our Race Village here.

Download 3D maps here:
Hong Kong Race Village map (PDF 1.8MB)
- HGC In-Port Race Hong Kong (PDF 276KB)
- Around Hong Kong Island Race (PDF 1.5MB)
- Leg 6 Start course map (PDF 268KB)

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?


Race Village:
Kai Tak Runway Park, 
Kowloon Bay - Hong Kong

Airport: 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 is now open and you can sign up here. If you are looking for more information about becoming a Volunteer, please email the Assistant Volunteer Manager in Hong Kong, Joyce Wong.

Volunteers Hong Kong

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