In this book, 440 selected photos are going to tell you why the Volvo Ocean Race is the leading round-the-world sailing race for teams.
The Race Village with 40 Photos, the Boatyard with 100 Photos, the Pro-Am Race with100 Photos, the In-Port Race with 100 Photos, and the Departure Leg 5 to Itajaí, Brazil with 100 Photos.
This is the story from the Volvo Ocean Race’s stopover at the “City of Sails” in Auckland - New Zealand.
The Volvo Ocean Race is the World's longest professional sporting event and the leading offshore sailing competition.
Seven teams during the nine months of race, will battle against each other in the most fiercest conditions that Nature can throw at them, crossing four oceans and five continents.
There are nine Legs of race, with boats covering 38,739 nautical miles (71,745 Km / 44,580 miles) and with a series of pit stops in 11 countries: Spain, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, China, New Zealand, Brazil, United States, Portugal, France, The Netherlands and Sweden.
Each host port stages a festival lasting around two weeks, featuring free family entertainment and a chance to see first-hand what the sailors have to put themselves trough to succeed.
It is one of the toughest events in the world of sport and a human challenge like no other.