Function: Multimedia, tracking and race details
|All images courtesy of Volvo Ocean Race App|
This will be the 12 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race which is held every three years. The race started back in 1973 and was originally known as the Whitbread Round the World Race. Whitbread is a famous British brewing company that was one of the original sponsors of the race. Back then 17 boats ranging from 32 to 80 feet competed. The Mexican entry, Sayula II skippered by Ramon Carlin won the first race.
This years official race starts in Alicante Spain on October 4th 2014. The 39,000 mile course takes
the sailors around the world in 11 months in a west to east route. Stops include Cape Town South Africa, Abu Dhabi UAE, Sanya China, Auckland, New Zealand, Itajai Argentina, Newport Rhode Island, Lisbon Portugal, Lorient France, The Hague Netherlands and finally Gothenburg Sweden.
In port races will take place at each location and give the spectators a close up view of the sailing action. Seven teams made up of 66 sailors, men and women are competing in this years event. One unique thing about this years race is that all boats are of one design, built to be exactly the same so all boats will be evenly matched.
The Volvo Ocean Race is one of the greatest sporting events in the world today. The high tech 65 foot yachts will be used in the next two Volvo Ocean race series.
- Feeds, enjoy video and multimedia feeds
- Teams, SCA, Abu Dhabi, Dongfeng, Brunel, Alvimedica, MAPFRE, Vestas Wind
- Routes, check out the race route around the world.
- Tracker, follow the teams in real time around the world
- Life at the Extreme TV
- Notifications of Breaking news, Live Events and Position Reports
Download the free app and start enjoying the sailing coverage that this app will provide. It will take you inside the races and give you access to videos, pictures and podcast of all the race action.
Who you betting on? Go Team SCA!
~~~ Sail On ~~~ /)