24 June - 1 July 2018 Volvo Ocean Race
Finish The Hague


The Hague – The ultimate destination of the Volvo Ocean Race

The Volvo Ocean Race is the longest and toughest sailing race in the world. In June 2018, this legendary race will, for the first time in its history, finish in The Netherlands. After sailing 46,000 nautical miles, the city of The Hague is the ultimate destination.

The arrival promises to be a truly unforgettable sporting moment for both the sailors and the tens of thousands of spectators. The Hague is proud to organize the finish of the Volvo Ocean Race for the first time. After nine months of intense battle, the eyes of sailing enthusiasts worldwide will all be focused on the Netherlands when the Volvo Ocean Race boats – which include Dutch entrants Team AkzoNobel and Team Brunel - finish and moor in the harbour of Scheveningen.

For nine days, Scheveningen harbour will be devoted to sailing and water sports. You can expect lots water sports activities and races, as well as plenty of entertainment. The Finish promises to be a festival for all ages, sailing fans, sports enthusiasts and families. Access for all days is free!


Sunday 24th June 2018

Race Village opens
Arrival of Volvo Ocean 65 boats from Gothenburg

Monday 25th June 2018

Race Village open (10.00 - 23.00)
Volunteers’ Day

Tuesday 26th June 2018

Race Village open (10.00 - 23.00)

Wednesday 27th June 2018

Race Village open (10.00 - 23.00)
M32 Catamaran sailing (10.30 - 13.00)
Kids’ Day
Legends Parade (evening)

Thursday 28th June 2018

Race Village open (10.00 - 23.00)
M32 Catamaran sailing (10.30 - 13.00)
Practice Race (15.00 - 16.00)
Legends Sail By

Friday 29th June 2018

Race Village open (10.00 - 00.00)
M32 Catamaran sailing (10.30 - 13.00)
Pro-Am Volvo Ocean 65 boats (15.00 - 16.00)

Saturday 30th June 2018

Race Village open (10.00 - 00.00)
In-Port Race (13.30 - 14.30)

Sunday 1st July 2018

Race Village open (10.00 - 00.00)
Volvo Ocean 65 Boat Tour
Waterdrops during sunset

Race Village

The Finish of the Volvo Ocean Race is an event for sailors, by sailors. Fans that have followed the race for months will now get to see the boats up close and meet their heroes in the Race Village.

Share the passion for sailing and experience an adventurous day with business relations, friends or family. In the atmospheric and extensive Race Village there is plenty to see and do for all ages. A visit to the Volvo Ocean Race Finish is a great experience not just for sailors, but for anyone experiencing sail sports for the first time.

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Sailing Clog

Our sailing clog is following the sailors to the finish in The Hague! In their video blogs, our cloggy reporters Gerd Jan Poortman and Stefan Coppers reveal what it’s really like on board, ask the sailors all kinds of probing questions and test their knowledge about The Hague.

Want a unique glimpse behind the scenes at the Volvo Ocean Race? Then you won’t want to miss these videos. Have you seen the question in the video and have you got the answer? Join our contest and let us know! Maybe you will be selected and win a prize!

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Foto van de klompboot

Guest Experiences

The Volvo Ocean Race Finish offers a vast number of diverse Guest Experience and sponsorship possibilities.

The Volvo Ocean Race in The Hague offers companies the opportunity to achieve national and international exposure and to entertain guests in a unique setting. The greatest Finish ever offers a range of different packages.

Companies can connect themselves with the Volvo Ocean Race Finish by becoming a 'Port Sponsor' or 'Local Sponsor'. Before and/or during the event in The Hague, with either of these partnerships, companies can promote themselves through a variety of appealing campaigns.

Guest Experience packages can be taken as part of a broader sponsorship package, but also individually. It is also possible to rent exclusive Guest Experience rooms with catering, possibility for seminars and a presentation by an (ex) professional sailor.

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For more information, please contact:

TIG Sports
Valschermkade 30
1059 CD Amsterdam
Telefoon: 020 570 90 60

Sponsoring / Guest Experiences

hospitality@volvooceanracedenhaag.nl (Noortje van der Lugt)


hotel@finishvolvooceanracedenhaag.nl (Gitta Hanrath)

Press / Communication

info@tigsports.nl (Simon Keijzer)

www.volvooceanrace.com www.teamakzonobel.com www.brunelsailing.net


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