The Hague’s Clog boat with onboard reporters in the Volvo Ocean Race

The Clog boat is by far the least advanced boat in the port of Alicante during the start of the Volvo Ocean Race, but without a doubt the most striking. The Hague’s Clog boat may be small, by it catches ones eye. The experienced crew of the Clog boat, Gerd-Jan Poortman and Stefan Coppers, will make 12 video blogs of about ten minutes during the Volvo Ocean Race. The first Vlog appeared on October 25th.

(foto: Alex Postigo)

Ex-Volvo Ocean Racers become Clog Vloggers

Coppers en Poortman

The crew of the Clog boat, Gerd-Jan Poortman en Stefan Coppers, have a lot of experience at sea. Poortman participated in the Volvo Ocean Race three times. He has sailed more than 150,000 nautical miles and is currently ambassador of the Volvo Ocean Race Finish. TV producer Stefan Coppers was on-board reporter for Team Brunel during the previous 2014-2015 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race.


Thanks to these reporters the followers are able to take a look behind the scenes of the Volvo Ocean Race. The pair will make 12 Vlogs of about ten minutes including some of the the heroic adventures of its competitors. Next to that these ocean racers will be tested on their knowledge regarding the ‘International City by the Sea’.

After Alicante the Clog boat and its on-board reporters will also travel to the stops in Cape Town, Hong Kong, Newport, Goteborg and of course they will be present in The Hague, the ultimate destination of the Volvo Ocean Race.


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Attention for the Finish in The Hague

Using the Clog boat, The Hague wants to attract extra attention for its city. The city that is an ideal place to live, work and stay. The ideal place for organising the finish of the world’s premier ocean race. In short: The Hague is The Ultimate Destination. And of course The Hague is the only Dutch city by the sea and the best location to enjoy a visit to the finish to the 2017-2018 Volvo Ocean Race. 

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