Volvo Ocean Race Welcomes World Match Racing Tour to Alicante as Part of Collaboration Strategy

World Match Racing Tour to Alicante

As the world’s best sailors arrived on their Volvo Ocean 65s into Alicante, some of sailing’s top match racing talent set sail to compete in a World Match Racing Tour qualifier event in front of bustling crowds on a public holiday at the Volvo Ocean Race Race Village on Thursday.

As the world’s best sailors arrived on their Volvo Ocean 65s into Alicante, some of sailing’s top match racing talent set sail to compete in a World Match Racing Tour qualifier event in front of bustling crowds on a public holiday at the Volvo Ocean Race Race Village on Thursday.

As part of a long term strategy of collaboration with other leading events in the professional sailing world, inclusion of the World Match Racing Tour brings additional entertainment to the crowds in the Race Village, connects the Volvo Ocean Race with the sport’s other ecosystems and disciplines, and helps to create pathways for sailors and supporters to offshore sailing’s pinnacle event.

Racing on the World Match Racing Tour takes place in high-performance M32 catamarans, the same boats the Volvo Ocean Race is using for its exclusive “Guest Speed Experience” programme aimed at giving guests a small ‘taster’ of what high performance sailing is all about.


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