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24 Jun

Volvo Ocean Race Finish The Hague

Scheveningen harbour will be devoted to sailing and water sports during the finish of the Volvo Ocean Race from Sunday, 24 June to Sunday, 1 July. You can expect lots of water sports activities and races as well as plenty of entertainment. The finish will be a festival for sailing fans, sports enthusiasts and families. Admission is free of charge on all days.

Programme

Highlights of the 8-day programme include:

  • Sunday, 24 June: Arrival of the Volvo Ocean 65 (VO65) fleet
  • Monday, 25 June: Arrival of the Legends (former race boats)
  • Tuesday, 26 June: European Championships Optimist sailing
  • Wednesday, 27 June: Kidsday with Ernst & Bobbie and the match race with Team AkzoNobel and Team Brunel
  • Thursday, 28 June: Practice races of the Volvo Ocean 65 fleet
  • Friday, 29 June: Pro-Am Races of the Volvo Ocean 65 fleet
  • Saturday, 30 June: Brunel In-Port Race and private ceremonies
  • Sunday, 1 July: Possibility to go on board the Volvo Ocean 65 boats

Side events

Visitors to the Race Village can also try out all kinds of different sports and enjoy the free entertainment. Activities include beach volleyball, a boat expo, stand up paddling (SUP), power kite clinics, Optimist on Tour programme, golf clinic, VISSCH fish festival (29 June to 1 July), demonstrations by the Royal Dutch Navy, Legends Race, European Championship Optimist sailing, coastal rowing demonstrations and a 2-day Ocean Summit (28 & 29 June).

The Ultimate Destination

The Volvo Ocean Race is the longest and toughest sailing race in the world. In June 2018 this legendary race will finish in the Netherlands for the first time in its history. After sailing 45,000 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 organise the finish of the Volvo Ocean Race for the first time. 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 after 9 months of intense battle.

More info

The Race Village of the finish is on the sports beach of The Hague at Strandweg 4 in Scheveningen. Admission is free of charge.

You are advised to take public transportation to the Race Village. From the Hollands Spoor station take Tram 11 towards Scheveningen Strand (Strandweg stop). From The Hague’s Central Station take Bus 22 to Duinstraat.

Check the website of volvoocenaracedenhaag.nl for more details about the daily programme and how you can get involved.