To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Volvo Ocean Race, we’ve created a short film about the spirit and the people behind sport’s ultimate test of character.

Since its beginnings as the Whitbread in 1973 to the present day, the Volvo Ocean Race has been about passion, courage and pride. We’ve had 40 years of highs, lows, pushing a little harder and reaching a little higher.

Here’s to the next 40,000 miles and the next 40 years.

The Volvo Ocean Race returns in October 2014.

Expect more like this to be uploaded to the Official Volvo Ocean Race YouTube Channel in the future. Get all the latest updates on



  1. Only been the Volvo since 2001. For 25 years it was the Whitbread. While I appreciate everything Volvo has done, let's give credit where credit is due. Something like, "Carrying the great tradition of Whitbread…" But to claim it all for yourselves is a slap in the face of the pioneers who truly put their lives on the line, men who were true adventurers.