Since 1973, winning the Volvo Ocean Race has been an obsession for the world’s best sailors – and is widely regarded as the toughest test of a team in professional sport. Racing over 45,000 nautical miles through the harshest conditions on the planet and with sailors cramped into a 65 foot carbon fibre boat, the race is a top-level sporting challenge and a survival test bordering on a psychological experiment. Despite this, the hardest part is getting to the start line – and this documentary follows the journey of the seven teams competing in the 2017-18 edition from a year before race start, right up to the start gun in Alicante in October 2017. Who will add their name to the list of legends engraved on the trophy?
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