The Volvo Ocean Race is back in Auckland and on now until 18 March 2018.

The 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race started in Alicante (Spain) on 22nd October and features eleven Legs with Stopovers in Lisbon (Portugal), Cape Town (South Africa), Melbourne (Australia), Hong Kong, Guanghzhou (China), Auckland (New Zealand), Itajai (Brazil), Newport (USA), Cardiff (Wales), Gothenburg, (Sweden) with the finish in The Hague (Netherlands).

The 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race feature seven boats including a number of New Zealanders as crew members.

10 March: In Port Race
16 March: Pro-Am Race Series
18 March: Start of Leg 5 to Itajai (Brazil).
Auckland Viaduct has been transformed into a vibrant Race Village for the Stopover with the Viaduct Events Centre acting as Race HQ.


Watch the engineers as they strip back the Volvo 65's and the Boatyard team carry out maintenance. The Boatyard is fully stocked with all the parts, equipment and knowledge required to get everyone back into perfect race condition.

Te Wero Island will be the entertainment hub with a packed programme of events on the big stage, large screens, live music plus concept bars. Karanga Plaze will offer a range of quality stalls, public eateries and family activities.

Visitors to Pit Lane, in front of the Viaduct Events Centre, can see the Volvo Open 65 fleet up close and watch the teams prepare for the next Leg.

The interactive Race Village of the Volvo Ocean Race offers unique insight into life onboard during the Race with the VO65 Cross Section, Another Day at the Office Dome, Games for the kids and much more. And, best of all, it's FREE.

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To celebrate the Volvo Ocean Race in Auckland, we have a Musto Prize Pack plus a $100 voucher for House of Peroni to be won - For your chance to win simply register below.