Sailing – three highlights in one!
When Volvo Ocean Race make their penultimate stopover in Gothenburg the sailing bonanza isn’t limited to the boats crossing the finish line. This time there is also an In-Port Race and the start of the last leg in the race.
On top of that there is a fleet of earlier contenders present, open for going aboard to explore. These classic boats will also be on show in the Parade of Sails before they set off for Haag in a Legends Race, leaving port just 45 minutes before the last leg of Volvo Ocean Race starts.
This sailing feast will of course be celebrated with lots of festive events in the Race Village in Frihamnen, like great concerts every day all week! The extensive programme features music for all tastes, for example Donna and the Dynamos performing favourites from the musical Mama Mia, Samir & Victor, hip hop artists Lamix and Huset, Teddybears and Partypatrullen featuring Jessica Andersson, Mikael Rickfors and Gladys del Pilar.
See, do and eat
Food for all tastes, events and activities to try! In the race Village there is plenty to do and experience. For example you’ll get a sense of what Volvo Ocean Race – the toughest sailing race in the world – is really like. You get to see the big sailboats up close, you can study a cross-section of a real raceboat, watch movies from and about the race, try your hand at sailing in a dinghy and, not least, meet the sailors in the village!
Bring the whole family!
Volvo Ocean Race in Gothenburg is an event for the entire family, and the Race Village offers lots of fun activities for kids and teenagers. For example children's theatre by Alfons Åbergs Kulturhus, a gaming corner, face painting featuring different themes, kite flying, trampoline shows, streeet dance workshop and more.
Meet the politicians
The City of Gothenburg has a pavilion in the Race Village where you can meet the pooliticians, ask questions, listen in on seminars and more.
Turn the Tide on Plastic
Turn the Tide on Plastic is both one of the racing boats and an environmental campaign launched to get people's attention concerning the state of the oceans, as well as support the UN:s project "Clean Seas". The campaign imbues the entire event including the stopover in Gothenburg, which keeps in line with the city's continuous efforts on being one of the world's most sustainable destinations.
On board Turn the Tide on Plastic we also find the only Swedish sailor in the race, Martin Strömberg. Strömberg has participated in Volvo Ocean Race three time before and won once – and when in the Race Village you'll get the opportunity to meet him at some of the activities!
Go to www.volvooceanracegoteborg.com for more event information!
How to get to Frihamnen
- Take the ferry from Stenpiren directly to the race Village. Free of charge.
Tram no 5, 10 and 14
- Take the tram to "Frihamnen".
- Take the bus directly to the event area. See volvooceanracegoteborg.com for more information.
- Take the bus to "Frihamnsporten".
Go to www.vasttrafik.se to plan your journey and to look up available ticket options.
Please note that there will be no parking spaces or guest harbour spots available for visitors.