‘Zoom In’ is a stunning exhibition which takes a closer look at what makes the Volvo Ocean Race so special. From awesome aerial and panoramic views, to every drop of blood, sweat and tears shed on board, these images offer a different perspective on this nine-month emotional and physical rollercoaster - the world’s toughest ocean race.
It’s a celebration of the incredible talent, skill and sacrifice shown by not only the sailors, but the nine Onboard Reporters, and a team of 25 on-shore photographers, who work around the clock – and the planet – to perfectly capture these unforgettable shots.
The 12th edition of the Volvo Ocean Race started in Alicante on October 2014 and finished in June 2015 in Gothenburg, Sweden, the total distance sailed was 38,739 nautical miles. The next edition will start in Alicante in autumn 2017.
A short stroll from Alicante's central esplanade, the Volvo Ocean Race Museum is based in the city's bustling Port Area and offers a fascinating, family-friendly tour through the 42-year history of sailing's most prestigious race around the world.
Formerly known as the Whitbread, the Volvo Ocean Race is the longest and toughest professional sporting event on the planet and the Museum will give you a unique view of the heroes and legends who have been breaking boundaries since 1973.
The Museum offers a multimedia experience with games, videos and unique installations. Learn about the groundbreaking technology, the life-saving clothes and equipment. You can also visit one of the boats that took part in the 2005-06 edition and go on the exciting simulator of the race, The Ride.
Take a trip through the history of this great race and learn about the marine world in a museum like no other.
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