Sailors Thomas Snoek and Pieter van Leijen qualified for the Red Bull Foiling Generation World Final in front of a huge crowd at The Hague, who were also out to celebrate the Volvo Ocean Race's conclusion.
The seven Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 teams are preparing for the very last start after more than eight months and 45,000 nautical miles of ocean racing. Today Saturday 30 June in The Hague the closing Brunel In-Port Race is on the programme. An emotional moment for the sailors, many of whom will race together for the last time after the long and intensive period as teammates.
In the closest finish in race history, Dongfeng Race Team has won the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. Skipper Charles Caudrelier led his team to victory in the final leg of the race, a 970-mile sprint from Gothenburg, Sweden to The Hague.
While the Volvo Ocean Race is heading for one of the most exciting finishes in Gothenburg, the teams are trying to arrive in Sweden as dry as possible. At Team AkzoNobel, this is done by exchanging the sailing suits of their Zikh sponsor clothing for the Musto HPX suits.