A couple weeks ago, we got to travel to Alicante, Spain, for the start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. Even though I only stayed there for about seven hours, I can say it was an interesting experience.
I used to sail a lot, actually I had sailing classes (not sure if you can call it a class but whatever) for 5 years. My parents wanted me to be close to the sea and being in a boat all by yourself, just you, the ocean and the wind, brought me some sort of magical Feeling (with a big F) with whom nothing can compare.
Furthermore, in this edition, there’s something new: a team with a sustainability message: the “Turn The Tide On Plastic” boat.
I won’t be giving any specific details because, to be honest, I think you have everything you might want to know on the official VOR website: www.volvooceanrace.com. BUT I need to share with you what I heard the other day: the Turn The Tide On Plastic team isn’t the most performant (for the moment, at least), and to explain why they were last, a little girl said they were taking longer than the other boats to cross the finish line, because they were collecting trash and cleaning the sea. How cute is that?!
Lastly, click HERE to watch the video 🙂