With the Volvo Ocean Race making its fourth visit to Gothenburg, race fans will be treated to spectacular racing on a course at the mouth of the Göta älv, the river that bisects the city.
As the home of Volvo, Gothenburg has become a home away from home for the race over the past 20 years. While the overall leaderboard for the Volvo Ocean Race is historically tight, there is slightly more margin in the In-Port Race Series.
The biggest battle is between the two teams with Dutch skippers, where Bouwe Bekking’s Team Brunel leads Simeon Tienpont’s team AkzoNobel in the fight for the final podium spot.
At the top of the table, Xabi Fernández’s MAPFRE is seven points clear of Charles Caudrelier’s Dongfeng Race Team. A win on Sunday would confirm MAPFRE’s victory in the series, ahead of the final race in The Hague on 30 June.
Further down the table, Charlie Enright’s Vestas 11th Hour Racing is five points clear of David Witt’s SHK/Scallywag, who have Dee Caffari’s Turn the Tide on Plastic just four points behind.
With two In-Port Race Series events left, there is potential for movement here.
The weather forecast for Sunday is for a 10-knot South-Southwesterly, with a chance of light showers.
How to follow the Gothenburg In-Port Race
Racing starts at 1400 local time (1200 UTC), on Sunday, 17th June.
On the website:
Head to www.volvooceanrace.com to catch a live stream of the action from 1345 local time (1145 UTC). A post race story summarising the action and with quotes from the skippers will be posted shortly after racing has finished.
Check out Facebook Live:
We’ll go live at 1345 local time (1145 UTC). You can go to our page to schedule a reminder so you don’t miss it.
Check out Twitter Live:
Join the conversation on Twitter with the live broadcast at 1345 local time (1145 UTC) by visiting live.twitter.com/
volvooceanrace and tweeting us with #volvooceanrace. We’ll be live-tweeting the action, as well as broadcasting the race feed. Check it out as we share the best content from the teams, stakeholders and fans on our feed.
Join us on our live blog:
We’ll be blogging all the moves, previews and news from the racetrack on our live blog, including the best of clips and social content, from 1330 local time (1130 UTC). You can find it at www.volvooceanrace.com under the ‘Racing’ section.
Download the app:
It’s full of great content and fits on your mobile phone. Why wouldn’t you want the official Volvo Ocean Race app? Head to the App Store or Google Play to download it. It’s called Volvo Ocean Race.
Come down to the Race Village:
We’ve got a fantastic Race Village in Gothenburg, including the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard facility, the Volvo Pavilion and Volvo Ocean Race Globe as well as the team bases. The Village is jam-packed full of interactive elements, innovative structures and loads of exciting things to do.
Current Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race Series Points Table
1. MAPFRE – 56 points
2. Dongfeng Race Team – 49 points
3. Team Brunel – 41 points
4. team AkzoNobel – 39 points
5. Vestas 11th Hour Racing – 26 points
6. Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag – 21 points
7. Turn the Tide on Plastic – 17 points