Volvo Ocean Race: The Hague hoists all sails

The seven competing teams in the Volvo Ocean Race are on a fast track towards the finish in The Hague and in less than four weeks’ time, this legendary race will finish in The Netherlands for the very first time in history.

With this finish, the city will host its biggest event ever. For that reason, The Hague hoists all sails to celebrate. All through the international city by the sea, one can enjoy almost 500 flags in the shape and design of the sails of all seven competing teams. The master piece is the collection of the seven XL -flags situated at the Central Station.

Sail along and create your #zeilfie
To raise awareness of the race and the festivities, The Hague created 'your own #zeilfie (Sailfie)'. This will win an all-star treatment on board one of the Legends (ex-Volvo Ocean Race boats) on Thursday 28 June for two people.

What does one have to do? Take a #zeilfie with one of the almost 500 flags in town. Share this creation through the event's social media with hashtag #zeilfie. On Friday 8 June the organisers will announce the winner. More info on

Volvo Ocean Race Finish The Hague
The Volvo Ocean Race is de longest and toughest sailing race around the world for mixed teams. In June 2018 this legendary race will finish in The Netherlands for the first time in history. After 45.000 nm The Hague is ‘The Ultimate Destination’.

From Sunday 24 June until Sunday July 1st Scheveningen harbour will be the sailing centre of the universe. The arrival of the teams promises to be an unforgettable event for sailors and hundred thousands of fans.

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