Volvo Ocean Race Alicante accommodation

See the start of the Volvo Ocean Race in Alicante

The world’s best sailors are gathering in Alicante, Spain as they prepare to take part in the toughest team sailing race in the world, the Volvo Ocean Race. And thanks to Beds on Board you could be at the heart of the action with unique accommodation ready for guests in Alicante’s marina - where the iconic Volvo Ocean 65 boats are being made ready for their epic around the world voyage.

Stay on a boat in Alicante and watch the worlds toughest sailing race

One of Spain’s most dynamic provincial capital’s, Alicante is a great place to escape for the October half term with its fantastic sandy beaches, and great nightlife. The marina is surrounded by children’s play areas, amusement parks including a cinema, and a wide variety of bars and restaurants. 

The race village, where spectators can see the crews make their final preparations and watch the opening leg of this year’s race will open on 11 October ahead of the start of the race on 22 October.

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The 10 metre sailing boat ‘Hermes’, offers fantastic views from its central mooring in Puerto de Alicante. 100 metres from the beach, this quirky boat comfortably sleeps five people and has been lovingly furnished by its proud owners.

Moored in Marina Alicante, staying on this boat will give you access to the huge variety of marina facilities and will put you in prime position for the festivities of the Race. You can also experience the Volvo Ocean Race museum to brush up on the history of the event before watching it for real.

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The Spanish goleta ‘Azul de Cortés’, promises to be a unique place to stay and is an authentic way to see the Volvo Ocean Race. With six double bed cabins all supplied with air conditioning, satellite TV and private shower rooms, the schooner provides luxury boat accommodation in the centre of the city.

There are spacious indoor and outdoor areas, ideal for socialising in comfort, including the spectacular teak front deck and dining table area. The comfortable 'solarium' sun deck won't disappoint the sun seekers looking for their dose of vitamon D.

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The Azimut Solar Yacht ‘Asia’ not only sleeps 10 people in its four bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms, but also has an outdoor BBQ area where guests can show off their culinary prowess. You'll have full access to the living areas of the boat, with large comfortable living room, three dining areas (one inside and two outside) and the flybridge to soak up the sunshine and get the best views of the marina.

With free Wifi, a BOSE music system and media centre stocked with the latest movies, guests will have plenty to keep them entertained should they not want to sample the city’s delights.

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Still buoyed up by enthusiasm for the Volvo Ocean Race? Why not follow the teams to Lisbon where Beds on Board also has unique boat accommodation in the city’s marina. 

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