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Volvo Ocean Race is now The Ocean Race

Volvo Cars will continue to sponsor the race.

Volvo Cars will continue to sponsor the race.

The Volvo Ocean Race is now known as The Ocean Race. media page received a message alerting them that the event had changed hands. Atlant Ocean Racing Spain takes over the event, which was co-owned by Volvo Group and Volvo Cars.

“The Volvo Ocean Race has been a great vehicle for building customer relationships, strengthening the Volvo brand and presenting our company and our products to a global audience,” said Volvo Group communication executive vice president Kina Wileke in a statement.

“After 20 years we feel that it is time to hand over responsibility for this prestigious competition to a new and capable owner with the focus, experience and know-how to develop it even further,” said Volvo Cars senior vice president Björn Annwall. “Volvo Cars will continue to support the next edition of the race as a sponsor with special focus on sustainability.”

A statement from Atlant Ocean Racing Spain reads, in part: “Building upon the legacy of the previous race, our innovative program will act as a catalyst for positive change to help restore ocean health by addressing the impacts of plastic pollution. “With a commitment to put sustainability at its heart, the next edition of the race will develop a roadmap to inspire action and create tangible outcomes.”

The next edition of The Ocean Race is scheduled to start in Alicante, Spain, in the autumn of 2021.

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