The closest Volvo Ocean Race in the 45-year history of the event in 720 seconds

This edited video will take you through the closest Volvo Ocean Race in the 45-year history of the event. Seven teams, with the best sailors in the world, racing for 45,000 nautical miles, with the outcome only decided in the final few miles…

The 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race was one of the closest and most exciting ever – with the winner decided in the final five miles of the race following a 45,000 mile marathon slog around the planet. Here’s a look at the race in all it’s glory – the highs and lows – as the teams put everything on the line in a bid to win sailing’s ultimate prize.

There has never been a dull moment, the competition has always been tight and the results open until the very end. It was the closest finish in the history of the race, and marked the first victory for a Chinese-flagged team.

As the ultimate test of a team in sport, the 13th edition of the race delivered challenges, emotions, and highs and lows to all the sailors and teams. This video captures all of the action and emotion.

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