Coming soon to an ocean near you

Posted: March 14, 2013  |  By: Volvo Ocean Race

Driving a Volvo truck in testing conditions through Europe is not unlike helming a Volvo Ocean Race boat. So says our reporter Rick Deppe, who is following the convoy of hull number one from Persico, Italy, to Green Marine, England.

Austin Wong/Volvo Ocean RaceVolvo Ocean RaceVolvo Ocean RaceAustin Wong/Volvo Ocean Race "When you’re helming a Volvo boat, it’s a lot of responsibility. Well, when you’re driving an exceptional convoy, it’s a lot of responsibility too" - Rick Deppe

The first Volvo Ocean 65 hull, the Volvo truck towing it, its driver and three attendees have been on the road for five days now. They left the Persico factory in Bergamo, Italy, last Friday. They are taking the ferry today from Hook of Holland to Harwich and the crossing from the Netherlands to the UK will take them six hours. The convoy is expecting to arrive at Green Marine in Southampton, tomorrow at lunchtime. 

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