As official Race Suppliers to the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race, B&G is launching a money can’t buy trip to the start of the race and exclusive race commentary from Libby Greenhalgh

Southampton, UK ‐ B&G®, the world’s leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, is pleased to announce the launch of its 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race #heartoftherace competition. Two lucky winners will each win a pair of tickets to go to Alicante for the start of the race. And for those who aren’t lucky enough to be there, B&G has also teamed up with navigator and meteorologist Libby Greenhalgh to provide an exclusive insight and commentary for each leg.

B&G is an official Race Supplier to the Volvo Ocean Race and is therefore able to offer two pairs of tickets to the start of the race in Alicante. The prize will include, return flights and transfers to Alicante, two nights’ hotel accommodation, breakfast and dinner each day, VIP tour of a VOR65, VIP tour of the Race Village, and a VIP tour of the Boatyard. Winners will be in Alicante to watch the start of the Volvo Ocean Race and each receive a B&G Goody Bag.

To enter, fans of B&G must show their “passion for sailing” by submitting a photo and caption to the #heartoftherace competition page. The competition launches on the 20th September and closes at midnight on 8th October. Winners will be selected on the 9th October 2017, with the prize weekend being the 21st – 23rd October*

In addition to the competition, B&G is partnering with Libby Greenhalgh to provide a full commentary to the Volvo Ocean Race. Libby was team navigator for Team SCA in the last edition of the race, so she is no stranger to the challenges and dilemmas faced. As such, Libby can provide a fantastic insight into life on board, and the decision making that takes place. Each leg Libby will provide a preview of what lies ahead, and a round‐up at the end, with updates and observations throughout. To be the first to receive the commentary from Libby, and news of future competitions and offers, fans should follow B&G on Facebook and sign up for news at‐ocean‐race‐2017/. All of the B&G Volvo Ocean Race videos are available here too including Leg 0 Fastnet and #Heartoftherace.

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