The basic schedule and route for the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race are below. Anywhere from a week to a couple of days in advance of each offshore leg, there will also be an in-port race relatively close alongshore, where spectators can easily watch. Click here for details on port cities and stopover schedules. Scoring for the race is, of necessity, somewhat complicated, given the varying lengths and difficulty of the legs. That said, the basic protocol is as follows.