The 12th edition of the Volvo Ocean Race will take place in 2014-2015 with locations including Alicante in Spain, Brazil, Abu Dhabi and many more.
Even more exciting, the 2017-2018 Volvo Ocean Race will see a stopover in Cardiff following a successful bid for hosting rights.
The stopover should have a great economic impact for Cardiff who already host the Extreme Sailing Series Regattas. The port was selected from 66 applicants worldwide, 4 of which came from the UK.
“Cardiff made a particularly impressive bid to win one of the coveted European
slots and with such outstanding facilities and great enthusiasm I’m convinced
that we will have a stopover to remember,” said Volvo Ocean Race’s Chief
Operating Officer Tom Touber.
Definitely one to put in the diary…