Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Auckland to host a Volvo Ocean Race stopover in March 2012

It all points now to an imminent announcement that Auckland will be a stopover city for the Volvo Ocean Race in March 2012.

Auckland will stage the leg four finish from Sanya in China and the start of leg five, which will take the Volvo Ocean Race yachts around Cape Horn to the finish in Itajai, Brazil.

According to reliable information, the city of Auckland is working in partnership with central government to bring this event back to the city. Both parties are contributing equally with an investment of NZ $1.5 million each.

Just like it did with the Louis Vuitton Trophy, the city of Auckland plans to make the 10-day stopover in 2012 a "festival" built around a race village.



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