Volvo Ocean Race route now complete
The French city of Lorient is the last port to be announced for the route of Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. The Race, which totals a distance of 40,048 nautical miles, will start on October 4, 2014.
The full route will see the teams sail their newly constructed boats from the Race’s home in Alicante, Spain to Recife on the north east tip of Brazil. From there, the teams will sail the longest leg of the race, making their first dive into the Southern Ocean on their way to Abu Dhabi before heading to Sanya in China.
As in the last race, the boats will sail from Sanya to Auckland, New Zealand. From there they will leave for Itajaí in Brazil before going north to Newport, Rhode Island in the United States. The teams will then cross the Atlantic to Lisbon and stop in Lorient before the sprint to the finish in Gothenburg, the Swedish home town of Volvo on June 27 2015.
“The Volvo Ocean Race is a truly global sports event and many of our most important markets will have a stopover in their country this time. This offers us great opportunities to meet customers and partners as well as adding another exciting dimension to the Volvo brand”, says Mats Nilsson, Senior Vice President Corporate Sponsoring ＆ Events at Volvo Group.
Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race is open to professional sailors from all around the world. The Race 2014-2015 will be the 12th edition since the start 1973. Volvo Ocean Race is jointly owned by Volvo Group and Volvo Cars.
For more information, please visit Volvo Ocean Race website www.volvooceanrace.com