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February - March 2015

Auckland, the world's premier sailing capital, will once again welcome the Volvo Open 65s fleet home as an official Stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15.

 

In February 2015, Auckland will stage the Leg 4 finish from Sanya in China and the start of Leg 5, which takes the fleet into the Southern Ocean once again, round the infamous Cape Horn and up to a finish and Stopover in Itajai, Brazil.

 

The Volvo Ocean Race is acknowledged as the greatest test of sailing prowess and human endeavour. The world’s fastest monohulls race a nine month marathon around the globe deep into the bleak latitudes of the Southern Ocean and through the world’s most hostile seas.

 

Each Stopover features an In-Port Race, with points counting towards the Volvo Ocean Race overall standings, and a Pro-Am Race.

 

Once again the Auckland Viaduct will be transformed into a vibrant Race Village for the Stopover with the Viaduct Events Centre acting as Race HQ and a packed programme of entertainment on Te Wero Island. 

 

And, best of all, it's free for everyone!

 

Full details will be announced over the coming months.

 

 

 

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