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Final inspection for Auckland

Volvo Ocean Race Host Port Operations Manager Peter Ansell is in Auckland this week ensuring that the delivery team is on target with preparations for the Stopover in February and March next year.

 

Peter has been reviewing progress of the planning to date, discussing Race Village structures and placement, reviewing logistics, carrying out site visits, meeting stakeholders and liaising with Stopover delivery partners to ensure the success of the event.

 

All the while Peter is liaising with the Volvo Ocean Race Family to ensure that the Auckland Stopover meets the needs of the Volvo Ocean Race stakeholders.

 

“The team in Auckland has done a superb job organising the Stopover. I am extremely confident that the team here will deliver a memorable event for the sailors, Aucklanders, New Zealanders and the Volvo Ocean Race family. The Volvo Ocean Race team and the fleet are looking forward to returning to the City of Sails next year."

 

Grant Calder, General Manager of Mayo&, the delivery partner for the event, welcomed Peter's visit

and his comments.

 

“It’s great to know that we are on track with our planning and the events and entertainment we are organising. As the fifth city the Volvo Ocean Race fleet visit, we are following the high standards set by the Stopovers in Alicante, Cape Town, Abu Dhabi and Sanya.

 

"However, I am confident we can deliver a uniquely Auckland and New Zealand event that will remain at the forefront of visitors' memories and leaving them wanting more in 2018.”

 

The delivery team at Mayo& will continue to progress the planning for the Stopover over the next few months to ensure that everyone has an unforgettable experience in Auckland during February and March 2015.

 

 

 

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