Please select your home edition
Edition
Jeanneau AUS Sunfast 728x90

Volvo Ocean Race- Auckland Stopover News 9 - Oversubscribed!

by VOR Auckland Stopover on 11 Feb 2012
Spectacular welcome for Volvo Ocean Race in Sanya - Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 Paul Todd/Volvo Ocean Race© http://www.volvooceanrace.com

The Volvo Ocean Race fleet has finished Leg 3 in Sanya (China), and are gearing up for the nest leg to Auckland. Read the latest news here on the Auckland Stopover

It's now just 26 days to go until the fleet is scheduled to arrive in Auckland and our e-newsletter Event HQ brings you the latest news from the Race, the Auckland Stopover and the Race Village.

AUCKLAND HOSPITALITY SHOWCASE THE RACE SCHOOLS NEWS MEDIA VOLUNTEERS GALLERY

Issue 9

10 February 2012

We're next! The Volvo Ocean Race fleet is resting up in Sanya (China) preparing for the In-Port Race and then the start of Leg 4 to Auckland. Read the latest news here

It's now just 26 days to go until the fleet is scheduled to arrive here and our e-newsletter Event HQ brings you the latest news from the Race, the Auckland Stopover and the Race Village.

The 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race

The Race features nine Legs with Stopovers in Cape Town (South Africa), Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), Sanya (China), Auckland (New Zealand), Itajai (Brazil), Miami (USA), Lisbon (Portugal) and Lorient (France) with the finish in Galway (Ireland) in July 2012.

Six teams have entered the Race, including CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand.

News from CAMPER

Keep up to date with the latest news direct from Emirates Team New Zealand entry CAMPER by reading the ETNZ blog. Read more [Sorry, this link had a problem]s" href="http://etnzblog.com/#%21news" target="_blank">here.

Follow the Race

The organisers of the 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race have made it easy to follow the live action from the Race every minute of the day. There's live video streaming, a Race Tracker, blogs, daily updates on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter in addition to global media coverage. Find all the links here

The Auckland Stopover

The Volvo Ocean Race fleet is due to arrive in Auckland at the end of Leg 4 from Sanya (China) on Thursday 8 March 2012. The Pro-Am Race is on Friday 16 March and the In-Port Race on Saturday 17 March. The Start of Leg 5 will take place on Sunday 18 March.

View the Race Village

Get a sneak preview of the the Auckland Stopover with our 3D flyover video and see how Auckland's Viaduct Harbour will be transformed next March into the Race Village. Watch it here

Website

Keep up to date with all the news from the Auckland Stopover on our new website . We are on Facebook and Twitter too.

Oversubscribed!

Hundreds of applicants have signed up as volunteers for the Auckland Stopover and volunteer registration is now closed.

“Just under 500 volunteers have registered on the database and we’ve been blown away by the quality and commitment,” says Port Director Tom Mayo. “Professionals and superannuants, students and yachties from all over New Zealand and overseas have got involved and many have already put in long days in the final planning phase for the event.”

The majority of volunteers are New Zealanders but applications also came from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Indonesia, Italy, Lithuania, Russia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The age range is from 16 to 78.

The volunteers are filling roles both on and off the water including accreditation, information services, media operations, Volvo Experience assistants, backstage positions, drivers, dock marshals, Try Sailing, spectator services and much more.

One will be dressed as Wisdom the Albatross, the official mascot of Keep the Oceans Clean! initiative. Others will be assisting with the Air Balls, the Grinding Challenge and the model Volvo Cars and Trucks. Groups will work in spectator services, shore team support, event operations, container storage and other support areas.

“We’ve appointed 320 volunteers to specific roles to date,” says Mayo. “We’ve got one final big training session on Saturday 11 February and ten days later we start to build the Race Village.”

Haka and dragons

dragonsMaori culture mixes with Chinese dragons as kapa haka takes centre stage at the official handover ceremony from Sanya to Auckland when the Volvo Ocean Race leaves China on Sunday 19 February.

Auckland based performing group Pounamu is making the trip to China as part of the Auckland Stopover delegation and will feature in the global television coverage of the Start of Leg 4 to Auckland.

The NZ delegation is led by Auckland Stopover chairman Sir John Wells and Port Director Tom Mayo. Pictured above is Emirates Team New Zealand's CAMPER being welcomed on arrival in Sanya.

Watch the Race on TV One

TV One will be screening 60 minutes of coverage of the Leg 3 finish at 11.00pm this Monday 13 February. Watch the in-Port Race from Sanya at 2.00pm on Sunday 19 February followed by coverage of the Leg 4 Start at 11.00pm on Monday 20 February. If you miss one, don't forget all programmes will be available on demand from www.tvnz.co.nz

http://www.stoneleigh.co.nz/http://www.dhl.com/en.htmlhttp://www.peroniitaly.com/http://www.puma.com/
This message was sent to nzeditor@sail-world.com.
It was sent from: Auckland Stopover, Mayo& Ltd P O Box 91378 Victoria Street West Auckland 1142.
Click here to be removed from this mailing list. Your AUTH CODE is: 1ipmzy
Forward to a friend

http://pigeon.macnet.co.nz/forward.php?sub_id=159293&email_id=941http://www.facebook.com/pages/Auckland-Stopover-Volvo-Ocean-Race/221559354532498http://twitter.com/#!/akldstopover
BandG AUS Zeus3 660x82Dubarry AUS 2017 660x82 4Harken AUS HL Snatch Block 660x82

Related Articles

America's Cup - Opening Media Conference - Spithill once more on form
There was a change in faces but not in protagonists at the Opening Media Conference for the 35th America's Cup. There was a change in faces but not in protagonists at the Opening Media Conference for the 35th America's Cup. Those who were at the previous America's Cup in San Francisco will not forget the electric-charged tension as the skipper of the Defender was increasingly forced to defend an indefensible 1-8 win position. Then the tables turned as the Oracle Team USA skipper taunted the Kiwis
Posted today at 2:59 am
Oracle Team USA's quest for a 'three-peat' begins on Saturday
Oracle Team USA scheduled to open its title defence with race against Groupama Team in LV America’s Cup Qualifiers The two-time defending champion of the America’s Cup, Oracle Team USA, scheduled to open its title defence with a race against Groupama Team France in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers on Friday, will now need to wait a further day.
Posted today at 2:56 am
America's Cup - Images from the final Practice Day on the Great Sound
Several of the America's Cup teams had a last work out on the Great Sound, Bermuda today. Several of the America's Cup teams had a last work out on the Great Sound, Bermuda today. Originally Practice Racing was scheduled with all teams being required to participate. However in the fresh conditions close to the limit allowed for racing, participation was made voluntary, and three teams headed out onto the Great Sound.
Posted on 25 May
America's Cup - Day 1 postponed due to strong wind forecast
Strong wind forecast forces cancellation of first day of racing in the 35th America's Cup The America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA), and America’s Cup Race Management (ACRM), have announced that the strong winds in Bermuda have meant that Day 1 of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers and the Official Opening Ceremony of the 35th America’s Cup have had to be postponed.
Posted on 25 May
America's Cup - Livestream of Media Conference in Bermuda
The pre-series Media Conference for the 35th America's Cup was held at noon at the America's Cup Village The pre-series Media Conference for the 35th America's Cup was held at noon at the America's Cup Village in the Royal Dockyard. The conference was your typical pre-series conference with everyone avoiding controversy, with the occasional jibe from Oracle Team USA's Jimmy Spithill at the Kiwi media and Emirates Team New Zealand.
Posted on 25 May
America's Cup - Oracle Team USA's Grant Simmer on 'Teams'
Grant Simmer (AUS) is probably the most experienced America's Cup sailor and team member in Bermuda Grant Simmer (AUS) is probably the most experienced America's Cup sailor and team member in Bermuda for the 35th America's Cup. His long career started in 1983 when he was navigator aboard Australia II, he won again in a team management role in Alinghi (SUI) and joined Oracle Team USA just after the team nosedived and all but destroyed their first AC72 in October 2012.
Posted on 25 May
35th America’s Cup - Opening day weather forecast
The America’s Cup Village is ready, excitement is building for the eagerly anticipated start of the 35th America’s Cup. The America’s Cup Village is ready, the teams are prepared and excitement is building for the eagerly anticipated start of the 35th America’s Cup. The weather has been excellent this week, and is forecast to remain good on Saturday (27th May) and next week, however the current forecast for Friday 26th May is showing wind levels gusting above 30 knots in the afternoon.
Posted on 25 May
Bermuda Soundings - Only two more sleeps 'til Christmas - or three?
This is the first of what will hopefully become a log of on and off the water happenings from Bermuda This is the first of what will hopefully become a log of on and off the water happenings which don't normally make the regular racing news, from the 35th America's Cup stage on the Great Sound, Bermuda. In just two more sleeps it will be the equivalent of Christmas Day for America's Cup fans around the world. Except this Christmas has been four years in the building.
Posted on 24 May
America's Cup - Strong winds forecast for Race Day 1 of Qualifiers
Racing looks unlikely for the first scheduled day of racing in the 35th America's Cup. Racing looks unlikely for the first scheduled day of racing in the 35th America's Cup. According to the latest update from Predictwind winds are expected to be gusting to 30kts - well above the allowed limit of 24kts - or less if the Regatta Director has concerns for the safety of the AC50
Posted on 24 May
Louis Vuitton America’s Cup challenger playoffs trophy and trunk
Louis Vuitton is proud to present the brand new trophy, and its trunk, to be awarded to the winning team The path to the 35th America’s Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton in Bermuda has taken its five challengers - Land Rover BAR, Emirates Team New Zealand, Artemis Racing, SoftBank Team Japan, Groupama Team France - and Defender, Oracle Team USA, winner of the 34th America’s Cup, around the world.
Posted on 24 May