by Richard Gladwell on 7 Mar 2012
Rachael Dacy makes a point during the media confernce flanked by Tom Mayo (left) and Knut Frostad (right) - Viaduct Harbour Media Tour, Volvo Ocean Race © Richard Gladwell http://www.richardgladwell.com
'We also have the Marine Showcase Expo happening in the Viaduct Event Centre', she added.
Then CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race Knut Frostad took up the running, 'I’m really happy to be back in New Zealand', he said recalling the two previous visits he made - first as a sailor and then as a skipper in the Race.
Tom Mayo Port Director for the stopover continued:' Volvo Group are bringing in about 1,000 people for the stopover from as far away as the Czech Republic, Asia Pacific and Australia. They are here for 4-5 days and will be attending the Volvo Awards which will be staged at the Hilton Hotel. There’s a large footprint that comes with the race in terms of visitors and international media,' he added.