28 October 2011
And they're off! The 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race opens with the first In-Port
Race in Alicante tomorrow, Saturday 29 October, with Leg 1 starting a week
later, on Saturday 5 November. This fifth edition of our e-newsletter Event HQ
brings you the latest news from 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
News from CAMPER
Keep up to date with the latest news direct from Emirates Team New Zealand
entry CAMPER by reading the ETNZ blog. Recent updates include a video from
skipper Chris Nicholson and a look back at races of years past by shore manager
Read more 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
Keep up to date with all the news from the Auckland Stopover on our new
website www.volvooceanraceauckland.com We are on Facebook and Twitter