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Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover News 12 - The containers arrive

'The Viaduct Events Centre in the Auckland race village, during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12.'    Paul Todd/Volvo Ocean Race©    Click Here to view large photo

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 5 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.

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Issue 12

27 February 2012

At the time of writing, CAMPER leads the fleet in the race to Auckland! Read the latest news here

It's now just 9 days to go until the official opening of the Auckland Stopover Race Village 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 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 scheduled to arrive in Auckland at the end of Leg 4 from Sanya (China) on Thursday 8 March 2012 (subject to change). 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 is being transformed into the Race Village. Watch it here

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

The containers arrive!

Uploaded ImageThe Auckland Stopover Operations team heaved a sigh of relief as the shipping containers arrived on schedule on Saturday and were trucked into the Race Village on Sunday.

The containers came from the Abu Dhabi Stopover and contain all the Race Village infrastructure and the equipment for the Team Bases.

"We always had a tight timetable to build the Race Village," says Port Director Tom Mayo. "It's a big relief that the containers got here on time and in good shape. Now the Operations team is in full swing getting everything unloaded and built."

Watch our video of the containers arriving here

All change at the Viaduct

Uploaded ImageConstruction of the Race Village is in full swing with contractors hard at work unloading containers, building pavilions, assembling the Volvo Experience, cabling the offices and media centre, constructing the entertainment stage and much, much more.

Parts of the Viaduct are now closed to the public until the Race Village opens on Thursday 8 March. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause and we look forward to welcoming you at the Auckland Stopover Race Village from 8 March.

Waitemata Harbour race courses

Aucklanders will have a great close-up view of the world's fastest monohulls in action as the Volvo Open 70s race in Waitemata Harbour during the Auckland Stopover.

Organisers announced the courses for the Pro-Am Races on Friday 16 March, the In-Port Race on Saturday 17 March and the Departure and Start of Leg 5 on Sunday 18 March.

The Pro-Am course is a loop close to the shore with the yachts turning just before the Harbour Bridge. The In-Port Race, for all-important Race points, is longer - taking the fleet out past North Head and racing under the Harbour Bridge. When the fleet departs on Sunday 18 March, the action begins with a loop course in the Waitemata Harbour before the fleet races up the coast to start the long haul of Leg 5 to the next Stopover in Itajai, Brazil.

Maps are available here

"We learned from the 08/09 Volvo Ocean Race that we needed to bring as much racing close to the shore-based public as we possibly can," says Volvo Ocean Race Director Jack Lloyd. "We knew that Auckland Harbour would deliver on this criteria."

Lloyd is looking forward to the Race returning to Auckland after ten years away. "If you have been here, you want to come back, and if you haven't, then you have always wanted to," he said.

"The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has designed a fantastic series of courses for the event," said Jennah Wootten, Manager Major Events, Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development. "There are great viewing points for the public not just in the Viaduct and Princes Wharf but also on North Head, Orakei and Birkenhead."

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