The latest staged announcement from Volvo is that the city of Auckland in New Zealand will again be a Host Port in the Volvo Ocean Race for both the 12th edition in 2014-15 and the 13th.
The 2014-15 route will see Auckland play host to the start of the main Southern Ocean leg, sending the teams on their way around Cape Horn and on to the leg finish in Itajaí in Brazil. Auckland is the fourth Host Port for 2014-15 announced so far, following the start point of Alicante and the two Brazilian ports of Recife and Itajaí. The rest of the route for 2014-15 will be announced via drip-feed over the coming weeks.
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28 January 2013 22:48