Cardiff will host a stopover in the 13th edition of the Volvo Ocean Race in 2017/18 – a move that will see the world's premier round-the-world sailing race visit Wales for the first time ever and mark its return to the United Kingdom for the first time in over a decade.
The last time the UK had a stopover was in 2005/06 in Portsmouth.
In a break from the ongoing series of announcements for the 12th edition in 2014/15, the Race's Chief Operating Officer Tom Touber revealed the forward-looking agreement during a presentation at the Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay.
The Volvo Ocean Race, which began life in Portsmouth as the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1973, moved its headquarters from England to its new home in Alicante, Spain in 2010.
6 March 2013 14:53 GMT