Inget Skandinaviskt stopover?

Nu vet vi att nästa Volvo Ocean Race startar i Alicante och går i mål i Galway. Klara stopovers är Kapstaden, Lissabon, Lorient och nu senast Abu Dhabi. Med 4 europeiska hamnar spikade så känns det inte så troligt att vi får se dem i våra vatten? Foto: Mhic Chambers.

Några tips på vilka stopovers som kan tillkomma?


  1. Matt Mar 15, 2010 Reply

    Efter Galway blev bestämt sade man att det inte blir fler europeiska stopover. Alltså att man kommer över Atlanten till Lissabon, följt av Lorient för att avsluta tävlingen på Ireland.

    Så din slutsats verkar högst sannolik!

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      Peter Gustafsson Mar 15, 2010 Reply

      Någon med inside som vet om Oslo, Marstrand, Göteborg eller Stockholm var med i matchen på allvar?

  2. seglar'n Mar 15, 2010 Reply

    Göteborg var inte aktuellt efter att man haft racet på besök de senaste tre gångerna. Stockholm var heller inte aktuellt, när Ericsson drog sig ur VOR.
    Oslo och Köpenhamn var med till ett ganska sent skede, men räckte inte hela vägen. Buden var nog inte tillräckligt höga!

  3. Leino Mar 15, 2010 Reply

    Money rules!!! Bara att låta dem som vill pröjsa ta hand om det då ju, ser ju ändå bäst på nätet ;)

  4. kalle Mar 16, 2010 Reply

    Jättefina sjökläder farbröderna på bilden har. Är det Gore Tex?

    • Petter Mar 16, 2010 Reply

      Nej, Burka Yachting…;-)

  5. Pontus Mar 16, 2010 Reply

    Hmmm, ett lucia tåg med solglasögon. Skall Adu Dhabi delta med en båt också eller bara stopover?

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    Peter Gustafsson Mar 18, 2010 Reply

    Sanya, the southernmost city on the golden coast of Hainan Province, China, has won the bid to host the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. Building on the success of the Qingdao stopover during the 2008-09 event, the resort city of Sanya will be the finish of leg three, which starts from Abu Dhabi.

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    Peter Gustafsson Mar 23, 2010 Reply

    Alicante, Spain – 23 March 2010 – The city of Itajaí, in Brazil’s southern state of Santa Catarina, will be the South American stopover for the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race. This is the first time that the port of Itajaí will play host to the event, which has visited Brazil on six prior occasions.

    “It’s an honour for our city to host such a glorious sailing event in our waters and represent Santa Catarina and Brazil in the Volvo Ocean Race, the most important ocean sailing competition in the world, ” said mayor Jandir Bellini.

    The Volvo Ocean Race crews will have faced major challenges in the Southern Ocean, where icebergs, whales, huge waves and fiercely cold temperatures are common-place, Itajaí will be a great place for them to regain their strength before heading offshore once more.

    “Itajaí is a nautical Garden of Eden and one of the reasons it was chosen as a stopover,” explained State Governor Luiz Henrique da Silveira. “We are very proud to welcome the Volvo Ocean Race,” he added.

    Santa Catarina, is a State that has received a clutch of national awards for the best tourist destination in Brazil, will use the Volvo Ocean Race to demonstrate its ability to organise large-scale events. The Race Village will be situated in the port area, which is located on the mouth of the Itajaí-Acu River, near a large metropolitan area and close to the beach resort of Camboriú.

    In 2005-06, Brazil’s debut entry in the Volvo Ocean Race finished a creditable third place, crewed predominantly by Brazilian athletes. This was followed by success for Brazilian multiple Olympic medallist, Torben Grael, who drove Ericsson 4 to victory in 2008-09.

    Knut Frostad, CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race, and team member of the 2005-06 Brasil 1 project, said, “We are pleased to confirm Itajaí’s inclusion in our race around the world. After rounding Cape Horn, our racing teams will truly appreciate the warm welcome that Brazil is famous for, and it will be the perfect place for the crews to regain their strength after such a testing leg in the Southern Ocean.”

  8. fills Mar 24, 2010 Reply

    Miami blir det Nord Amerikanska stoppet, trist för New Port som verkar missa både Americas Cup och VOR nu..

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    Peter Gustafsson Mar 24, 2010 Reply

    Miami, Florida, will host the start of the transatlantic leg to Lisbon, Portugal, for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. Florida has a long association with the event, as this will be the fifth time the sunshine state has welcomed the world’s premier offshore race.

    Miami has successfully fought off tough competition from other North American ports, in its bid to win back the event it previously hosted in the 2001-02 edition of the race. Miami will see the boats arrive after their charge north from the Brazilian port of Itajai.

    “The Volvo Ocean Race is by far the world’s premier global race. It’s a great honour to have Miami selected as a featured stopover,” said Commission Chairman Marc Sarnoff.

    Volvo Ocean Race CEO, Knut Frostad, said, “We are very confident Miami will deliver a first class event for us in the spring of 2012 and the people of Florida will welcome us to their shores once again.”

    The race village will be located at Bicentennial Park, on the Biscayne Bay, in the heart of Downtown Miami. It is a 29-acre, open park which is suited for major events and has been used in the past for shows such as the Cirque Du Soleil.

    American sailors have a victorious history in the race, with two winners of the US Sailing Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Award, John Kostecki and Paul Cayard, also winning the Volvo Ocean Race (2001-02) and Whitbread Round the World (1997-98). The 2008-09 race also saw fellow US Yachtsman of the Year, Ken Read snatch second place overall on PUMA on the penultimate leg of the race.

    The remaining host ports will be revealed before the end of March.

  10. Gert F Mar 30, 2010 Reply

    Häftigt med de där relingslisterna a´la Maxi 77 runt huvudet.Funkar säkert kanon på en tokstudsig kryss med fria fall ;)

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    Peter Gustafsson Mar 31, 2010 Reply

    Alicante, Spain – 31 March 2010 – Auckland, New Zealand, is back in the Volvo Ocean Race after a gap of 10 years. The city, which has fielded some of the world’s best sailors in the Volvo Ocean Race, last hosted the event in 2001-02. It will stage the leg four finish from Sanya in China and the start of leg five, which will take the fleet into the Southern Ocean once again, round the infamous Cape Horn and up to a finish in Itajai, Brazil.

    “It is with the greatest pleasure I can confirm Auckland, New Zealand has won its bid to become a stopover port in the next Volvo Ocean Race. The local people have an immense appreciation of sailing, and the Volvo Ocean Race in particular,” said Volvo Ocean Race CEO, Knut Frostad. “Many of the world’s best-known sailors are from New Zealand, and we are proud to bring the race back to the City of Sails, where we will be sure of a huge reception.”

    “This announcement completes the route and our goal of contracting all the ports before the end of March 2010, significantly earlier than in previous race cycles. The preliminary course will be published during April,” Frostad added.

    Auckland Mayor John Banks says he is pleased to see Auckland included as a stopover for this major international event. “This event is a great fit with Auckland’s maritime location and of significant economic benefit for our city,” says Mr Banks.

    “Auckland has a proud history associated with this event and we look forward to welcoming the fleet and many spectators to our city once again.”

    New Zealand has fielded many of the world’s greatest sailors, including Sir Peter Blake who competed five times in The Whitbread Round the World Race, which became the Volvo Ocean Race in 2001. He finally won it comprehensively in 1989-90 on the great Steinlager 2.

    Grant Dalton, CEO of Emirates Team New Zealand, has also been a prolific competitor in the event, competing six times, being part of the winning crew onboard Flyer in 1981-82, and winning the maxi class with New Zealand Endeavour in 1993-94. Whilst fellow New Zealander Ross Field won the Whitbread 60 division with Yamaha the same year.

    More recently, Mike Sanderson drove ABN AMRO ONE to a resounding victory in 2005-06, with Brad Jackson and Stu Bannatyne, as his watch captains. They carried on their winning streak as watch captains onboard 2008-09 winner Ericsson 4 and were jointly name Sailor of the Year at the 2009 Yachting New Zealand Excellence Awards. Along with Mark Christensen, Jackson and Bannatyne are the only sailors to have won the race three times.

    The route for 2011-12 is now set and includes: start port Alicante/Spain, Cape Town/South Africa, Abu Dhabi/UAE, Sanya/China, Auckland/New Zealand, Itajai/Brazil, Miami/USA, Lisbon/Portugal, Lorient/France and finish port Galway/Ireland.

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