The course and dates for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 have been officially announced today. This edition of the race will see a new format for the racing programme in the host cities, including the start city of Alicante, Spain and finish city of Galway, Ireland. For the first time, the Volvo Ocean Race will finish with an In-Port race in Galway.
Alicante, Spain - 29 October 2010 - The global production and distribution company IMG Sports Media is confirmed as official television partner to the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 on the day that the organisation celebrates the ‘one year to go' milestone. Racing will begin in the Spanish home of the race, Alicante, on 29 October next year.
Alicante, Spain - 19 January 2011 - The Volvo Ocean Race is proud to announce its new youth sailing initiative, the Volvo Ocean Race Academy. This Academy marks the continuation of the Volvo Ocean Race's commitment to youth sailing worldwide. The project contains three activities to involve the children of each of the host ports.