Next 11 October, the Race Village Venue of the largest Volvo Ocean Race in the history of Alicante will open its doors to show a huge range of activities related to sailing and the Valencia Region.
This is going to be the fourth time that the Volvo Ocean Race is taking place in Alicante, but it is the first time that the venue of the Ocean Race Villa will be that big (more than 55,000 square meters), featuring a wide program of activities for all who visit the port during these days.
The first stage of the race will take place on 22 October, in a 700 miles long lap from the Port of Alicante going southwest bound towards the Strait of Gibraltar. After crossing the strait, sailboats will navigate towards Sagres (south-western tip of Portugal) and then go to the north along the coast to Lisbon.
The Volvo Ocean Race is commonly known as the longest and hardest competition in professional sport, and as one of the three major events in the world of sailing alongside the Olympic Games and the America’s Cup, so you have the opportunity to enjoy a first level regatta in Alicante.