City picked as stopover

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Auck­land has been con­firmed as the half­way stopover port for the Global Ocean Race cir­cum­nav­i­ga­tion start­ing in the UK next year.

Nine teams from six coun­tries are en­tered in the 30,000-mile roundthe-world race.

Mayor Len Brown says the stopover en­hances Auck­land’s repu- tation as one of the world’s yacht­ing cap­i­tals.

The race starts from Southamp­ton in Septem­ber 2014 and fin­ishes in Portsmouth in May 2015.

The fleet will stopover in Cape Town, Auck­land, Punta del Este, Uruguay and Charleston, United States, be­fore re­turn­ing to Europe.

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