Revving up for the Volvo yacht race

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Ali­cante city and sur­round­ing towns are gear­ing up for the start of this year’s Volvo Ocean Race next month.

sional sport­ing event in the world brings peo­ple from far and wide to ex­plore the Ali­cante Race Vil­lage, see the iconic Volvo Ocean 65 boats first hand and even, if you’re lucky, bump into the sailors are they pre­pare them­selves for bat­tle.”

Sra Huete said: “We have to take ad­van­tage of this event to turn the city into a huge shop win­dow which will pro­mote the Va­len­cia re­gion to the world.”

She noted that events which are pro­grammed in the race vil­lage will be an­nounced in the com­ing days.

There will be mu­sic con­certs on ‘at least five days’, she re­vealed, as well as events linked to pop­u­lar lo­cal fi­es­tas such as the Moors and Chris­tians and the Hogueras bon­fires.

Sra Huete said that Ali­cante will be­come the cap­i­tal of the Va­len­cia re­gion for this pe­riod and ‘much of the ac­tiv­ity of the re­gional gov­ern­ment will move to Ali­cante dur­ing this time’.

More in­for­ma­tion can be found on the Ali­cante host city web­site at www.volvoocean­race ali­

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