Revving up for the Volvo yacht race
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 alicante.com