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Hong Kong to host 13th Volvo Ocean Race

By Pu Yang Thursday, 14 Apr 2016 11:00

Volvo Ocean Race organizing committee yesterday (13rd April) announced a partnership with Hong Kong Sailing Federation, which will see Hong Kong host the 13th Volvo Ocean Race from February 2018.

The deal will enable Hong Kong to host the world’s premier offshore race for the first time. Under the agreements, Hong Kong residents will not only enjoy the Race in 2018, but also have opportunities to participate in race-related activities to be introduced and organized by Volvo Ocean Race.

Anthony Day, Council Member of the Hong Kong Sailing Federation, said: “This will go down in history as a milestone event for Hong Kong sailing and will provide a wonderful platform for us to engage more Hongkongers in the sport of sailing."

Antonio Bolaños Lopez, acting CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race, added: “I am thrilled that the race is visiting one of the most beautiful ports in the world for the first time. We are delighted to welcome Hong Kong to the Volvo Ocean Race family and know that we will have a stopover that will be one of the highlights of the 2017-18 edition.

“I would like to pay special tribute to the Hong Kong Sailing Federation and the Hong Kong government for making our dreams of bringing the race here a reality.”

Source: Volvo Ocean Race



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