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New stopover port has started construction in Sanya , but before that Sanya was declared a stopover port to the race round the world Volvo Ocean Race 2011/12, becoming the second city in China's history (after Qingdao) included in the most famous professional sailing competition.

Regatta Volvo Ocean Race starts the first time in 1973 in the UK under the name of Whitbread Round the World Race. Since 1997, the regatta is named Volvo Ocean Race and is held every four years ( since 2005 - once in 3 years), one of the five largest sporting events in the world and is one of the most spectacular and exciting races on the planet.

Route Round the World Race Volvo Ocean Race 2011/12 will run through 10 cities and 6 continents . Volvo Ocean Race 2011/12 will start in October 2011 from Alicante (Spain) and finishes at 9 months in Galway (Ireland).

Participants Round the World Race Volvo Ocean Race 2011/12 will visit the following cities: Alicante ( Spain) , Cape Town (South Africa), Abu Dhabi ( UAE), Sanya ( China) , Auckland (New Zealand ), Itajaí ( Brazil) , Miami (USA), Lisbon ( Portugal ) , Lorian (France) and finish in Galway (Ireland ) .

Volvo Ocean Race - this is the only professional sailing race around the world , in determining the route of which is treated as delicately sports component , and business interests of potential sponsors and race teams participating .

As said CEO Volvo Ocean Race Knut Frostad :

"We have received applications from more than 80 cities wishing to host a stopover port next race. Of these, 34 - in Europe . each with its interesting culture , features and advantages. And it took us several months to evaluate them all and decide . "

The first stage , one of the longest on the route ( 6,500 nautical miles ),  the race will end in South Africa's Cape Town. Volvo Ocean Race will be the first major sporting competition, which Cape Town has followed the World Cup soccer tournament in June this year .

Second stopover port will be in Abu Dhabi . In addition, for the first time in the regatta will take part crew and yacht , which will perform for the United Arab Emirates.

Another haven for adventurous participants Volvo Ocean Race will be the Chinese city of Sanya , located in the province Hainan. This area is famous for being happy all year round traveler excellent sandy beaches and always a good climate .

After a pause of 10 years, Auckland (New Zealand) again will host the Around the World Volvo, becoming the fourth stop for boaters on the road to victory, as well as the last haven before the fifth stage of the raging waves of the Pacific Ocean , past the legendary and terrifying Cape Horn on the way to Itajaí .

Brazil is the sixth time in a row will host the regatta , but the first time as a port - stop has been chosen relatively small town in the province of Santa Catarina , known for its numerous tourist awards and titles .

American port of Miami will be the starting point of the seventh stage on the path back fleet of Volvo Ocean Race in Europe .

Transatlantic stage is completed in the Portuguese Lisbon , who will race for the first time in its port .

The penultimate stop of Volvo Ocean Race 2011/12 will Lorien port in Britain in the north - west of France.

The award ceremony will take place in the race finishing point route - the "cultural heart "of Ireland - Galway city .

Recently arrived in Sanya CEO Volvo Ocean Race Knut Frostad , for consideration of port facilities, a plan to build the marina includes the construction of the wharf a total area of 400000 square meters , of which 333,000 square meters will be located directly on the water. Construction of the pier should be completed exactly one year later - in August 2011 . The site already has information on the construction of the marina , a diagram and description can be found in our earlier report from July 12, 2010 :

07.12.2010 Construction of the largest in Asia marina in Sanya , Hainan


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