Lisbon to host Volvo Ocean Race

By iSportconnect | May 10, 2016

Lisbon, cialis order one of the most successful host cities of the Volvo Ocean Race in recent years, has been chosen as the destination for a flying start to the next edition in 2017-18.

In 2011-12 and 2014-15, Portugal’s capital city staged hugely popular stopovers following transatlantic legs, but this time organisers have decided that a short, sharp ‘sprint’ leg from Alicante would be the ideal way to begin the round-the-world challenge.

As well as that fresh initiative, the race announced on Tuesday that a new Boatyard facility was opening with immediate effect in Lisbon to service the fleet for the next race and provide the base for an upgrade to all the Volvo Ocean 65 boats from October this year.

The Lisbon Boatyard will complement the well-established maintenance centre in Alicante that will continue to be available for teams as their Mediterranean training and support base.

Antonio Bolaños López, acting CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race, told a news conference: “We have a double reason to celebrate our close ties with the great maritime capital city of Lisbon today.”