TheVolvo Ocean Race2011-12 will start with the In-Port Race, October 29th in Alicante, Spain. The championship will go ahead in Cape Town, Abu Dhabi, Sanya, Auckland and Itajai. The next stop are Miami, Lisbon, Lorient and Galway. The teams: Groupama Sailing Team, French legend of offshore sailing, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing Team in the UAE, with a crew of veterans of the Volvo Ocean Race. Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg Propulsion, under the direction of Ken Read. Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand at their very first time in the Volvo Ocean Race. Telefónica team led by the two times Olympic champion Iker Martinez, who recently go the second place at the non-stop Barcelona World Race. Sanya, China Team led by the winner of the Volvo Ocean Race 2005-06, Mike Sanderson. the protagonists of this evente are the six Of utmost importance are the six Volvo Open 70 that will takeall of the crews through 39,000miles of navigation. ll Volvo Open 70 is the world's fastest monohull, a boat like no other technology and security. The Volvo Open 70 have a canting keel that can be worn up to 40 ° over a factor of extreme stability that allows the boat to weigh only 14,500 kg. Stability is also given by the use of composite rigging, not steel, which reduces the overall weight. Visitors will be able, from this year, to admire the super technology available on these boats. The Volvo Ocean Race Academy is a very interesting news especially for young people: the small sailing yacht clubs of the region will have the opportunity to sail on Optimist while the children with no experience will take part in the -Try Sailing. Don't forget the in collaboration with the Skeleton Sea: the Volvo Ocean Race strives to increase environmental awareness by calling all of the efforts to reduce pollution and to share a simple message: Keep the Oceans Clean!
October 29th-30th 2011: Pro-Am and the Alicante In-Port November 5th, 2011: Alicante to Cape Town December 9th-10th 2011: Pro-Am and In-Port of Cape Town December 11th, 2011: Cape Town-out stage of Abu Dhabi January 12th-13th 2012: Pro-Am and In-Port in Abu Dhabi January 14th, 2012: Abu Dhabi-Sanya February 17th-18th 2012: Pro-Am and In-Port in Sanya February 19th, 2012: Auckland leg Sanya March 16th-17th 2012: Pro-Am and In-Port of Auckland March 18th, 2012: Auckland step-Itajai April 20th-21st 2012: Pro-Am and In-Port of Itajai April 22nd, 2012: Miami-Itjai May 18th-19th 2012: Pro-Am and In-Port of Miami May 20th, 2012: Miami-Lisbon June 8th-9th 2012: Pro-Am and In-Port of Lisbon June 10th, 2012: Lisbon-Lorient June 29th-30th 2012: Pro-Am and In-Port of Lorient July st1, 2012: Galway-Lorient July 6th-7th 2012: Pro-Am and Galway In-Port