• 04-APR-2015

Itajaí Race Village is officially open!

It takes a lot of Brazilian fervour to come and cheer a Volvo Ocean Race official ceremony, without any boat to look at – the first four teams are expected in Itajaí on Sunday, April 5, between 1200 and 2400 UTC. Team SCA's arrival is estimated between Monday 6 at 1200 UTC and Tuesday 7 at 1200 UTC.

Yet the Race Village opening ceremony was rammed this Friday night, with big crowds cheering the local dignitaries and the race officials. There were flags, Marine officers and beauty queens, but most of all there was a lot of excitement, the anticipation of a two-week celebration the town has been looking forward to since the stopover of the last edition, in 2011-12.

Opening times of the Race Village in the Itajaí Centreventos:
1000 – 2300 on weekend days
1400 – 2300 on week days


  • Marie Laurens
    Volvo Ocean Race News Distribution Manager