• 24-JAN-2015

Volvo Ocean Race Village Opened today in Sanya (China)

The Sanya race village is officially open!
The venue opened today, January 24th, at 10am (local time/2am UTC) with a colourful celebration, dancers and drummers.
The pontoons, pavilions, domes, team bases, race offices – it's all up, ready to welcome the race, and thousands of visitors, for the second time.
The Race Village is open to the public - and entirely free- until February 8th, when the boats will leave for Leg 4 to Auckland (New Zealand).

But first, they have to arrive in Sanya. The first team* is expected crossing the finish line on January 27th. At 0640 UTC (1300 local time) Dongfeng Race Team was leading the fleet to its home port Sanya, with a 57 nautical mile lead.


  • Marie Laurens
    Volvo Ocean Race News Distribution Manager