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Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18

Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18

Aerial shot of Cardiff Bay
Aerial shot of Cardiff Bay


The Volvo Ocean Race fleet will set off from Alicante, Spain on 22nd October for a race around the world, visiting 12 cities touching six continents – and for the first time in its history the race will stop in Cardiff, Wales from 27 May to 10 June 2018.


The Volvo Ocean Race festival site, called the Race Village, will be located on the scenic Cardiff Bay Barrage. The two week free event will host a variety of entertainment and Volvo Ocean Race-themed attractions.

A new event site is being prepared near Alexandra Dock and the Cardiff Bay Barrage. The event is free to enter and will showcase the Volvo Ocean Race and Pro-Am races, as well as a festival, where visitors can enjoy Welsh culture, entertainment and much more.

With a variety of entertainment, Volvo Ocean Race-themed attractions and food and drink stalls, the Race Village festival site is guaranteed to appeal to a variety of people looking for an exciting day out.


The festival will also have a Welsh flavour, with Welsh producers offering locally-sourced food and drink – from bars offering real ale to the most popular street food vendors.


Race Village opening:
27 May 2018
In-Port Race:
8 June 2018
Leg Start:
10 June 2018


For more information and to subscribe for updates, please visit the Volvo Ocean Race Cardiff website


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Published 11 October 2017

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