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Cardiff to welcome the Race

First visit to Welsh city

The race will visit the United Kingdom for the first time in 12 years when it stops in the Welsh capital of Cardiff in 2017-18.

Wales is mad for rugby - and they're not bad at football either, having qualified for Euro 2016 in France. But there are also plenty of sailing enthusiasts who will be excited to see the Volvo Ocean Race fleet roll into town.

There are loads of activities to keep you busy in Cardiff if you plan to visit: for starters, check out the imposing Cardiff Castle, which has stood proud above the city since the 11th century. There are museums aplenty with the National History Museum, the National Art Museum, the Wales Millenium Centre - and if you are a fan of science-fiction, don't miss the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff Bay.

The Volvo Ocean Race has a deep connection with the UK - the first edition of our Race set off from Portsmouth, England in 1973 but hasn't visited the Isles since 2006 - so this will be something of a long-awaited homecoming.


The 13th edition of the world’s toughest offshore race will begin on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from Alicante (Spain) - more info here.