THE CITY of Alicante will continue to act as host of the start of the Volvo Ocean Race, but it won’t be held as often as before.
Antonio Rodes, director general of special themed projects in Valencia and responsible for organising the events in Alicante, expressed both pleasure and surprise as he announced the news. Originally, he was under the impression that the race would continue to be held every two years, and expecting the next events, after this year’s that starts in October, to be held in 2019 and 2021.
However, a decision has now been taken to reschedule them to 2020 and 2023 instead and that Alicante continues to be proud to be selected as the starting point of this prestigious event in the world sailing calendar.
Rodes said: “We will continue with the agreement that was signed to host the events in the future, even though they will now take place in 2020 and 2023.”