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Marstrand Volvo Ocean Race Pit stop

Marstrand, the famous sailing and recreational island close to Goteborg on Sweden’s west coast, will be the Pit Stop for the 2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race en route to Stockholm, race organisers have announced.
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After two visits to Goteborg during previous races, the event is now returning to the area. An agreement was signed this week with the organisers hosting the fleet, for a four-day pit-stop 10 -14 June next year. The fleet will then sail around the Swedish coast for a longer stopover in the Swedish capital, which will include an in-port race. Stockholm was announced as a stopover in late January.

“I am excited about taking the event to Marstrand, which I believe is an ideal location for the only Pit Stop in this edition of the race,” said race CEO Knut Frostad. “This is great for the race. I have sailed in Marstrand myself a number of times and know how much our sailors will enjoy the island’s famous hospitality.”

The world’s premier offshore ocean race finishes in St Petersburg on 29 June after a 37,000 nautical mile odyssey that includes Asia on its route for the first time.

Volvo Ocean Race official website: www.volvooceanrace.org

 

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