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.
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.

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