Volvo Ocean Race comes to Cardiff

Cardiff to welcome yachting’s finest for the Volvo Ocean Race

Once again Cardiff is proving to be one of the most attractive cities on the planet for attracting global sporting events and the economic benefits that go with them. Last Thursday I welcomed the announcement that the city would host the transatlantic leg of the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race when it returns to the UK for the first time in 12 years in 2018. Here’s a short video I made shortly after the official announcement at the Cardiff Marketing Suite in Cardiff Bay:

It was a great pleasure to officially welcome the announcement alongside the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport, Edwina Hart and Adolfo Rodriguez from the Volvo Ocean Race.


The race – which lasts nine months – starts in Alicante in September next year and crews are expected to arrive in Cardiff between the 26th and 31st of May 2018. Follow @volvooceanrace on Twitter and let’s see if we can get the hashtag #volvooceanraceCDF trending!