The Volvo Ocean 2014-15 : 24-hour Pit-Stop in The Hague
Volvo had announced their most exciting 24-hour pit-stop, which will bring fans to just touching difference of the Volvo Oceans Race scheduled to be in 2014-15. The pit-shop had been introduced for the final leg in the Dutch port of Hague. The news had delighted the fans in The Netherlands who are already started celebrating in the last month the entrance of Team Brunel into the 12th edition that starts from October 4, 2014 onwards.Photo 1: VOLVO
The participating boats are expected to arrive by June 19, 2015, which will be sailing from the Lorient Port of France, and will continue the racing from the next day on by keeping the same time gaps between their arrival on the port. Volvo has made every arrangement at this Dutch port for the facilitated the best class features for the teams as well as the fans. The public can get very close to the boats and the sailors. They get the option to watch the clock ticks and can hoist the sails again, which will complete the final leg of their 9-month marathon in the Port of Gothenburg, Sweden.
It was a very easy task for Knut Frostad, the Volvo Ocean Race CEO to select the location to stage the pit stop for this amazing phase race. Frostad mentioned the news reporters that “The Netherlands is more like New Zealand, the place where sailing in general and the Volvo Ocean Race have got a long history and high awareness and support. We wanted to honor that. His announcement had created a real wave here among not only the race enthusiasts, but also for the common public.Photo 2: The Volvo Ocean 2014-15 : 24-hour Pit-Stop in The Hague
The City Council Member of Youth, Sports and Welfare of Hague, Karsten Klein said in a press meeting that “I am really proud about the fact that the Volvo Ocean Race have chosen our city as the only pit-stop for their 2014-15 race edition. Hague has a very strong tradition of sailing and water sports and this pit-stop perfectly fits in for this purpose. It is not just a sportive highlight, but also one of the top sporting event for the entire city and the dwellers.”