The Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier offshore race, an impressive adventure and a magnificient sporting challenge. The Downtown Miami Race Village will welcome the Volvo Ocean Race for a 14-day event, May 6-20, 2012. The event is open to the public.

The 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race kicked off October 29 in Alicante, Spain, and Leg 6 (out of 10) of this continent race will culminate in Miami, the competition’s only North American stopover. In addition to its rich history of sailing in the South Florida community—Miami is home to the United States Sailing Center—the City of Miami is an international hub renowned for its cultural diversity and celebratory spirit. As such, the Volvo Ocean Race Committee is thrilled to call Miami its only North American stopover for this global event.

The Port of Miami—recognized as the “cruise capital” of the world with more than 3.5 million annual passengers—will mark the entrance point for Volvo Ocean Race sailing yachts.

Where to go to see it

Once passed through the Port of Miami, sailing teams will venture to Downtown Miami’s Bicentennial Park. (1075 Biscayne Blvd. – Miami, FL 33132)

When is it happening?

The Village will feature dynamic entertainment, interactive pavilions, and wrap-around events for the entire two-week stretch. Among the various activities, Nova Bus recommends two really interesting free seminars featuring renowned experts:

Thursday, May 17, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm: Mobility and Quality of Life in Megacities
Including renowned panelists Robert Cervero – University of California-Berkley, and Leon Daniels – Transport for London, as well as a keynote address by Enrique Penalosa – Former Mayor of Bogota, Colombia.

Friday, May 18, 8:30 am to 11:45 am: Corporate Climate Summit 2012
Including a panel of senior executives from various global industries and featuring a keynote speech by Olof Persson, the new President and CEO of Volvo Group.

Activities taking place during the Volvo Ocean Race Miami stopover required reservations; if you wish to attend, please contact your Nova Bus sales manager. 

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