Volvo Ocean Race CEO visits Cochin Port

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Kochi, Oct 28 (UNI) Mr Knut Frostad, CEO, Volvo Ocean Race, visited Cochin Port today to review the arrangements being made at the Race Village for the Volvo Ocean Race India Stopover here from December three to 13.

The Volvo Ocean Race team, including Mr Jeremy Troughton, Director Operations, and Ms Allison Crook, Events Manager of Volvo Event Management-UK, met Cochin Port Trust (CPT) Chairman N Ramachandran and other senior officials, a CPT spokesperson said.

Representatives of the Yachting Association of India and the event management and marketing teams were also present.

The Volvo team also visited the race village area, technical area of the race teams, berthing area of the race yachts and the building where the race offices and media centre are being set up.

Mr Ramachandran had earlier told reporters that work on the race village and other facililties would be completed by the middle of November.

Billed as the ultimate mix of sports, business and glamour, the Volvo Ocean Race would be making a stopover in Asia for the first time. Kochi is the only stopover in India.

The race started from Alicante in Spain earlier this month. It is scheduled to visit 11 ports across the world including Cape Town, Singapore, Qingdao (China), Rio de Janeiro, Boston and Stockholm before finishing at St. Petersburg, Russia.


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