The Cape Town race village is officially open! The V&A Waterfront venue opened yesterday, November 1st, with a colourful celebration, carnival dancers and drummers, live bands and local sailing boats. The pontoons, pavilions, domes, team bases, race offices – it's all up, ready to welcome the race for a 10th time. And the whole waterside set-up looks great, in the V&A Waterfront and with the massive, flat-topped Table Mountain in the background.
It's open to the public - and entirely free- until November 19th, when the boats will leave for Leg 2 to Abu Dhabi. But first, they have to arrive in Cape Town. The first team* is expected around November 6th.