• 19-JUN-2012

  • SOURCE: Volvo Ocean Race

Museo Volvo Ocean Race Opens Doors to Public in Alicante

Volvo Ocean Race S.L.U. and the Valencian Regional Government on Tuesday opened the doors to the Museo Volvo Ocean Race, a dynamic new addition to the cultural, educational and sporting landscape for the city of Alicante, for the region and for Spain.

The museum is the first in the world to offer visitors a chance to experience the extreme challenges faced by the elite sailors competing in the Volvo Ocean Race, the longest and toughest professional sporting event in the world and a race which has its headquarters in Alicante.

Adults and children will have a unique opportunity to see the action as it unfolds from inside the high-tech Race Control room, where the nine-month, 39,000 nautical mile race is monitored around the clock.

Situated at the port of Alicante's former maritime station, the Museo will transport visitors into a world of entertainment and fun. Using cutting edge technology, visitors can engage with the Volvo Ocean Race through interactive touch screen panels that explore the history of the race, life on board, marine ecosystems and telecommunications among many other themes. The Museo will also play host to a changing programme of exhibitions that are sure to keep everyone interested.

With an aim to engage land lubbers and sailing enthusiasts alike, the museum will offer an educational programme that will inform curious minds about the values of life at sea, sailing and sport through various activities aimed at schools and the general public.

The shop and the café, located on the first floor with direct access to a spacious terrace, round off the facilities at this magnificent new museum, which organisers expect will become a point of reference for culture and leisure in the city of Alicante.

For more information about the museum, visit www.museovolvooceanrace.com


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