Volvo Ocean Race - Cardiff Stopover

FREE 15 day festival to celebrate the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Cardiff

In October, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet set off from Alicante, Spain on an endurance race around the world. It will visit 12 cities, touch six continents – and for the first time in its history, the race will stop in Cardiff, Wales.

To celebrate the arrival of the fleet, Cardiff will host a free festival between 27 May and 10 June 2018.

The RNLI has been named Host City Community Partner for the 15 day event. The partner status will give us a fantastic opportunity to showcase our work and raise awareness of the role of our volunteer crews around the Welsh coast. An all-weather lifeboat will be berthed on the pontoon in Cardiff Bay and visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy guided tours around the Severn class lifeboat between 3 and 9 June.

Also in the race village will be an inshore RNLI lifeboat between 27 May and 3 June which is responsible for carrying out rescues closer to the shore. Making special appearances during the two weeks will be RNLI mascot Stormy Stan.

Teams of community safety and youth education volunteers will be present on the RNLI stand to pass on lifesaving information to race village visitors. There will also be a presence from RNLI community fundraisers and the charity’s face to face teams.

So add the event to your diary – it’s going to be too good to miss!

For full details of what’s going on each day and how to get there, please download the event leaflet below.

Volvo Leaflet - PDF 819KB

Volvo Leaflet Welsh - PDF 988KB


Alexandra Head (next to the skate park on the Barrage)
Cardiff Bay
CF10 4LY


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Free entry

Contact details

For further information and contact details, visit Volvo Ocean Race Cardiff Stopover website.