– Cllr Heather Joyce, Cardiff Council leader
This will bring hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city, and be hugely beneficial to the local economy.
Being awarded the successful bid for one of the most important sailing events in the world once again demonstrates Cardiff’s ability to deliver major international sporting events on the world stage.
It proves our reputation as an event city as well as providing an opportunity for many non sailors to try the sport through a co-ordinated programme of sailing activities before, during and following the event.
Cardiff will welcome the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race to its waters - the first time the race will have visited the UK for over a decade