I am really happy to know that I will see the race again in Lisboa that is one of the cities that becomes habitual as a port of call in the race. Brazil is the only country that will receive it in two cities, Recife and Itajay and that makes the Portuguese the dominant language on the ports of call
Most cities are chosen by its Maritime tradition and convenient localization and there are other great cities as Port of call: Alicante, Abu Dhabi, Aukland, Rhode Island, Lorient, Gothenburgh and Sanya.
The race will start in Spain (Alicante) on Oct. 4, 2014 and will finish in Sweden (Gothenburg) on June 27, 2015.
The race will be bigger than the last one by about 6000Nm.
Brazil has becoming a very hot spot in what regards World's sport. Between 2014 and 2016 they will host three of the biggest world sport world's events:
The football (soccer) World Cup in 2014, the Volvo ocean race in 2015 and the Olympics in 2016. Way to go, and congratulations to all Brazilians around.