• VolvoOceanRace
    Blog,  Lisbon Region,  Portugal

    Lisbon, the Sailing Capital of Europe

    Lisbon is home to several major sailing events. In July this year, the Portuguese capital city hosted the Tall Ship Races and in 2017 something even bigger will happen. Lisbon will be the start of the Volvo Ocean Races, affirming its status as sailing capital of Europe. Sailing in Lisbon is now, more than ever, worldwide known. Portugal is known for its sailing in Lisbon for many centuries, since the seafaring in the 15th century to the modern marinas and unique sailing conditions today. In 2011-12 and 2014-15, Lisbon staged major stopovers of the event. As Lisbon became one of the most successful host cities of the Volvo Ocean Race it…