[PHOTOS] Incredible Nights in Alicante

The Alicante Race Village is officially open for business, and it’s a lavish affair. The village is hip, modern, and beautiful. I saw it being built when I was in Alicante over the summer, but it was still just a shell, and now it looks incredible. The images below speak for themselves. Don’t forget to watch the video at the end as well!

October 14, 2011 

The race village officially opened for the first time today at 6:00 PM local time, with the official opening program to begin at 8:30 PM local, which was to include a presentation of the teams and a few words by Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad. The night finished with an incredible fireworks display at 10:00 PM local.

Click on any photo to enlarge and see caption. Photos by Paul Todd / Volvo Ocean Race and Ian Roman / Volvo Ocean Race.