The port of Alicante opens today the program of activities prior to the Around the World Sailing

The appointment is at 8:30 p.m. at the Levante dock, within the enclosure called Ocean Live Park, where the groups Viva Suecia and Second open the concert program designed to celebrate the fact that Alicante is hosting the start of the World Tour for the fifth time. a Vela -The Ocean Race- a classic regatta that over time has changed sponsors and class of boats, has suffered the ravages of an economic crisis and a pandemic, but maintains the adventurous spirit that made it famous.

The Second group has recently announced its decision to separate after 25 years of experience and with 10 albums published, so this appointment in Alicante will be the last opportunity for their fans to see them live in our land. Viva Suecia arrives at Ocean Live Park as part of her tour El amor de la clase que sea, with a new album that is being a great success after spending several weeks at number 1 in sales.

The concert cycle will be closed on Saturday, January 14 by the bands Sidecars and Sidonie

On Sunday, January 8, the Destripando la historia concert is held at 12:30 p.m., intended for a family audience. This group parodies with a characteristic humor in the form of a song from children’s stories to mythological characters and popular culture.

On Friday, January 13, at 8:30 p.m., Cheti will offer a free concert. This young man from Elche is a singer-songwriter and his style usually moves between pop, flamenco and Latin rhythms, with light and catchy melodies that are accompanied by positive lyrics and evoke everyday images.

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On Saturday, January 14, at 12:30 p.m., the Ocean Live Park will host the musical show Rock en familia. 80s, with djs or 80s music playlist, also free. The idea of ​​this musical group is to discover to the little ones and, for the parents to enjoy with them, the most popular songs by the most mythical artists and bands of international pop and rock such as Queen, AC/DC, Metalica, Guns and Roses, The Beatles, Mecano, Michael Jackson…

And that same day, at 8:30 p.m., Alicante Puerto de Salida will offer a double concert by two bands that guarantee the influx of the public: Sidecars and Sidonie.

other shows

In addition to the musical performances, the program of the Ocean Live Park highlights the luminous drone show that will be carried out by the Umiles Group on January 12 at 8:00 p.m., in which the participation of 200 drones is expected to perform an aerial choreography expressly designed for the occasion.

On January 12, at 8:00 p.m., 200 luminous drones will perform an aerial choreography designed specifically for the occasion

There will also be themed shows performed by the company La Fragua de Vulcano: marches of pirates and sailors, magic circus, dances, batucadas and two great opening and closing ceremonies scheduled for today, January 7 and 15, respectively, by the company Carros de Foc. On Sunday, January 15, the day the Tour of the World officially begins, the Eagle Patrol of the Air Force will carry out its spectacular flights.

Along with the shows, in the Ocean Live Park you can visit various facilities designed to learn about the development of navigation with immersive experiences, supported by virtual reality, application demonstrations and an area reserved for the development of talks and conferences focused on digitization, innovation, technological development and the video game industry.

In this edition, special emphasis is placed on the promotion and dissemination of activities for the protection of the marine environment, and the development of 60 e-sports tournaments is included.

In this edition, special emphasis is placed on the promotion and dissemination of activities for the protection of the marine environment, and as a novelty it includes the development of 60 e-sports tournaments, presentations and professional events related to this sector that is experiencing unstoppable growth. among the young.

How to follow The Ocean Race 2022-23

The organizers boast that “there is no other sporting event that brings the action as close to its fans as The Ocean Race.” There are several ways to follow the competition during the six months of the event.
The action kicks off on January 8 with the in-port regatta in Alicante before the IMOCA and VO65 fleets depart for Mindelo (Cape Verde) on January 15 for the first leg of the world tour.
The competition is divided into two classes: the IMOCA fleet, with 5 sailboats, which will go around the world competing for The Ocean Race Trophy; while the six VO65s will compete in stages 1, 6 and 7, forming the three stages of the first edition to win The Ocean Race VO65 Sprint Cup.
In addition to the oceanic stages, the teams will also compete in a series of coastal regattas at all scales: Alicante, tomorrow, January 8; Cape Town (South Africa), on February 24; Itajaí (Brazil), on April 21; Newport, Rhode Island (United States), on May 20; Aarhus (Denmark), on June 4; The Hague (Netherlands), June 13-14; and Genoa (Italy), on July 1.

The port of Alicante opens today the program of activities prior to the Around the World Sailing