The Conference dubbed “Future Team’s Workshop” was held at the headquarters of the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) engaging teams and all stake holders preparing for the 2017/18 season.
Team Ghana has also joined the “Clean Ocean Campaign” to bring awareness to clean oceans and its sustainability.
Team Ghana’s ultimate goal is to lead a fully represented Pan African team to compete in the race in the near future.
During the conference, Volvo Ocean Race’s CEO Mark Turner announced that the Volvo Ocean Race will switch from a three-year to a two-year cycle after the upcoming 2017/18 edition, a change that will provide more commercial value for professional sailing teams, sponsors and host cities.
Ghana is bordered on the south by the Atlantic Ocean and apart from Beach Sports like soccer, volleyball, leisure swimming and running on the sand, much has not been done to utilize the ocean or sea for sports.
Recently some people in Cape Coast, Saltpond in the Central region and in Accra (Oshie, Bortinor, Kokrobite Beaches) wanted to try surfing, but much has not been done or heard in their development.
By Sammy Heywood Okine