Pamplona Running of the Bulls: San Fermin Festival

11 12 2008

6-14 July 2009

“Viva San Fermín!, Gora San Fermín!”

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As the highest profile event of the San Fermín Festival,  in honor of Pamplona’s patron, Saint Fermín, The Pamplona Encierro or Running of the Bulls is the most popular in Spain! 

The first bull running is 7 Julyno-nos include running under the influence of alcohol, running in the opposite direction or inciting the bulls.

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For those less inclined to partake of life-threatening ventures involving large stampeding animals (i.e. 14 died in prior years), the San Fermin Festival features other activities conducive to drunken revelry: parades, fiestas, sexy Spanish matadors, street parties, gorgeous Spanish senoritas and so on. 

Or, as Christophe Rex would say, “This is a win-win situation…!”

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A full schedule of events will be available soon…stay tuned!

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2008-2009 Volvo Ocean Race

6 12 2008

11 October 2008 –  June 2009

Ahoy Darlings!

The Volvo Ocean Race , an around-the-world yacht competition, is held every three years with routes changed to accommodate various ports of call; 2008-2009 routing for the first time includes stopovers in the Middle East and Asia. Starting in Alicante, Spain on 11 October 2008, race will run over 39,000 nautical miles in nine months.  

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Usually departing Europe in September or October, the Volvo Ocean Race encompasses 9 or 10 legs with in-port races at many stopover cities. 2008-2009 race legs include:   

 

 

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Leg 1: 11 October – 15 November 2008- Alicante, Spain to Cape Town, South Africa

Leg 2: 15 November – 13 December 2008- Cape Town, South Africa to Cochin, India

Leg 3: 13 December – 18 January 2009- Cochin, India to Sentosa Island, Singapore

10 January 2009: Singapore In-Port Racing

Leg 4: 18 January 2009 – 14 February 2009- Sentosa Island, Singapore to Qingdao, China

7 February 2009: Qingdao In-Port Racing

Leg 5: 14 February – 11 April 2009- Qingdao, China to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

4 April 2009: Rio de Janeiro In-Port Racing

Leg 6: 11 April – 16 May 2009- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Boston, Massachusetts USA

9 May 2009: Boston In-Port Racing

Leg 7: 16 May – 6 June 2009- Boston, Massachusetts USA to Galway, Ireland

30 May 2009: Galway In-Port Racing

Leg 8: 6 -14 June 2009-Galway, Ireland to Göteborg / Marstrand

Leg 9: 14 -25 June 2009- Göteborg / Marstrand to Stockholm, Sweden

21 June 2009: Stockholm In-Port Racing

Leg 10: 25 June 2009- Stockholm, Sweden to St. Petersberg, Russia