Volvo Ocean Race Is Under Way. Coming To Newport In May

For those of you who have no idea what the Volvo Ocean Race is, its basically one of the biggest yacht races around the world. Leg 1 of 9 has begun, with 7 teams racing from Alicante, Spain, to Cape Town, South Africa. Check out what the race in its entirety looks like…

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Over the next 9 months, teams will log 38,000 nautical miles. The race will make its way to Newport in May as the 6th legs destination, coming from Itajai, Brazil. The race village is set to be at Fort Adams, similar to when the Americas Cup was stationed there.

I’ll be rooting for Team Alvimedica. Three out of the eight crew members were born right here in the 401. Skipper Charlie Enright, Onboard Reporter Amory Ross, and Crew Member Nick Dana are all Rhode Island natives. Im sure when they are in town during the race, they will be…

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