Newport is proud to host- for the second time- the only US stop over of the Volvo Ocean Race. A city known for sailing and competitive racing, Newport, will transform Fort Adams State Park into a remarkable race village. Opening ceremonies are May 8 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Arrivals from Brazil will stream into Newport over the next few days.
There will be plenty of events for both young and old at the race village. The kids can explore racing with hand on events. There will also be racing right off the shoreline. Pro-AM racing is May 15. In port racing is May 16.
The “leg start” is May 17 and is the highlight of the event. The leg start begins with the dock-out ceremony, continue with in port racing, and end as the fleet exits the bay for the next stop- Lisbon.
If you haven’t made plans yet there is still time. And if you are staying overnight, go to www.ivylodge.com for some great accommodations.
Go to www.volvooceanracenewport.com for a complete event calendar.