NEWPORT, R.I. (May 15, 2015) - Team Alvimedica, Newport's "hometown" team in the Volvo Ocean Race, enjoyed a stellar performance Thursday on the water with wins in the Practice Race and first Pro-Am Race of the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover.
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NEWPORT, R.I. (May 11, 2015) - The opening weekend of the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover drew more than 28,000 visitors to the Race Village at Fort Adams State Park.
The past weekend drew a combined 28,712 visitors. Since the Race Village opened on Tuesday, May 5, a total of 48,360 people have visited.
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By Kaleb Little, National Biodiesel Board
When the Volvo Ocean 65 race boats sail into Narragansett Bay, RI, for the North American Stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race, they’ll be fueling up in Newport with cleaner-burning biodiesel, made from recycled cooking oil sourced from thousands of New England restaurants.Read more
Stellar cast of speakers to highlight increasing problem
ALICANTE, Spain, April 22 – The Ocean Summit on Marine Debris during the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Newport, RI in May has attracted a stellar list of expert speakers to bring attention to a ‘growing catastrophe’.
The summit will take place on May 15, and is sponsored by Volvo Group, The Embassy of Sweden, the U.S. State Department, the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Sail Newport, which is hosting the stopover.
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The Volvo Ocean Race Is Coming to Newport, RI May 5-17
It’s the only North American port in the Volvo Ocean Race’s nine-month voyage around the world. Don’t miss it!
The North American Stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race will be hosted by Sail Newport, the State of Rhode Island Dept. of Environmental Management (DEM), Discover Newport and the City of Newport. The twelve-day Newport Stopover will be a public celebration and will include entertainment, a marine Exploration Zone, kid’s activities, a food festival, team compounds, sponsor pavilions, a theater, up-close viewing of the race boats during the Pro-Am Race Day, the In-Port Race Day and the Leg Start to Lisbon - all taking place within yards of the shoreline of Fort Adams State Park.
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Rhode Island’s Home Team Returns to Newport in May
Team Alvimedica, the youngest team in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, is also Rhode Island’s home team. Skipper Charlie Enright of Bristol, RI, is looking forward to a hometown welcome when their Volvo Ocean 65 crosses the finish line in Newport, RI next month.
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Place Your Bid: Team Alvimedica auctions the opportunity to be a part of the Volvo Ocean Race and support heart health
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a part of the Volvo Ocean Race? We aren’t just talking about watching a race from the shore during a stopover or being one of thousands waving goodbye to the fleet from the dock as they go to sea for weeks. We are talking about truly being a part of the Volvo Ocean Race - racing on the boat as crew, taking part in sail changes, feeling the power of the wind under the sails as you drive the boat around a mark, being onboard during a leg start, hearing the calls made for a tack, and jumping overboard just as the fleet head out to sea.
Team Alvimedica auctions off various spots aboard the boat while they are in each Stopover. An auction for the famous Jump Seat on the boat as the fleet races out of Newport can be found at teamalvimedica.com/auction. © Warren Little/Volvo Ocean RaceRead more
SCA partners with the Volvo Ocean Race and Sail Newport to bring awareness to sustainability and hygiene solutions
NEWPORT, RI, January 13, 2015 - SCA, a leading global hygiene and forest products company, today announced that it will be the Official Sustainability and Sustainability Education Sponsor of the North American Volvo Ocean Race Stopover in Newport, R.I. The Newport Stopover is scheduled for May 5-17, 2015, and is the only North American port in the Volvo Ocean Race's nine-month voyage around the world. SCA is the sponsor of Team SCA, the first all-female team to sail the race in over a decade.Read more
The world’s most grueling ocean race is on its way to Newport, RI and will be here May 5-17. The Race Village will need a tremendous volunteer team with many opportunities for people of all ages to help. If you are interested in volunteering some time to make this a great stopover for the teams and for visitors, please follow the link below to find out about specific volunteer jobs and schedules.
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SHORESIDE - May 5-17
Sailing Adventure Company joins Sail Newport as Port Sponsor
NEWPORT, RI (January 9, 2015) - Sail Newport announced today that Sunsail Vacations, the world's leading Sailboat Charter company will sponsor the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover. The sailing event, scheduled for May 5-17, 2015, is the only North American stopover during the Volvo Ocean Race's nine-month circumnavigation of the globe. Sunsail will work closely with the stopover to ensure the greatest possible experience for all event attendees by hosting a Global Experience Pavilion which will feature a
Sunsail has been offering sailing adventures for 40 years and offers charters in 26 global destinations with the largest fleet of yachts available. www.sunsail.com/vor
number of exciting cultural experiences from its 26 different destinations.