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From Brazil to Newport – Here Comes the Volvo Ocean Race!

April 21, 2015

Over the weekend Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race started in Itajaí, Brazil.  The fleet of six boats headed offshore towards Newport, RI!   The racers will travel 5010 nautical miles are are scheduled to arrive in Newport around May 5.

All around town Newport is gearing up for the arrival of the Volvo Ocean Race!  The boats will be in Newport until May 17 when they depart the City-by-the-Sea for Leg 7 to Lisbon, Portugal.  The Newport stopover will include a Race Village at Fort Adams, Pro-Am racing and In-Port Races of the Volvo fleet.  Join 12 Meter Charters for cruises to view the Newport Stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race.  We have sailing options available during the entire Newport Stopover including viewing of the start of Leg 7 on May 17.  Don’t miss the opportunity to see this spetacular sailing event that shows what “Life at the Extreme” is all about.

Photos by Volvo Ocean Race.




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