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Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover – Racers Sail into Newport

May 7, 2015

While you were sleeping last night the Volvo Ocean Race competitors arrived in Newport!  Under the cover of darkness and a dying southerly breeze Dongfeng and Abu Dhabi were the first to arrive in Narragansett Bay.  Ultimately, Dongfeng was able to hold off Abu Dhabi and win (by just 3 minutes) Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race.  With thousands of spectators on the shores and hundreds of spectator boats on the water for the arrival Newport showed it is truly the Sailing Capital of the World!  Here are some of our favorite shots from the evening.

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Photo by Volvo Ocean Race

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Photo by Volvo Ocean Race

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Photo by Volvo Ocean Race

 

 

See the Volvo Ocean Race action in Newport from the water! 12 Meter Charters will be offering cruises on May 14, 16 and 17 for viewing of the Volvo Ocean Race events.  These cruises include viewing the Volvo 65’s racing under motor and sailing Narragansett Bay aboard one of our America’s Cup 12 Meter yachts.  Come join 12 Meter Charters in Newport for a viewing of this “Life at the Extreme” sailing event!

Sailing aboard an America’s Cup 12 Meter Yacht is the ultimate Newport experience!

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