Volvo Ocean Race – Newport

Photo by Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race

The Volvo Ocean Race resumed last Sunday afternoon, following the brief stopover in Newport.   Family, friends, and sailing enthusiasts gathered from around the world to show their support before the teams embarked on their final ocean crossing of the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race.  If you didn’t get a chance to visit the Race Village or see the boats sailing around Newport Harbor, it was a truly special experience.  The number of visitors was reported to be almost 125,000 (more than 5 times the entire population of Newport) and the marine traffic in the harbor was arguably denser than ever before.  With a bit of good luck on the weather front and some seriously impressive organizational efforts spearheaded by Sail Newport, we can’t be the only ones hoping for Newport to be the North American stopover again in the 2017-2018 edition.

Don’t forget to track the boats here and root for our home team, Alvimedica.

Photo by Ian Roman/Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing