If you haven’t heard about the Volvo Ocean Race coming to Newport in a few short weeks then lift up your rock and rise up! If you’re a local boater We really hope you will get yourself and your boats and friends to Newport and represent! We stand for those who support extreme stuff like racing sailboats around the world, we support our local pals on Team Alvimedica and the entire Newport Stopover experience. It is important that Newport put on a good – NO, GREAT! – show for this event and much of that hinges on the crowds and the level of enthusiasm out there.
So here is a little roundup of some events going on in Newport at Fort Adams, home base for the 2-week sailing extravaganza. With concerts and kids activities, champagne tents, a section of a Volvo Ocean 65 boat to check out, all the boats docked, a rock wall and zip line, a bubble soccer tournament(?), mad concessions and more… there isn’t a reason NOT to check out this once-in-a-lifetime event many times while it’s open.
BE A VOLUNTEER (there is still time!):
GET YOUR ORANGE ON: Support Local RI based Team Alvimedica with a rally flag
GET TEXT ALERTS to Meet the boats as they arrive: This is SO AWESOME – day or middle of the night. Thousands of BOATS came to greet the boats at most of the other arrivals so we have to get ourselves and our boats and all our friends with boats out there. It is important to the success of Newport’s stopover that the water is crowded with spectators!
SEE A CONCERT: The Heineken Reggae Concert is May 9 for all ages.
HOP ON A SPECTATOR BOAT: and check out an arrival, the In Port Race on May 16 or the RESTART on May 17.
And if you love boatbuilding, then be sure to visit the BOATYARD TENT where all the boat work gets done for all the teams! So cool!
And a video (OF COURSE) to psych you up!! See you at the Race Village!