This weekend Newport, RI will be all abuzz around the Volvo Ocean Race events at Ft. Adams. There will be Pro-Am races on Thursday and Friday, the in-shore race for points on Saturday and the start of the transatlantic leg on Sunday. Check out this report in Newport Patch.
From Volvo Ocean Newport: The first week of the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover has attracted more than 40,000 visitors to the Race Village at Fort Adams State Park. Newport is hosting the only North American stopover of the global race for the second consecutive edition and in 2015 the stopover attracted more than 131,000 fans in total.
The excitement at the Race Village was started on May 8 when the closest finish in this Race to date was recorded off of Fort Adams State Park. In the early morning hours, Spanish entry MAPFRE, the overall race leader, defeated Team Brunel of the Netherlands by just 61 seconds in what is the fifth closest finish in the 45-year history of the race. Read more.