After Vestas 11th Hour podium finish, race headed to Wales

THE VOLVO OCEAN RACE has departed its Newport stopover, headed toward Cardiff, Wales. / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/ JESUS RENADO
THE VOLVO OCEAN RACE has departed its Newport stopover, headed toward Cardiff, Wales. / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/ JESUS RENADO

PROVIDENCE – Vestas 11th Hour Racing placed third in the Volvo Ocean Race in-port race in the Newport Stopover Saturday behind Team Brunel, who finished first, and MAPFRE.

The podium finish for the Vestas 11th Hour team earned them 5 points, bringing its overall point total to 28, ranking No. 5 overall. MAPFRE remained in first with a total of 50 points.

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The race, which departed from the sailing village Sunday, is now head for Cardiff, Wales, on leg 9 of the worldwide route. After the stopover in Wales, the race has two more legs to Gothenburg, Sweden, and The Hague, Netherlands.

The Volvo Ocean Race said the 3,300 nautical mile journey is expected to take nine days.

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“It’s been an unbelievable stopover here in Newport with all the support we’ve had,” said Vestas 11th Hour Racing skipper and Rhode Island native Charlie Enright, on Sunday. “Newport has shown its true colors this week. It’s been astounding.”

Chris Bergenheim is the PBN web editor.

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