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RACE VILLAGE: Crowds gather in Newport for the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in May 2015. The 2017-2018 race stopover marked the second time Newport served as the sole North American locale to host the around-the-world yacht race. In the first week, the race village at Fort Adams State Park saw more than 40,000 ­visitors. / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/MARC BOW

Marketing and sailing rewards, but departures too in 2018

R.I. Commerce Corp. last year unveiled a much-anticipated statewide tourism marketing campaign that included an updated website and digital ad initiative. Both centered on what...
THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Agency New England regional office honored local individuals and companies with 2018 Environmental Merit Awards Wednesday.

EPA N.E. honors locals with 2018 Merit Awards

BOSTON – Three organizations and four individuals based in the Providence metropolitan area were honored with 2018 Environmental Merit Awards from the U.S. Environmental...

Sail Newport celebrates 35 years

NEWPORT – Sail Newport will host a celebration of its 35th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 8, to commemorate the growth witnessed by the industry...
SUSAN MAFFEI PLOWDEN, left, is receiving the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association's 2018 Anchor Award. Above, Plowden stands next to Sail Newport Executive Director Brad Read. / PBN FILE PHOTO/
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Plowden to be honored with RIMTA’s 2018 Anchor Award

NEWPORT – Susan Maffei Plowden will receive the 2018 Anchor Award for her role as stopover director for the Volvo Ocean Race Newport, the...
BANNER EVENT: Sail Newport Executive Director Brad Read, this year’s Volvo Ocean Race stopover executive director, and Sue Maffei Plowden, race event director, stand on the porch of the Sail Newport Sailing Center with the banner for Volvo Ocean Race Newport. The city is the lone North American stopover for the 2017-18 international race.
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Will experience pay off as Newport prepares to once again host...

Martha Parker looks back fondly on the 2015 Volvo Ocean Race Newport stopover and the favorable impact it had on her foul-weather sailing gear...
R.I. DEPARTMENT OF Environmental Management Director Janet Coit, left,,Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse gather on the front deck of the new Sail Newport center after official ribbon cutting Wednesday. / COURTESY SAIL NEWPORT /ANDES VISUAL

Sail Newport opens new marine education and recreation center

NEWPORT - Sail Newport celebrated the unveiling of its newly completed Mid-Park Marine Education and Recreation Center in a ceremony attended by leaders and...
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