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VESTAS 11TH HOUR RACING will not be participating in in-port races in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China, nor will it participate in Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race between the two cities. / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/MARTIN KERUZORE

Vestas to miss Volvo Ocean Race in-port races, Leg 5,...

PROVIDENCE – Vestas 11th Hour Racing informed the Volvo Ocean Race that the racing team will not participate in inshore racing in Hong Kong and...
VESTAS 11TH HOUR RACING was involved in a collision Friday near Hong Kong that resulted in a non-racing crew fatal casualty during the Volvo Ocean Race. An investigation into the collision is ongoing. / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/MARTIN KERUZORE

Vestas 11th Hour Racing involved in fatal collision, racing crew unharmed

PROVIDENCE -  On Friday, the Vestas 11th Hour Racing team in the Volvo Ocean Race collided with a non-racing boat 30 miles from the leg...
VESTAS 11TH HOUR RACING placed third in the third leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/MARTIN KERUZORE

Vestas 11th Hour places third in third leg of Volvo Ocean...

PROVIDENCE – Vestas 11th Hour Racing placed third in the third leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Cape Town, South Africa, to Melbourne,...
VESTAS 11TH HOUR RACING placed third in the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/MARTIN KERUZORE

Vestas 11th Hour Racing places No. 3 in 2nd leg of...

PROVIDENCE – Vestas 11th Hour Racing finished in third place in the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race that launched in Lisbon, Portugal and...
THE VOLVO OCEAN RACE begins Sunday. The Newport in-port race is scheduled for May 19, 2018. Above, a photo of the in-port activities during the race's 2015 visit to Newport. / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/AINHOA SANCHEZ

Volvo Ocean Race begins Sunday

PROVIDENCE – The Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 begins on Sunday at 7:45 a.m. Eastern Standard Time in Alicante, Spain.This year, Rhode Island’s Charlie Enright...

Commission focus to lure sailing events to R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Legislation creating a permanent commission to help the state attract national and international sailing events has been signed into law, according to...
DIFFICULT TO DUPLICATE: The hoopla surrounding the Volvo Ocean Race’s stop in Newport in 2015 was an easy sell. The challenge for the state going forward is how to lift the entire Rhode Island tourism industry through its coming new marketing ­campaign.  / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/AINHOA SANCHEZ

Marketing the state for tourism deserves serious attention

The front page of this week’s issue of PBN shows the wild scene on the water around Fort Adams State Park during the 12-day...
PICTURED ABOVE IS AN offshore 60-foot, foil-assisted monohull concept design. / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE

Volvo Ocean Race announces changes to boat designs

NEWPORT - The Volvo Ocean Race, the worldwide sailing competition that includes a leg in Newport, announced Thursday the future of the race will...
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