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

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

PROVIDENCE – Vestas 11th Hour Racing placed third in the Volvo Ocean Race in-port race in the Newport Stopover Saturday behind Team Brunel, who...
OVER 40,000 people visited the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover Race Village in its first week open. /COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/JESUS RENEDO

Newport Race Village sees more than 40,000 visitors in first week

NEWPORT - The Race Village at Fort Adams State Park has welcomed more than 40,000 visitors in the opening week of the Volvo Ocean Race...
ONE OCEAN EXPLORATION ZONE will open Saturday as part of the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Racing Village.

One Ocean Exploration Zone opens Sat. at Newport race village

NEWPORT – The One Ocean Exploration Zone – Presented by 11th Hour Racing – is opening Saturday as part of the Newport Race Village...
VESTAS 11TH HOUR RACING placed third in the leg from Itajai, Brazil, to Newport, arriving to a foggy Newport Harbor. / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/AINHOA SANCHEZ

Vestas 11th Hour places third in Newport homecoming

NEWPORT – Vestas 11th Hour Racing placed third in the race to Newport early Tuesday morning, earning a podium spot in the final miles...
CHARLIE ENRIGHT, Skipper for Vestas 11th Hour, works in the pit on Day 15 of Leg 8 from Itajai, Brazil, to Newport. / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/MARTIN KERUZORE CHARLIE ENRIGHT, Skipper for Vestas 11th Hour, works in the pit on Day 15 of Leg 8 from Itajai, Brazil, to Newport. / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/MARTIN KERUZORE

Volvo Ocean Race to arrive Tuesday

NEWPORT – The Volvo Ocean race approaches Newport, with race leader Team Brunel less than 200 nautical miles from port. The team leads the...
STUDENTS FROM ROCKING THE BOAT are pictured sailing on the Hudson River. / COURTESY ROCKING THE BOAT/11TH HOUR RACING

Grants from 11th Hour Racing benefit 10 organizations

NEWPORT - Less than a week before Volvo Ocean Race contestants and fans descend upon Newport, 11th Hour Racing, based in the City by...
ECONOMIC BOOST: Crowds gather for the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Newport in May 2015. According to an economic-impact report by Newport-based Performance Research, the race generated $47.7 million in total economic impact, including $32.2 million in spectator and organizational spending.  / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/
MARC BOW

PBN on WJAR-TV, April 23, 2018

Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss the newspaper’s most recent cover story and other...
VESTAS 11TH HOUR RACING'S Mark Towill, left, and Charlie Enright, right, begin Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Itajai, Brazil to Newport. / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE

Vestas 11th Hour Racing, Volvo Ocean Race set sail for Newport

PROVIDENCE — Newport-based Vestas 11th Hour Racing began the eighth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race Sunday from Brazil and is en route to...
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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KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

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...
MAKING A SCENE: The Volvo Ocean Race brought hundreds of thousands to Newport and its environs in 2015. Rhode Island is about to be visited by the race once again in May, with at least as many visitors also expected.
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VOLVO OCEAN RACE/ 
Ainhoa Sanchez

Attracting events here is a key part of R.I.’s economic health

Within a few weeks, the Volvo Ocean Race will be making its only North American stop. It will be a nearly two-week sailing extravaganza,...
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