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Newport Race Village is open!

On a sunny Rhode Island day, the Newport, RI Race Village opened in front of hundreds of visitors With all seven boats having arrived overnight on Monday into Tuesday morning, the Volvo Ocean 65s added a colourful backdrop to what was already a celebration in Newport – the home of American sailing. © Jesus Renedo/Volvo Ocean Race © Jesus Renedo/Volvo Ocean Race © Jesus Renedo/Volvo Ocean Race  Hundreds of fans turned out to watch the official Opening Ceremony, which saw the Navy Northeast band, US Coast Guard Band and a Parade of Nations commence proceedings with a march through the Race…
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Meet Team MAPFRE

  MAPFRE wins leg 8 Newport, Rhode Island MAPFRE return to the Volvo Ocean Race and their goal could not be clearer – to win the Volvo Ocean Race trophy for the first time in Spain’s history. Skipper Xabi Fernández has built a mixed and multinational squad brimming with honours – from Olympic gold medallists and America’s Cup winners, to some of the most highly regarded offshore sailors on the planet. After finishing in fourth place last time out, it’s fair to say that MAPFRE look stronger than ever before in 2017-18. Skipper: Xabi Fernández Date of Birth: 19 October 1976 In: Ibarra,…
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Volvo Ocean Race, cambios importantes en la reglas

• Los equipos exclusivamente masculinos aún están permitidos, pero se incentiva el hecho de poder añadir a las mejores regatistas femeninas del mundo. • Es posible realizar diferentes combinaciones de tripulación en etapas distintas, dando a los patrones la posibilidad de seleccionar estrategias alternativas en función de la previsión meteorológica. • La regla de los menores de 30 años ha sido retocada para bajar ligeramente la edad de los regatistas jóvenes. La Volvo Ocean Race va a hacer un cambio importante en sus reglas para proporcionar a las mejores regatistas femeninas del mundo un camino mucho más despejado que les…
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Team SCA (Sam Davies/GBR) rounded off Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Thursday on a perfect, sun-bathed Newport morning

NEWPORT, Rhode Island, May 7 – Team SCA (Sam Davies/GBR) rounded off Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Thursday on a perfect, sun-bathed Newport morning with their heads held high, but a burning sense of what might have been. For so long in the 5,010-nautical mile (nm) leg to the American sailing capital of Newport, from Itajaí, Brazil, the all-women’s crew were right in the mix in the fight for supremacy. But in the final four days of a 17-day stage, they conceded nautical mile after nautical mile to their rivals and ended up finishing sixth again (see…
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Welcome home, boys!

NEWPORT, Rhode Island, USA, May 7 – Tired, a little disappointed, but still proud, Team Alvimedica (Charlie Enright/USA) savoured their home town welcome in the small hours of Thursday as Newport residents stayed out in bitterly cold conditions to cheer them in. Skipper Enright grew up in nearby Bristol, but learned much of his craft in the sailing crazy town’s Narrangansett Bay. He had targeted the sixth leg, won late on Wednesday by Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) after a thrilling tussle with Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR), as the perfect stage to grab Team Alvimedica’s first victory. But…
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Volvo Ocean Race Fleet Expected To Finish This Evening Between 8 PM And 3 AM

The past 24 hours have been swift for the six boats competing in the Volvo Ocean Race and the leader’s estimated time of arrival is now expected tonight, between 8 and 3 tomorrow morning. The Volvo Ocean Race Newport Race Village at Fort Adams State Park will remain open past the scheduled 7 closing time to accommodate race fans and families of the sailors who will be on hand to welcome the weary sailors after a 5,000-nautical mile leg. Based on this morning’s position report of 8:40 EDT (12:40 UTC), Dongfeng Race Team, skippered by Frenchman Charles Caudrelier, led the…
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