05-May-2015

Day 1 At Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover

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Good Morning, it's Tuesday, May 5th and here's a look at what's happening at the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Race Village today! Dignitaries, guests and fans of sailing will gather at Fort Adams State Park today at 4 p.m. in Newport, R.I., to open the Race Village at the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover, the only North American stopover in the nine-month race. Parking at Fort Adams State Park is free today and admission to the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover Race Village is free through May 17th. Storm Team 10 Forecast For Today: We're under a mostly cloudy sky this morning, and temperatures are quite mild, mainly in the 60s! A cool front sags across the region this afternoon, so we'll see a chance of a few isolated light rain showers today, but it doesn't look like much. We may even see another round of showers late tonight. Temps will be a tad bit cooler than yesterday, but the warming trend continues to keep us above average, with onshore flow keeping coastal spots about ten degrees cooler than inland areas. Schedule Of Public Events For May 5th, 2015 (Schedule subject to change) 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.: Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover Race Village open to the public - The Race Village will be open daily (rain or shine), May 5-17 and is free admission to all ages. The twelve-day public celebration will feature racing off the shore of Fort Adams (May 14-17), entertainment, a marine Exploration Zone, sponsor pavilions, family games, a "Life at the Extreme" theater, team compounds, try sailing, kids activities, concerts and a working boatyard. The race boats will be docked at Fort Adams for public viewing. 3:30 p.m.: Parade of school children celebrating nationalities of Volvo Ocean Race sailors with high school sailing teams on the water 3:45 p.m.: Navy Northeast Band performs 4 p.m.: Opening Ceremony of the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Race Village - Dignitaries, guests and fans of sailing will gather at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, R.I., to open the Race Village. 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.: SCA Celebrates National Teachers' Day! SCA invites teachers in and around Rhode Island for an after-school wine and cheese gathering at its pavilion at the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover Race Village on National Teachers' Day, May 5th. 4:30 p.m.: Pier ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by "Dock Party" concert with Newport band Chelley, Bill and Dyl REMINDER: Please recycle and help us make this a sustainable event. Look for recycle/waste stations and use refillable water bottles! Frequently Asked Questions