Photo: Dan Nerney/Sail Newport
Good Morning, it's Sunday, May 17th and the final day of the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover. Here's what's happening at the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover Race Village today...
The village is scheduled to be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Exploration Zone, a marine interactive exhibit for all ages, is open at the same time. The Race Village and Exploration Zone offer free admission for all visitors.
The Leg 7 start to Lisbon celebration begins at 12 noon with a parade, cultural demonstrations, music, performances, a dock-out ceremony and blessings of the fleet. Once the boats leave the dock, a parade of sail and in-shore course will showcase the fleet before its final departure for the transatlantic crossing and next stopover in Lisbon, Portugal.
Shoreside activities will also include kids' pedal cars, games, bumper boats, a rock climbing wall and the VO65 cross section. The exhibition features life below deck of the ocean racer where visitors can crawl through the boat. The cross section has been one of the most popular attractions at the village.
Also, the Volvo Ocean Race Studio Show will be playing throughout the day in the video dome. In addition, a jumbo screen broadcasts the on-the-water action with live coverage during racing.
Sponsor pavilions are open all day as are the food and beverage concessions including the Russell Morin Catering Café, Heineken Beer Garden, Mount Gay Rum Garden and Moët & Chandon Garden.
Parking is available at Fort Adams for $20 for the entire day. Shuttle busses run from parking areas to the Race Village entrance. An ADA bus will also be available for those with disabilities.
A local Volvo dealer, Viti Volo, will sponsor parking for those driving a Volvo to the event.
Visitors are also encouraged to take a water taxi from downtown Newport and from Jamestown. Bicycle racks are provided at the event as well.
For those looking for a prime, private and exclusive front-row seat to the action, the Ocean Race Club is for you! Tickets available for purchase at the Ocean Race Club tent on the North Lawn of Fort Adams State Park!
Schedule Of Events:
Race Village open – 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Exploration Zone open – 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Family Friendly Activities on Parade Field - 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Try Saling - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Moth Exhibition Racing - 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
12 Meter Parade - 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Sailors' Parade - 12 p.m. - 12:10 p.m.
City Handover To Lisbon & Blessing Of The Fleet - 12:10 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Leg 7 Start Dock Out Show - 12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Moth Exhibition Show - 12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Another Day AT The Office - 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. & 5 p.m.
Leg 7 Start - 2 p.m.