Thank you to the businesses who took part in our Volvo Ocean Race Storefront Competition. We had over 100 retailers, restaurants, hotels decorate their places of business. Choosing winners turned out to be a challenge with so many creative entries, but here are the winners; Best Display Saluting Volvo Ocean Race Fleet Or Individual Team: First Place: Style Newport Second Place: Residence Inn by Marriott Best Use Of Volvo Ocean Race Colors And/Or Theme: First Place: Laura Jean Denim Second Place: Blink Gallery Most Creative Design Representing Race Them or "Keep Our Oceans Clean Theme": First Place: VanGogh Pizza Second Place: Bellevue Kids Honorable Mentions: DeBlois Gallery New England Harbour Club Patagonia On Thames RaNew Salon See Photos Of The Window Displays On Facebook Congratulations to our storefront competition winners. Your prize packs will be delivered to you tomorrow. The Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover Race Village is now 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.