Race Village

The Race Village will be open TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2018 - SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018 

Check Events Schedule for updates and more information.

ALL FREE ACTIVITIES FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY

VOLVO OCEAN RACE BOATS

Up to seven VO65 race boats will be docked at Fort Adams within yards of spectators.

The public can view the boats up close from the piers 

 

 

 

 

 

RACE BOAT EXPERIENCE

 

 

A full-size VO65 has been cut in half allows visitors to crawl inside the race boat to experience the cramped quarters and layout of where the sailors live for nearly nine months.  Stand on the deck, and in the cockpit to grip the wheel.

 



ONE OCEAN EXPLORATION ZONE 
Interactive exhibits on marine life, sailing, ocean conservation, wind, water and weather experiences, and marine technology.

THE GLOBE
A 3D cinema inside the giant dome provides the audience with an interactive video to understand what it's like to be a sailor in the race. 

TEAM BASES
This is "pit row" for the teams to interact with visitors, meet with their shore crew and sponsors and study weather, courses and conditions. Most of the team bases will have a first floor available for public entrance.

 

THE BOATYARD
A real working boatyard will be action every day repairing sails, equipment and meeting with teams to help the ocean racing yachts prepare for the Transatlantic leg. 

TEST TRACK*
Test drive the latest Volvos in the exhilarating test track at the Volvo Pavilion. (*Must be 18 or older with valid license)

THE GRINDING CHALLENGE

 


A grinding machine is used on the race boats to control the trim of the sails.  Try your hand at this herculean task in the Grinding Challenge.

 



WISDOM
Meet and take a photo with the Volvo Ocean Race Mascot, Wisdom. This light-hearted character delights fans of all ages. 

VIRTUAL REALITY
Try on the headsets for more adventure and experience the sense of what sailors feel onboard in the grueling conditions. 

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
Take a snap in one of the interactive photo opportunities. Keep cameras and phones ready to capture photos of sailors and at one of the Dock-out shows or parade.  

SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS 

 

Schools are invited to arrange a field trip between May 9 and 12.  email: kim.hapgood@sailnewport.org