Spectator Boat

Experience the 2018 Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover from the water onboard the RI Fast Ferry. Both the Ava Pearl and the Millenium will provide the best viewing opportunity to watch the exciting racing during the Stopover, getting you closer to the action than anywhere else.

These boats will provide race viewing from May 17- 20: Pro-Am (VO65 Thursday & M32, Friday), the In-Port Race (Saturday), and the leg 9 start (Sunday) to Cardiff, UK.

Tickets are $75 per person Thursday and Friday; $150 per person Saturday and Sunday; boxed lunch is included all days, cash bar. 

Purchase tickets here.

* All spectator boat departures and return schedules may vary depending on weather

Full Schedule

THURSDAY, MAY 17
12:00pm Ava Pearl departs State Pier @ Ft Adams State Park
1:15pm In position on race course; lunch is available
2:00pm Pro-AM Racing (VO65)
3:30pm Vessel returns to State Pier
FRIDAY, MAY 18
12:00pm Ava Pearl departs State Pier @ Ft Adams State Park
1:15pm In position on race course, lunch is available
2:00pm Pro-Am Racing (M32 Catamarans)
3:30pm Vessel returns to State Pier

Purchase tickets here.

SATURDAY, MAY 19
12:30pm Millennium departs State Pier @ Ft Adams State Park
1:00pm In position on race course, lunch is available
2:00pm Gurney's In-Port Race (VO65)
4:00pm Vessel returns to State Pier
SUNDAY, MAY 20
12:30pm Ava Pearl departs State Pier @ Ft Adams State Park
1:00pm In position on race course, lunch is available
2:00pm Leg Start to Cardiff, Wales
4:00pm Vessel returns to State Pier