Volvo Ocean Race Boats Set to Arrive in Newport Monday Night

Monday, May 07, 2018
GoLocalWorcester Sports Team

Volvo Ocean Race boats are scheduled to arrive in Newport on Monday night, May 7 at approximately 8 p.m.

According to race officials, “Weather has accelerated the Volvo Ocean Race's arrival in Newport to tomorrow night, May 7 at approximately 8 p.m. Forecasters released the announcement today [Sunday] that the fleet will arrive early into Narragansett Bay and across the finish line just outside of Newport Harbor.”

Fort Adams State Park Schedule

Fort Adams State Park will be open with free parking.

The Heineken, Mount Gay and Whispering Angel Bars will be open from 5 p.m. until 1 a.m. Monday night.

As of Tuesday, May 8 at 4 p.m., the attractions inside the Race Village will be open after the official ribbon cutting ceremony.

Volvo Ocean Race So Far

As teams approach Newport, Team Brunel holds a nine-mile lead on second place Dongfeng Race Team.

“The ‘bleeding’ compared to Dongfeng has stopped. The closest they got to us was 2.6 miles, we could read the sign writing on their sails,” said Bouwe Bekking of Team Brunel.

The top five teams in the race are just 36 miles apart with just over 500 miles still to go.


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