20-Mar-2017

Press Conference and Pep Rally Tues., Mar. 21


Volvo Ocean Race Press Conference Tuesday

Public is invited to attend for announcement and pep rally on Tuesday, March 21 starting at 10:00 a.m.   The major announcement will feature speakers from the Volvo Ocean Race and Sail Newport. The press conference will be held at Belle Mer, 2 Goat Island, Newport, RI, USA. The public is invited to attend as space permits and coffee will be served starting at 9:30 a.m. at Belle Mer.  

"We're encouraging sailing fans to come and help us show Newport's excitement about the Volvo Ocean Race coming back to Rhode Island," says Brad Read, executive director of Sail Newport. 

Also, Sail Newport will host a reception to celebrate the announcement at the Clarke Cooke House, at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.  Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cash bar will be available. 

The Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover in 2015 was a huge success as over 130,000 people attended and enjoyed the racing, entertainment and hospitality of the public shore side festival. The Race starts October 22, 2017 from Alicante, Spain and will make its only North American stop in Newport, RI, May 8-20, 2018.

LIVE STREAMING:

The event will be live streamed for those who can't make the event. Check the home page at sailnewport.org on Monday for information.

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