Race Village opening: 8 May 2018
Average ETA: 11 May 2018
In-Port Race: 19 May 2018, 18:00 UTC (14:00 Newport)
Leg Start: 20 May 2018, 18:00 UTC (14:00 Newport)
More information can be found on the Newport host city website: www.volvooceanracenewport.com
Find out all the cool things to see and do in our Race Village here.
Since 1973, the Volvo Ocean Race has provided the ultimate test of a team and a human adventure like no other. Over four decades it has kept an almost mythical hold over some of the greatest ever sailors – and the 2017-18 edition will take the teams 45,000 nautical miles around the world, across four oceans, touching six continents and 12 landmark Host Cities including Newport! Newport will welcome the sailors & crew from 7 teams, including our "hometown team", Vestas 11th Hour Racing, in early May.
The stopover is hosted by Sail Newport at Fort Adams State Park and we anticipate another great turnout with thousands of people visiting the Race Village to take part in a truly exceptional yachting experience.