Volvo Ocean Race yachts are all set to come in Newport on Thursday or Friday, the 7th leg of the round-the-world sailing presentation which started on 11th October, 2014 in Alicante, Spain, and would make its path toward Gothenburg in Sweden and the end line in June.
7, sixty-five foot boats set sail, but one ran aground in Indian Ocean and had to give up. The racers will hit Newport for around ten days. Non-profit Sail Newport’s Executive Director Brad Read, who is also a member of the host committee which arranged the Newport stop-over, told that they get to welcome them, just like sailors and people here have done since the 1600’s, we’re welcoming people from the ocean.
A virtual village is being made at the Fort Adams, Newport, including marquees for each of the teams as well as their corporate sponsors, with around sixty thousand travelers anticipated in ten days. Sailing writer and spokesperson for the race Sean McNeill told that they anticipate a huge crowd they are really looking forward to this. He added that it would be over the course of 2 weekends here in town, and the re-start will take place on 17th May, and they are expecting big crowds.
Huge pavilions for a lot o the teams will be made and also for their corporate sponsors, along with visitors’ centers, a vaulted theater to show sailing films and a lot more.