Volvo team Abu Dhabi to arrive in Newport for training
Published on July 2nd, 2014
Newport, RI (July 2, 2014) – The fourth and final Volvo Ocean Race team expected in Newport (RI) for pre-race training, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, will arrive in Newport Harbor tonight close to midnight. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing will join Team Alvimedica, already in-port, for a week of training and a scheduled Transatlantic Start on July 9.
The two other teams were Team SCA and Dongfeng Race Team.
TONIGHT and THIS WEEK
What: Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing Team arrives in Newport
Who: Public invited
Where: Docking at Newport Shipyard, 1 Washington Street, Newport, RI
When: Wednesday, July 2, ETA between 11 PM and 12 Midnight
Visit: The Newport Shipyard to see the boat and team members through Wednesday, July 9 at 1 PM
What: TRANSATLANTIC START
Who: Team Alvimedica and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing start off of Fort Adams
Where: East Passage, outside Newport Harbor**
When: Wednesday, July 9, 2 PM
Watch: By boat outside Newport Harbor; by land at Fort Adams State Park (Free parking)
Boaters and public invited to watch Transatlantic Start with Abu Dhabi and USA’s Team Alvimedica on Wednesday, July 9 at 2 PM
**Start gate to be set within yards of Fort Adams
Follow the extremely challenging 38,000+nautical-mile race which starts in Alicante, Spain in October 2014 and will stop in 11 ports around the world. The only North American stop will be in Newport, RI, USA, May 5-17, 2015. www.volvooceanracenewport.com
Report by Newport stopover media.