PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE FOR THE…
Posted on March 17, 2017
PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE FOR THE Volvo Ocean Race EVENT
The press conference and pep rally will start at 10 am on Tues., March 21. Coffee will start at 9:30 am at Belle Mer, A Longwood Venue on Goat Island. Join us for this exciting major announcement. Also, Sail Newport will host a reception to celebrate the announcement at 5:30 pm at The Clarke Cooke House. Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar will be available.
The public is invited to attend the @[46010053996:274:Sail Newport] @[103552603153236:274:Volvo Ocean Race Newport] press conference and Pep Rally on Tuesday, March 21 at 8:30 a.m. with an announcement starting promptly at 9:00 a.m. The major announcement will feature speakers from the Volvo Ocean Race and Sail Newport. The press conference will be held at @[258890584142595:274:Belle Mer, A Longwood Venue], 2 Goat Island, Newport, RI, USA. The public is invited to attend as space permits and coffee and pastries will be served starting at 8:30 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.
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.
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.