US Volvo Entry Expected Monday in Newport, RI

8 Jun

WHAT: Team Alvimedica, the American entry in the Volvo Ocean Race, is expected to arrive to Newport, RI Monday, June 9 in the late afternoon/early evening following a challenging 3,000 mile transatlantic training leg.

WHO: Skipper Charlie Enright of Bristol RI, 29, and crew member Mark Towill, 25, Kaneohe, HI. Other Rhode Islanders on board include Nick Dana of Newport, Jesse Fielding of North Kingstown, and photographer/videogeapher Amory Ross of Newport.

Families of the Team and many local supporters of the Team will be at the dock to greet the crew who are about to complete their first transatlantic training run for the around the world race. The team departed from Portugal on May 30 bound for Newport.

The young team, preparing for its first Volvo Ocean Race, will train in Newport until July 9 when the team sails back to Europe for the Spain race start. The team will use the Newport session to select its final race crew.

WHY: Newport is the only USA stopover in the 38,000-mile race.

This article was syndicated from BLUE PLANET TIMES


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