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Volvo Ocean Race 2015  ~ Newport, Rhode Island

Volvo Ocean Race - Newport, Rhode Island 2015            

The Volvo Ocean Race is the most challenging sailboat race in the world, requiring from athletes extreme levels of courage, strength, endurance and expertise. The teams of sailors will face severe weather, unfathomable human challenges and mountainous ocean conditions during the ten-month race.  In May of 2015, the fleet of boats will arrive in Newport after completing 33,000+ miles of racing around the world since the start in Alicante, Spain last October. Rhode Island will host the only stop in North America and the unique opportunity to watch the inshore racing and leg start.




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Volvo Ocean Race - Newport Rhode Island 2015

Volvo Ocean Race - Newport Rhode Island 2015 Volvo Ocean Races - Practice & Pro-Am Races 1-3

May 14 & 15 

The spectator boat is a front row seat to watch the spectacular fleet of high-performance Volvo Ocean 65 racing yachts dial up and race on a course located off of Fort Adams State Park.  From the spectator boat, the vantage point will be so close you will hear the sound of the majestic race boat grinders trim the massive sails. Expert commentary onboard the spectator boat will cover the play-by-play action of the world’s best ocean racing sailors and what is sure to be a heated competition.

Boarding time at Fort Adams State Park - 11:30am

Return time - 3:30pm

Tickets: $75.00 pp  (includes boxed lunch and 2 drink tickets)           

May 14, Thursday    12:00 pm departure   Practice & Pro-Am Race       

                                Almost Sold Out !      

May 15, Friday         12:00 pm departure  Pro-Am Races 2 & 3 

                             SOLD OUT                       



Volvo Ocean Race - Newport Rhode Island 2015



Volvo Ocean Races - In Port Race & Leg Start

May 16 & 17 

Have a front row seat as the boats leave Newport to continue their exciting global marathon.  The Leg Start will be a parade of sail and spectator opportunity as all of the boats will navigate inshore race marks in the East Passage and then out to sea. Spectators onboard will lead the flotilla of well wishers to send the international fleet on their transatlantic leg to Lisbon, Portugal. 

Boarding time at Fort Adams State Park - 12noon

Return time - 4:00pm

Tickets: $150.00 pp 

May 16, Saturday     12:30 pm departure    In Port Race - SOLD OUT

May 17, Sunday       12:30 pm departure    Leg Start  - SOLD OUT      


Ava Pearl

Ava Pearl Ferry

Private Charters - Sunset Cruises

May 14, 15, 16 & 17 
Enjoy one-of-a-kind cruise you’ll never forget!  The luxurious 150-passenger Catamaran Ava Pearl is available for Private or Corporate Charter.  This new vessel offers first-class amenities, full bar and stunning views from its large open decks.   You private charter can depart from Fort Adams for a scenic cruise around Narragansett Bay with a Sunset that your guests will never forget.  For more information please contact Charles A. Donadio, Jr. at charlie@vineyardfastferry.com  

May 14, Thursday     Ava Pearl - available anytime after 4:00 pm

May 15, Friday          Ava Pearl - available anytime after 4:00 pm

May 16, Saturday     Ava Pearl - available anytime after 4:30 pm

May 17, Sunday       Ava Pearl - available anytime after 4:30 pm


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  Ava Pearl - Front    Ava Pearl - Exterior Sundeck    Ava Pearl - Exterior Sundeck 2      

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