RI Sailors to Compete in Next Volvo Ocean Race

Captain Charlie Enright during the 2015 Volvo Ocean Race.

EastBayRI.com: Rhode Island will again have a home team to root for when the next Volvo Ocean Race sets sail next fall.

Team Vestas is returning for the 2017-18 around-the-world race, this time in partnership with sponsor 11th Hour Racing, the team announced at a Tuesday morning [Mar. 21] press conference in Newport.

Vestas 11th Hour Racing will be led by the American duo of Charlie Enright of Bristol, RI, and Mark Towill. The team is the fourth to announce for the upcoming edition, which begins on October 22, and they will use the race to promote a sustainability message around the world.

Read more about the next Volvo Ocean Race.