Dates Set for 2018 Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stop

Photo by New England Boating/Tom Richardson
Photo by New England Boating/Tom Richardson

The 2018 Volvo Ocean Race event in Newport, Rhode Island, has been set to take place from May 8 to May 20. The public race village at Fort Adams State Park will open May 8, with the competing sailboats expected to arrive between May 8 and May 10. In-port racing will take place from May 17 to 19, and the boats will depart for Cardiff, Wales, on May 20. In 2015, Newport hosted the most successful North American stopover in the race’s history.