Rhode Islanders on Volvo Ocean Race Crew

The sun goes down on the Atlantic where Team Alvimedica encounters strong winds on day one of their transatlantic training run from Lisbon, Portugal, to Newport, USA. Photo: © Amory Ross / TEAM ALVIMEDICA COPYRIGHT:© Amory Ross / TEAM ALVIMEDICA
The sun goes down on the Atlantic where Team Alvimedica encounters strong winds on day one of their transatlantic training run from Lisbon, Portugal, to Newport, USA. Photo: © Amory Ross / TEAM ALVIMEDICA
COPYRIGHT:© Amory Ross / TEAM ALVIMEDICA

Two Rhode Islanders are among an international crew making up Team Alvimedica in the Volvo Ocean Race.

Team Alvimedica skipper Charlie Enright, of Bristol, Rhode Island, recently confirmed seven of the eight final crew members for the race. Nick Dana, of Newport, Rhode Island, joins the team that includes crewmembers from New Zealand, Australia, Italy and Hawaii.

Team Alvimedica’s onboard reporter, Amory Ross, is also from Newport, Rhode Island. The job of onboard reporter is transmitting words, images and video of life onboard the vessel, but not contributing in any way to the performance of the boat.

The team sets out from Newport on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 2 p.m. for a Transatlantic training run to the United Kingdom with the newly named crew. The team will line up against Volvo Ocean Race opponent Abu Dhabi for a promotional start out of Narragansett Bay. The public can view the action from Fort Adams State Park.

The 38,000-mile Volvo Ocean Race starts in Alicante, Spain on October 4, 2014, stopping in 11 ports around the world.

Follow the Team on: www.facebook.com/TeamAlvimedica and on www.volvooceanrace.com