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Volvo Ocean Race Rolls into Newport, Rhode Island


By the time you read this, the Leg 8 winner of the 2017-2018 Volvo Ocean Race from Itajaí, Brazil, should have crossed the finish line in Newport, Rhode Island, with the rest of the fleet close on their heels.

If you missed the Newport finish, do not despair. You can check out Leg 8 race results here, and filmed action from Leg 8, below.

There also will be ample opportunity to see the Volvo Ocean 65s on the water off Newport for the in-port race, which kicks off May 19. The fleet sets sail again on May 20 at 2 p.m. EST bound for Cardiff, Wales.

The Volvo Ocean Race Village in Newport opens today. Newport is the only North American stopover for the 2017-2018 Volvo Ocean Race, which started in Alicante, Spain, on October 22, 2017.

After Cardiff, the fleet will head off for Gothenburg, Sweden, for Leg 10, and then finish the final leg of the round-the-world marathon in The Hague, the Netherlands. The starting cannon for the final in-port race will fire June 30.



Volvo Ocean Race Is Newport-Bound

Leg 8 of the 2017-2018 Volvo Ocean Race got underway off Itajaí, Brazil, yesterday bound for Newport, Rhode Island. The 5,700-nautical-mile-long run takes sailors around the eastern end of Brazil, through the doldrums and across the Equator and then through the western Atlantic Ocean to Newport.

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How Drones Cover The Volvo Ocean Race

Drones have completely changed the way the Volvo Ocean Race is covered. This Volvo Ocean Race drone video compilation shows footage that was unattainable in the pre-drone era and is worth a look. WATCH


Manta Ray Airlifted To Ocean

Apparently, manta rays can fly. It took less than two minutes for a helicopter to airlift a nearly 900-pound manta ray with an 11.4-foot wingspan from a Bahamas aquarium to the nearby ocean. WATCH

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For those boat operators who do not relish the thought of docking a yacht, Volvo Penta may just have invented a dream solution, advanced self-docking technology that will allow a yacht to dock itself. WATCH


The Ultimate Test

Seven of the world’s best sailing teams are powering around the globe in an intense competition: the Volvo Ocean Race. WATCH.


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Two competitive sailors, one a billionaire, the other a yacht designer, have teamed up to create a revolutionary all-electric propulsion system for performance yachts that makes sailboat racing even greener. They want to develop the technology further, so that it can be applied to larger vessels and other boating markets. WATCH


Are You Ready?

With 11 legs covering nearly 40,000 nautical miles of around-the-globe racing, the Volvo Ocean Race is one of the longest and toughest professional sporting events in the world.