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Countdown to The Ocean Race Stopover in Newport May 13 - 21, 2023

Updated: Apr 25

The Ocean Race is one of the world's most iconic and challenging yacht races, featuring some of the best sailors and sailing teams in the world. This year, the Ocean Race will be arriving in Newport, Rhode Island in May, bringing with it excitement, competition, and an opportunity for spectators to witness the action firsthand.

Newport, Rhode Island is no stranger to hosting the Ocean Race. It has been a stopover destination for the race since the inaugural Whitbread Round the World Race in 1973. This year, Newport will once again welcome the sailors, their teams, and the world to its shores as the Ocean Race makes its sixth stopover in the city.

11th Hour Racing in Newport, RI
The Ocean Race Comes to Newport, RI with 11th Hour Racing

The Ocean Race is a grueling race that spans the globe, covering over 38,000 nautical miles. The race consists of several legs, with each leg presenting its own unique challenges and obstacles for the sailors. The race is not only a test of skill and endurance, but it is also a test of technology and innovation, with teams using the latest in sailing technology to gain a competitive edge.

As the teams arrive in Newport, the city will come alive with activity. Spectators can expect to see the sailors arriving in their yachts, the teams preparing their boats for the next leg of the race, and a host of events and activities taking place in and around Fort Adams State Park hosted by Sail Newport.

One of the highlights of the stopover will be the In-Port Race, where the teams will compete against each other in a shorter, more intense race in Newport Harbor including our local

Newport team on, 11th Hour Racing! This race is a chance for the sailors to showcase their skills in a more condensed format, and it is always a thrilling event to watch. You can track this exciting race via the Ocean Race Tracker for all of the latest updates.

In addition to the racing, there will be a variety of events and activities taking place in and around Newport during the stopover. These may include live music performances, food and drink vendors, art exhibitions, and more. The city will be abuzz with activity, creating a vibrant atmosphere that visitors are sure to enjoy.

Overall, the Ocean Race arriving in Newport, Rhode Island in May promises to be an exciting and unforgettable event. With its rich sailing history, stunning natural beauty, and vibrant culture, Newport is the perfect destination for the Ocean Race, and visitors are sure to have a fantastic time experiencing all that our wonderful city has to offer.


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