I love the Volvo Ocean Race! For the 2014 -2015 race I was following and rooting for Team SCA in particular. I would look at my phone ap first thing in the morning and the last thing at night to find out the latest information. For the Newport stop over I was able to volunteer at the race village and that was a lot of fun. I was even entrusted with holding the actual trophy!
We watched the in-port racing and the departure from Newport from AlyKat. I am hoping for a sunny and warm May of 2018 so that we can enjoy the same upclose viewing with a few guests onboard.
Today when Captain Al and I were on AlyKat cleaning to get her in tip top shape for the season, Team Vestas 11th Hour Racing motored by us on its way back from a practice sail. Team Vestas are in Newport for a few more days until they head back across the Atlantic. Next time they are here will be the 2018 Newport stopover. Race starts October 2017 — so much fun to follow!