The Volvo Ocean Race Teams are Coming to Newport, RI

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2018 Volvo Ocean Race
Newport Race Village

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At Viti Volvo Cars Tiverton, we're counting down the minutes until the 2018 Volvo Ocean Race teams arrive in Newport, RI. Our Volvo dealership near Newport, RI, is a proud community partner of this world-wide yacht race, and we couldn't be happier to be your hub for all things Volvo Ocean Race. Viti Volvo Cars Tiverton will keep you in the loop during the entire race with live updates. To learn more about the 2018 Volvo Ocean Race before the teams arrive in Newport on May 9, 2018, keep reading below or contact us today with any questions. We look forward to seeing you in Newport this May!

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What is the Volvo Ocean Race?

The Volvo Ocean Race is a long-standing tradition amongst sailors that dates back to 1973. The Volvo Ocean Race is a tough and strenuous yacht race around the world, which is held every three years. Professional sailors train for decades to compete in this iconic race and only the world's best sailors can raise the coveted Volvo Ocean Race Trophy at the end.

How Long Does the Volvo Ocean Race Last?

The 2018 Volvo Ocean Race will cover 45,000 nautical miles before a winner is decided in The Hauge, Netherlands in June 2018. These sailors will have crossed four oceans, seen six continents and touched down in 12 landmark cities around the world before pulling into port in the Netherlands.

When Do the Volvo Ocean Race Teams Arrive in Newport?

The 2018 Volvo Ocean Race teams will stop in Newport, RI, for a brief period on May 9, 2018. The city of Newport will be opening a Volvo Race Village on May 8, 2018, which will remain opened until May 20, 2018, when the sailors depart to finish their last leg of their adventure. Last year, 2.4 million people visited Volvo Race Villages around the world to cheer on their teams, so don't miss your chance to do the same in Newport this May!

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