The Ocean Race, Formerly Volvo Ocean Race Has Been Postponed For an Year

The organizers of the The Ocean Race have postponed the prestigious event to summer 2021. This change follows a planning process and consultations with key stakeholders to determine the best way forward, particularly in a sporting landscaoe that has been drastically impacted by the bang of novel COVID19 .

Newport, Rhode Island is the only planned stopover for the prestigious race. For those planning to enjoy the spectacle at the shores of the beautiful Rhode Island, it is important to stay updated through relevant news sites or through the event’s organizers, The Ocean Race.

Brad Read, executive director of Sail Newport: “This is the pinnacle event of the sport of ocean racing. These athletes are spending 24 hours a day for weeks on end transiting oceans in storms and calms and as a community we have the privilege of welcoming them to the only stop in North America. Our entire community will greet them as we have greeted seafarers for generations. We will welcome them and celebrate the human victory overcoming monumental challenge.”


State Rep. Marvin Abney: “The Ocean State is so very proud to host the only North American stopover during this extraordinary ocean race around the world. Not only will it be a tremendously exciting, entertaining and educational event for our residents and international visitors, we anticipate a strong economic boost to the Rhode Island economy for tourism, business and services in May of 2022.”


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