Sail Newport to Kick-Off Countdown to Volvo Ocean Race Stopover With Pep Rally

Sunday, April 08, 2018

 

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Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover

The countdown to the Volvo Ocean Race’s Newport Stopover is on.

Sunday, April 8 will mark 30 days until the opening of the Race Village at Fort Adams State Park and organizers of the race are holding a free pep rally to kick-off the countdown.

Free Pep Rally

The pep rally will begin at noon with a shoreside clean-up run by Clean Ocean Access.

The afternoon will offer free to the public, family activities, entertainment, a rugby game and food and drink availability. Parking at Fort Adams is free.

See the schedule below:

12:00: Shore side clean-up, meet at Sail Newport, 72 Fort Adams Drive, Fort Adams State Park

1:45 p.m.: Youth sailors, rugby players and the Roger's High School ROTC will lead a parade of flags

2:00 p.m.: Coin toss and start of the rugby game by General Christopher P. Callahan, adjunct General and Commanding General of the R.I. National Guard

  • Family activities will include: National Guard rock climbing wall, lawn games, face painting, merchandise from the Volvo Ocean Race gear for sale, signing of the Clean Seas Pledge and music
  • Visitors will be able to learn about volunteering for the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover and, buy a chance to win two seats on a Volvo Ocean Race boat during racing in Newport
  • Food will be available to purchase from McGraths Clambakes and Fork in the Road
  • Heineken and Mount Gay Rum drinks will be available to purchase for those 21 and over
 

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