The Race Village will be open TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2018 - SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018
Check Events Schedule for updates and more information.
ALL FREE ACTIVITIES FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY
Go for a sail onboard a Sail Newport J22. No experience required!
Experienced sailors will take you on a tour of Newport Harbor to see Fort Adams, the Race Village and more all from the water.
VOLVO OCEAN RACE BOATS
Up to seven VO65 race boats will be docked at Fort Adams within yards of spectators.
The public can view the boats up close from the piers
RACE BOAT EXPERIENCE
A full-size VO65 has been cut in half allows visitors to crawl inside the race boat to experience the cramped quarters and layout of where the sailors live for nearly nine months. Stand on the deck, and in the cockpit to grip the wheel.
Interactive exhibits on marine life, sailing, ocean conservation, wind, water and weather experiences, and marine technology.
A 3D cinema inside the giant dome provides the audience with an interactive video to understand what it's like to be a sailor in the race.
This is "pit row" for the teams to interact with visitors, meet with their shore crew and sponsors and study weather, courses and conditions. Most
of the team bases will have a first floor available for public entrance.
Walk through this interactive structure, learning all Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks bring to your community. Climb into their latest vehicles, experience the industry leading safety features spread across their models.
A real working boatyard will be action every day repairing sails, equipment and meeting with teams to help the ocean racing yachts prepare for the Transatlantic leg.
Grab your swag! Step into the Musto Store and grab your favorite team's apparel, or the Volvo Ocean Race brand. Everything from polos, t-shirts, vests, and jackets to backpacks, duffel bags, and much more.
THE GRINDING CHALLENGE
A grinding machine is used on the race boats to control the trim of the sails. Try your hand at this herculean task in the Grinding Challenge.
Grab your tickets here, for a premium race viewing experience. Enjoy large screen TVs, official race commentary, in-person race briefing from guest sailing expert, gourmet food service, full bar and champagne and much more. Open for all four days of racing.
Newport Preservation Society is hosting a pop-up storefront with all things Newport, Rhode Island. Swing through and see what this town and ocean state has to offer.
Walk through the North Gate onto the Parade Field within the Fort walls to find the Kid Zone! Activities
in the Kid Zone will include Face Painting, Bubble Bowling, Mini Golf, Lawn Games and more!
The Kid Zone is open Saturdays and Sundays, May 12-13 and May 19-20 from 11am - 4pm.
Meet and take a photo with the Volvo Ocean Race Mascot, Wisdom. This light-hearted character delights fans of all ages.
Try on the headsets for more adventure and experience the sense of what sailors feel onboard in the grueling conditions.
Take a snap in one of the interactive photo opportunities. Keep cameras and phones ready to capture photos of sailors and at one of the Dock-out shows or parade.
SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS
Schools are invited to arrange a field trip between May 9 and 12. To inquire about making a trip, please send us an email here.