The Volvo Ocean race is expected to arrive in Newport this week. The City by the Sea is the race’s only stopover in the U.S.
Sailing fans consider this the Super Bowl of international ocean sailboat racing. Held about once every four years, the international race kicks off in Spain and ends in Sweden. It takes about nine months to complete. Seven teams are competing this year.
Race commentator Andy Green said the boats are on their way following, after a stop in Brazil.