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Countdown to the Volvo Ocean Race – 30 Days Pep Rally

Volvo Ocean Race Newport
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Join Clean Ocean Access, Sail Newport, and the Volvo Ocean Race team to celebrate 30 days until the Race Village opens at the 2018 Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover at Fort Adams!

Kicking off with a beach cleanup in partnership with Clean Ocean Access, the afternoon will be full of activities including the 2018 Rhode Island Cup, with Newport Rugby facing off against their Rhode Island rivals, the Providence Rugby Club!

The event is free and open to the public. Food concessions will be available inside the fort and there will be a Heineken beer garden on site.

Schedule of events:

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Land and Sea Clean Up; Aquidneck Land Trust and Clean Ocean Access. Meet up at the Sail Newport Building, 72 Fort Adams Drive, Newport RI 02840

1:45 PM - Parade of Flags, Rogers High School ROTC Color Guard and Providence and Newport Rugby Teams.

2:00PM - Coin Toss for the Rhode Island Cup

2:15PM - Kick Off - Newport Rugby vs Providence Rugby in the 2018 Rhode Island Cup - Sponsored by the Rhode Island National Guard.

In and around the Parade Field you will find the Heineken Beer Garden, kids games and face painting by Fancy Faces, Corn Hole and Giant Jenga. Food and drink will be available through Fork in the Road and McGrath Clambakes, Inc.

We will also be raffling off two seats to climb onboard a VO65 during the Newport Stopover to sail with the pros! Tickets will be available for purchase at the event, as well as via mail and at Sail Newport.