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may 2015                                                           issue #72 

SallyAnne Santos
Here they come!

The Volvo Ocean Race boats are just a few days away. Years of planning, imagination, know-how and hard work by Sail Newport and Discover Newport along with hundreds of volunteers are bringing this event to a spectacular fruition in our hometown! Sailors crossing oceans and braving nature's challenges in the ultimate sailing race are predicted to arrive between May 6-8.  The next 2 weeks will be incredible, so be sure to get out, welcome the boats and sailors as they arrive (get text alerts here) and experience the entire event at the Volvo Ocean Race Village at Fort Adams. There is truly something for everyone and admission is FREE. Do not miss the ONLY North American stopover of this extreme sailing event.  I will see you there! 

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Amory Ross Volumes are written daily about the Volvo Ocean Race, but by far, the most compelling accounts are those coming directly from the boats. I direct you to Team Alvimedica's Onboard Reporter blog by Amory Ross. Amory, a Newport local, is sailing in his second Volvo Ocean Race. His thoughtful way of sharing the entire first-hand experience through his award-winning photography and expressive writing have been one of the highlights of the event for many including myself. Please read, enjoy and share!
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schedule highlights 
Volvo Ocean Race Newport Race Village
May 5 - 17
Race Village Open 11am-7pm (+extended hours)

May 6 - 8
Projected Boat Arrivals < dashboard tracking link
Sign-up for Text Alerts to be part of the Welcoming Party!

May 8
4pm-7pm Dock Party with The Honky Tonk Knights

May 9
Exploration Zone Opens at 10am
6pm -10pm Reggae Concert w/ John Brown's Body, The Mighty Mystic and The Ravers (tickets required)

May 11
A Chat with Charlie, Team Alvimedica Skipper at Herreshoff Marine Museum, Bristol

May 13
4pm-7pm Dock Party / 8:15pm newportFilm screening: The Search for Freedom

May 14
1pm start, Practice Race, Pro-Am Race 1
6pm-10pm Magenta Music Night w/ Sarah Potenza and Anita Antoinette (tickets required)

May 15
1pm & 2pm starts,  Pro-Am Races 2 & 3
4pm-6pm Lobster Boat Race / 4pm-7pm Dock Party

May 16
12:20pm Sailors Parade
2pm start, In-Port Race

May 17
10am-12N 12 Metre Parade / 12N Sailors Parade
2pm LEG 7 START> next stop Lisbon, Portugal!

Ocean Race Club For the ultimate front row experience, treat yourself, family, friends, colleagues  and/or clients to a day at the Ocean Race Club. You and your guests will enjoy the best viewing, live commentary, gourmet lunch, post-race hors d'oeuvres, full bar, VIP parking and many other amenities, learn more here.

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The Garcia Project Head to Norey's on Broadway Wednesdays this month for live music including Greg Klyma on 5/6, Kevin Connolly on 5/13 and Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers on 5/20.

The Schemers Highlighting the Narrow's Center for the Arts schedule this month are Shelby Lynne on 5/8, Bruce Cockburn on 5/11, Tinsley Ellis on 5/15, The Garcia Project on 5/16, Joe Louis Walker on 5/21, and our old college buddies, The Schemers on 5/30!

And don't forget, the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Village has FREE live music dock parties on 5/8, 5/13, 5/15 and 5/16 as well as two ticketed concerts-- The Heineken Reggae Rally on 5/9 and the Team SCA Magenta Music Night on 5/14.

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