The greatest adventure stops in Newport, RI, May 13-21, 2023
The race around the world in the sport of sailing’s toughest contest, visits the City-by-the Sea for nine days of celebration, public activities and fun for the entire family at the Ocean Live Park in Fort Adams State Park.
The Rhode Island event will be the only North American Stopover during the six-month 38,000 nautical-mile race around the world, which begins in Alicante, Spain, in January of 2023 and finishes in Genoa, Italy in June of 2023. More info to be added soon.
A nine-day festival between May 11 and 21 begins at Fort Adams State Park and is hosted by Sail Newport, the state of Rhode Island, and 11th Hour Racing. The boats are expected to arrive in Newport from Itajai, Brazil, on or close to May 10.
The "Ocean Live Park" is accessible to the public every day. Visitors will be able to see the race boats up close at the dock, learn about the global race, and see the oceans of the world through the eyes of the crews.
The Ocean Live Park includes activities for all ages. Guests will be able to tour team bases; Try Sailing! onboard a Sail Newport J/22, participate in an immersive interactive ocean exhibit on ocean stewardship, and enjoy music, food, children's activities, special events, entertainment, and cocktail cafes.
The In-port racing is a thrilling spectator opportunity off the shore of Fort Adams State Park. Racing takes place Thursday, Friday and Saturday. May 18, 19 and 20. On Sunday, May 21, a send-off ceremony includes a dock-out show, a sailor parade, and entertainment. At 2 p.m., the fleet will take a "goodbye" sail in the bay as they jostle their positions for the trans-Atlantic race leg start to Aarhus, Denmark.