The Volvo Ocean Race Boston Port Stopover

Event Details

The Volvo Ocean Race Boston Port Stopover

Time: April 29, 2009 at 6pm to May 13, 2009 at 6pm
Location: Volvo Ocean Race at Fan Pier Boston
Street: 28 Northern Avenue
City/Town: Boston, MA 02210
Website or Map: http://www.volvooceanraceatfa…
Phone: 617-443-9200
Event Type: VOR, Boston, Port, Stopover
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Latest Activity: Apr 30, 2009

Event Description

The Volvo Ocean Race is one of the world’s most formidable extreme global nautical adventures with a storied past, filled with remarkable accomplishments, immeasurable endurance challenges and the ultimate competition of man against the elements.

The race started on October 11, 2008 from Alicante, Spain and will take over nine months, cover nearly 37,000 nautical miles of the globe’s most treacherous seas, and stop in 11 ports around the world.

The Volvo Ocean Race is making only one stop in North America. Bringing all the excitement and spectacle of this worldwide event to Boston’s world-class waterfront destination, Fan Pier.

Volvo Ocean Race at Fan Pier Boston April 25 - May 16, 2009.

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Comment by Captain Bill on April 30, 2009 at 7:11pm
I will be leaving form SJ tomorrow noonish after new tires are fitted, stopping at a friends overnight near New Haven then coming into Boston Sat late morn Who will be there to hook up? my cell is 609-284-0396 I am looking for a recommendation of a motel for staying Sat night then leaving the area Sunday late afternoon for an other stop in CT and going home Monday.
I will have a 2 meter HT and my call is KC2UYY. I will monitor 146.5 Does anyone know the local net/repeater freqs? My email is also. Since I bought Drac Verd(Franc & Andreas 'old' boat) i am going up to see Green Dragon.
Comment by Megan Baxter on April 15, 2009 at 10:53am
Comment by Megan Baxter on April 15, 2009 at 10:51am
I am Volunteering. a lot... Weekends 2nd shift mostly and some Friday 3rd shifts... anyone else?
Comment by Dave Bennett on March 29, 2009 at 3:53pm
How can one volunteer for the Volvo Boston Stopover?
Comment by PCarrico on December 14, 2008 at 10:22am
The VOR events in Baltimore & Annapolis were HUGE!.
I was the local liazon for the PRO for the event in the acquisition of volunteers and their vessels to assist with the one the water activities. Peter Craig, from Marblehead Mass was the PRO for these two events in '02 and '06 as well as the last Whitbread in '98 where I had the same task for him.
The on the water events are predicted to be smaller for the '09 Boston VOR visit than the Balto/Annapolis events as there are few boats dewinterized and ready for sailing in April in Boston. That was based on port observations last April.
It would be great to see a better showing and send the VOR race off with the surprise of a huge on-the-water presence.
There will also be a call for volunteers to assist with the Boston event. The benefits of being a volunteer should get you more access to the boats and crews that is exclusive to public access.
I'm sure the VOR land venue will be excellent with prize giving for the preceding leg, press converences and parties. The visitor draw should be in the hundreds of thousands as was the Balrimore/Annapolis visit.
It looks like the India restart will overtake the Annapolis restarts in the past with the most spectators. The '98 Whitbread and '06 VOR restart was the previous record for spectators for a sailboat race with the numbers being somewhere between 100,000 and 150,000 people watching the restart due to a coinciding event of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Walk & Sandy Point Festival. There were at least 1200 boats on the water for the Annapolis restart.
If anyone is interested in volunteering for the event in Boston, you should contact Premiere Racing in Marblehead.

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