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Volvo Ocean Race Fans Can See The Fleet During Newport Stop

Volvo Ocean Race Fans Can See The Fleet During Newport Stop

NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND — How Sam ever ended up as a Volvo Ocean Race Onboard Reporter, telling the story, in words, pictures and video, of Chinese contender Dongfeng is inspiring. How he, at 26, managed to be there when she sailed into her home port, winning the leg from Abu Dhabi to Sanya, China, is complicated and bittersweet. I imagine that those who know Sam would agree that he earned his break. In a few days, my son, Sam, along with eight crewmates and the entire Volvo fleet, will blow into Newport, R.I., for a twelve-day stopover before crossing the Atlantic for Portugal. For the uninitiated, the Volvo Ocean Race is a grueling 39,000-mile, around-the-globe voyage. Now in its...

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