Friday, April 24, 2009

For Once in My Life, I Wish I Was in Boston

Volvo Ocean Race Extreme Sailing Coming To Boston This Weekend - The Volvo Ocean Race, and extreme around the world race, reaches Boston this weekend. Complete with a "village" at a pier. (I think it is the modern-design movable village. It isn't at every venue.)
Participants in the ocean sailing race started their journey last October in Spain. They sailed down around Africa, skirted Southeast Asia, sailed across the Pacific, and around South America's Cape Horn.

The seven extreme teams, each comprised of 11 crew members, left Rio de Janeiro on April 11 destined for Boston. The first team is predicted to arrive at Fan Pier in Boston early Sunday morning – around 7 a.m.
Lots of things going on in May, including in-port races on 16th. [see this post for video of what it's like out there.]

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