I know I'm not the only sailboat enthusiast around here, so I'm just putting this out there... I've always wanted to visit a VOR stopover port, see the in-port race, watch the leg start, etc... but for one reason or another it's never worked out. (Isn't that always the case?) This year, no more putting things off for me. I started looking at flights down to RI for the weekend, but I realized it's actually quicker, door to door, for me to just drive down. http://www.volvooceanracenewport.com/en/home.html I don't know anything about Newport... except obviously hotels in town are out of the question. LOL Two months and a bit before the event? Never gonna' find a room. I wonder how far I'll have to drive to sleep? No matter... Apparently the in-port race is going to be held within site of the shore in the same area where the America's Cup races were held for decades. Sounds decent.... don't even need a boat to be able to spectate. (Not sure about the start of the Leg from Newport to Lisbon.) In any case, any other YFers interested in going? Would be a great meet-up opportunity.