Volvo Ocean Race to stop in Newport

Updated: April 11, 2013, 4:11 PM ET
Associated Press

NEWPORT, R.I. -- The former home of the America's Cup, Newport, R.I., will be the only North American stopover for the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race.

The 12th edition of the race will start Oct. 4, 2014, with an in-port race in Alicante, Spain, and finish with an in-port race on June 27, 2015, in Gothenburg, Sweden. In between, it will cover 39,895 nautical miles in nine months, the longest route in its history.

After the 65-foot boats leave Alicante, there will be stopovers in Recife, ...

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