Volvo Ocean Race at Fan Pier - Boston

May 3, 2008

The Volvo Ocean Race (formerly the Whitbread Round the World Race) is a yacht race around the world, held every three years.  The high-tech carbon fiber boats are 70 feet long and carry a crew of 11.  The race has 10 legs and takes nine months to complete.  The boats can exceed 40 knots speed.  Boston is its only stop in North America.  The race resumes after a 3 week R&R port visit.

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