Volvo Ocean Race Estimated Arrival Into Newport Moved Up

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These boats are flying!

The ETA was originally predicted between 8 p.m. and 3 a.m., but then a more specific ETA of between 10pm and 1am was released. Of course, that seemed a little late, given that at 3pm, the lead boats were a mere 50 nautical miles off of Newport, moving at over 10 knots.

Now the lead boats from Team Dongfeng and Team Abu Dhabi are approximately 20 nautical miles off Newport, the ETA has been moved up to 8pm. Music starts in the Volvo Ocean Race village at Fort Adams at 7pm and there’s plenty of food and drink, so if you want to see the boats come in, get your butts down to the Fort!

-Tristan Pinnock, Blast Sailing Correspondent

Tristan's just this guy, ya know?