sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica arrive in Newport
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica arrive in Newport

'Team Alvimedica arrives from Lisbon, Portugal on June 9, 2014 in Newport, Rhode Island.'    © Daniel Forster / Team Alvimedica    Click Here to view large photo

Team Alvimedica with American skipper Charlie Enright of Bristol, RI, at the helm, sailed into Newport Harbor this afternoon following a challenging 10-day crossing of the Atlantic. A flotilla of local vessels welcomed the Volvo Ocean Race team at the Castle Hill Light entrance to Newport Harbor. The fleet blasted horns of welcome and guided Team Alvimedica to the pontoon at Newport Shipyard where family, friends and local supporters gathered at dusk to cheer on the hometown team.

The young team is preparing for its first Volvo Ocean Race and this test session is critical to Team Alvimedica’s readiness for the toughest and longest around the world race and adventure that starts in October. The team will continue its training and crew selection process this month in Newport.

'It’s everything I could have hoped it to be on a rainy night, it was really nice for everyone to come out,' Enright said of the welcome. 'After 10 days on the open ocean, coming into Newport is an amazing thing.'

Team Alvimedica arrives from Lisbon, Portugal on June 9, 2014 in Newport, Rhode Island. -  © Daniel Forster - Team Alvimedica   Click Here to view large photo

The team’s ocean crossing was an important milestone for the team. 'It was a big step for Team Alvimedica,' Enright said. 'We had good weather all the way across. We’re excited about what we achieved and what’s to come. We’re here doing some more training before we head back across the Atlantic in July.'

Enright, 29, and Mark Towill, 25, Kaneohe, HI, and the rest of the crew, replicated 'race mode' on board throughout the transatlantic as they tested the crew and immersed themselves in ocean racing techniques and high-speed maneuvers throughout the fastpaced 3,000-mile leg to Newport.

Americans trying out for a spot on the crew are Rhode Islanders Nick Dana of Newport, Jesse Fielding of North Kingstown, and George Peet of Grosse Pointe, MI. Amory Ross of Newport was on board to document the journey in words and images.

Team Alvimedica arrives from Lisbon, Portugal on June 9, 2014 in Newport, Rhode Island. -  © Daniel Forster - Team Alvimedica   Click Here to view large photo

The Rhode Island crew felt lucky to finish the ocean leg at home. 'It was a great 10 days, we had some really great sailing conditions and the team really came together,' said Jesse Fielding. 'We had a great mentor with us, Stu Bannatyne, who helped us improve. But at the end of the day, to furl that sail at Fort Adams and come home to Newport is the greatest feeling,' Fielding said.

International crew on board for the transatlantic leg included: Berkcan Arat of Istanbul, Turkey; Alberto Bolzan of Trieste, Italy; Ryan Houston of Auckland, New Zealand; Will Oxley of South Townsville, Australia; and David Swete of Southampton, United Kingdom. Volvo Ocean Race veteran Stu Bannatyne of Auckland, New Zealand sailed as the crew’s mentor in part of an ongoing program to prepare the young crew to be race-ready in October.

Team Alvimedica is the youngest entry in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015, the world's toughest and longest sporting event. The crew is led by American skipper Charlie Enright, age 29. Alvimedica, the European based medical devices company, is the team’s owner. Founded in 2007, Alvimedica is a fast growing challenger in the global field of interventional cardiology, committed to developing minimally-invasive technologies. This is the team’s first entry in the extremely challenging 38,000-mile race that starts October 4, 2014 from Alicante, Spain and features stopovers in 11 ports around the world.

Follow the Team on: Facebook and on Volvo Ocean Race


by Team Alvimedica


  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=123145

3:44 AM Tue 10 Jun 2014GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race

Related News Stories:

10 Jun 2014  Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Decision time
09 Jun 2014  Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica to arrive at Newport Shipyard
09 Jun 2014  Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng's Charles Caudrelier a proud skipper
07 Jun 2014  Volvo Ocean Race - Another 'near miss' for Dongfeng Race Team + Video
06 Jun 2014  Volvo Ocean Race - Downtime for Dongfeng Race Team + Video
06 Jun 2014  Barco Dongfeng quase bate numa baleia em travessia do Atlântico
06 Jun 2014  Volvo Ocean Race - Mixed bag for Dongfeng Race Team
05 Jun 2014  Mind over matter for the Chinese sailors onboard Dongfeng
04 Jun 2014  Volvo Ocean Race - Near collision with whale for Dongfeng
03 Jun 2014  Volvo Ocean Race - Boat designed for racing or for torment?
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World



























470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification by 470 International Association Class,












A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,




ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video by Luissa Smith, International 470 Class Association,
























Marseille One Design - GC32 Armin Strom Sailing Team emerge victorious
Rolex Big Boat Series 2014 - Ready for another 50 years
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4
2014 Rolex Swan Cup - Eleventh-hour victories
Extreme Sailing Series - Kiwis clinch Act win in Istanbul + Video
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Two long races today for the J70 fleet
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Impressive to sail out of the Golden Gate
Extreme Sailing Series - Istanbul delivers four days of great racing
Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ bounces back for series win
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - Light winds and current test six classes
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Solid Day 3 for US Sailing Team
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 3 images by Jesus Renedo
Marseille One Design 2014 - GC32 Armin Strom blitzes final day
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Una Etapa 0 complicada para todos
Santander 49ers: Olympic Gold Medallist says two into 90 does not go!! *Feature
GBR aiming for first ever Nacra 17 Games berth at Santander Worlds
Volvo Ocean Race: Man and sail overboard as Leg 0 serves up drama
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 – Images by Dan Ibsen
Santander Worlds – already a spectator success
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 - Day 3 morning report
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Tales from the extreme   
Volvo Ocean Race: Latest starter wins opening race   
2014 J/70 World Championship - Healy, Abdullah, Becker and Borges win   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Full-blown, once again   
ISAF Worlds - Americans jump up Laser and Laser Radial leaderboard   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 3   
America's Cup: Luna Rossa sailing with two foiling AC45's + Video   
Extreme Sailing: Emirates Team NZ retain second overall   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio Olympic Laser spots snapped up   
Rolex Swan Cup - All set for final showdown   
Upper Midwest sailors need help to take it to the next level   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - RS:X action begins in Santander   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans rise in Laser and Radial   
Extreme Sailing Series - A remarkable penultimate day’s racing + Video   
Marseille One Design - GC32 GDF Suez unstoppable in the light   
Rolex Swan Cup - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Images of the leaders in Santander   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Good day for Double Trouble   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2 images by Erik Simonson   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - TP52 fleet ready for tricky race tracks   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT