Before departing on July 9, the team had been in Newport for about a month training, resting and enjoying the hometown fans. To make their farewell more interested, Team Abu Dhabi, another Volvo Ocean 65 training for the race, and Team Alvimedica did a promotional start in Newport before sailing out to sea. While the sail across the Atlantic is just a training run, both teams are undoubtedly sailing to be the first to the dock in England.
Check out these amazing shots from Team Alvimedica's departure from Newport. We are getting very excited for Volvo Ocean racing to come to Newport next May, are you?