RI Future Sailing Correspondent Roberto Bessin was at Ft. Weatherill State Park in Jamestown to see Team SCA enter Narragansett Bay after a 5,000 mile sail from Brazil – the sixth leg in this year’s Volvo Ocean Race, which made port in Newport last night and this morning.
SCA, the only all-women boat competing in bi-annual race, brought up the rear, finishing at about 10am. Dongfeng, a team made up of Chinese and French sailors, finished almost exactly 12 hours earlier. They beat Team Abu Dabi by only 3 minutes, in an exciting night of sailing that saw hundreds of boaters welcome them to Rhode Island. Team Almevidica, captained and partially crewed by Rhode Islanders, finished 5th of 6 at 3am.