Newport, Rhode Island, USA

Newport is one of America’s most famous sailing towns. And now it can add a second Volvo Ocean Race stopover feather to its cap after the success of the race’s debut there in 2014-15.

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Just land in New York and head north. Or land in Boston and head south. Rhode Island is the smallest state in the Union but bursting with mile after mile of magnificent coastline, harbours and beaches, with plenty to do and see. It’s known as a New England summer resort and for the famous Newport Mansions.

Sailing is the number one sport in this international sailing community, but you will also find the International Tennis Hall of Fame, polo and world-renowned golf courses.

Newport has one of the highest concentrations of colonial homes in the nation, in the downtown Newport Historic District, one of three National Historic Landmark Districts in the city. Another National Historic Landmark District, Bellevue Avenue, is the home of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, where legends of the sport are celebrated.

The beauty of Ocean Drive is waiting for you on a tour of Rhode Island's elegant oceanfront estates. You get a chance to walk right up to the door of one of these marvellous mansions, along with an up-close look at grand 17th century buildings and landscaped gardens along Bellevue Avenue.

Newport – Top Picks

Newport has a long list of activities that we can incorporate into your guest experience programme. Below we have included our top recommendations.

  • Visit a mansion
  • Do the cliff walk tour
  • Learn to cook clam chowder
  • Tennis clinic at the International Tennis Hall of Fame
Newport has a warm climate with many influences of a maritime climate. The sea breezes often and the four seasons are clearly distinguishable.
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Food and Beverage

One Event Management (One) is amongst the pre-eminent caterers in Europe, with specialist operating entities in both “green field” sites and fixed venues. Our vision is to exceed the expectations of all of our stakeholders and deliver the most innovative events of their time. For our team at One, the honour of sharing in prestigious and world class events such as the Volvo Ocean Race is one we take great pride in.

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Bespoke Packages

We can design guest experiences around you. Our team can plan bespoke and tailor-made packages that work for your business needs and for your guests. We specialise in creating unique and unforgettable guest experiences.

In addition to the Guest Experiences, we can provide services including: flights, airport transfers, private coach hire, tour leaders, hosts/hostesses, accommodation, dinners, lunches, plus excursions outside of the Race Village.

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Personal touch

We know how important it is to make your guests feel special. Here are just a few examples of ways in which we can personalise your guests’ experience:


  • Personalised invitations pre-event
  • Welcome letters and gifts
  • Volvo Ocean Race branded goodies
  • Personalised follow-up thank you card
  • Photo souvenir
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Meeting Spaces and Venue Hire

We have access to meeting and event spaces within the Race Village, that are available to for you to hire for your meetings and private events.

Venues include:

  • Sailors Terrace
  • The Boatyard
  • The Globe
  • Race Boat Experience

Please contact a member of our team to let us know your requirements and we will provide you know your requirements and we will provide you capacity, fit-out, and prices.

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Want your guests to experience
a slice of the action?

Your guests can be part of this emotionally charged moment. From the Sailors Terrace, on board a VIP spectator boat, or on board a high-speed RIB, your guests can be part of the Race.

Our dedicated team will make sure your Volvo Ocean Race guest experience will be unique and unforgettable. Please contact a member of our team to tell us more about what you’re looking for and we can design a guest experience built around your needs.

 

 

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To complete your experience

All of our guest experiences come with:

  • Access to a unique hospitality venue within the Race Village
  • VIP flag for the spectator boat and high-speed RIB
  • Behind-the-scenes access
  • Commentary and presentations by sailing professionals
  • First-class food and beverages by One
  • Photograph opportunity with the Volvo Ocean Race trophy
  • Professional service from start to finish

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