Out-of-staters visit Newport for the Ocean Race
By Rebecca Turco
Thousands of people from all over the world have descended on
They’re here for the excitement surrounding the race, and with that comes shopping, dining, and staying overnight.
By day, many of these out-of-staters are hitting up
The Volvo Ocean Race is bringing boating fans from near and far to the city by the sea.
“I followed the race through all of the legs so far,” said Mark Nordenson, who is visiting from
“I think it’s very exciting. We’re a long-time sailing family. I’m thrilled to be here,” described Kim Latour, also of
Many folks from out-of-state are moving beyond
“Several months ago we reserved a room in
Mark Nordenson continued, “I like the town. It’s really – it’s nice.”
Of course, everyone’s got to eat too, and many plan to do that instead of brown-bagging it.
Doug and Miriam Parfet explain, “You only live once. So we said this weekend, everything goes.”
Others are more focused on soaking up the Ocean Race, but still aiming to hit up some local stores.
The Ocean Race is in town through the 17th.
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