Tuesday, April 07, 2009

To sail on PUMA

Sail Newport and the PUMA Ocean Racing Team want to put one of the "buttheads" on "il mostro" for the Volvo Ocean Race In-Port "practice racing day" on Friday, May 8th 2009. This is the day prior to the Boston In Port Race which is scheduled for May 9th, 2009.

Ken Read, Skipper of il mostro says: "These practice days are actually the most fun days of sailing we get to do. There are a ton of starts and short course races that day. The Race Committee is out there working out the kinks and we benefit by blasting around a set up course all day long. The raffle winner will be grinning ear to ear after this day of sailing... Guaranteed....."

Raffle Tickets are $15 per ticket and available by calling Sail Newport at 401-846-1983 or by going online at www.sailnewport.org. Raffle to be held on May 3rd at 5PM at PUMA City in the Volvo Ocean Race Village at Fan Pier in Boston, MA. All proceeds to benefit Sail Newport's Public Access Sailing Programs.

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At 10:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its a shame the many Boston non-profit sailing venues aren't part of this.

At 2:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sail Newport has been promoting the hell out of PUMA and the race for over a year. Sail Newport created globallearning-sailnewport.org which has introduced hundreds of classrooms across the country to an online curriculum able to follow ocean races and integrate them into the classroom. I think that they deserve a shot at selling a raffle spot on a practice day.

At 2:27 PM, Blogger Scuttleblog said...

Sail Newport is proud to present new and updated never before seen footage of PUMA's il mostro, currently taking part in the Volvo Ocean Race. PUMA Ocean Racing's very own Ken Read and members of the team will join us in person, giving us insight into the race so far. See and hear the latest news and updates from the VOR which will be in the middle of their Boston stopover.

When: May 1, 2009 6:30-8:30PM
Where: Jane Pickens Theater, Washington Square, Newport RI
Cost: $20 Sail Newport Members
$25 Non Members
$10 All Students and under 21 yrs.
$50 Family Four Pack (SN Members)

Tickets are available for purchase online or by calling Sail Newport at 401-846-1983.


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