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Newport ceremony for US entry in Volvo Ocean Race

By: The Associated Press
June 28, 2014 Updated: June 28, 2014 at 12:15 pm
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NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The American entry in the Volvo Ocean Race is formally being named in a public ceremony at the Newport Shipyard.

Former U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin will break a champagne bottle on Team Alvimedica's boat during a ceremony scheduled for Saturday afternoon. The event is also intended to wish the crew a safe voyage during the round-the-world race.

Team Alvimedica is led by skipper is Charlie Enright of Bristol, Rhode Island.

Other American crew members are Mark Towill of Kaneohe, Hawaii, and Rhode Island sailors Nick Dana and Amory Ross of Newport and Jesse Fielding of North Kingstown.

The team will train in Newport until July 9 when it sails back to Spain for the fall start of the race, which will cover 38,000 nautical miles. Newport will be the only American stopover in the race.

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