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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2013
In the battle of waterfront towns, Newport, R.I., has beaten Baltimore for the right to host the only U.S. stopover of the around-the-world Volvo Ocean Race in 2015. Volvo race CEO Knut Frostad and other officials were on their way to Providence for a Tuesday afternoon news conference at the Rhode Island State House. State officials have promised to spend more than $3 million to build a legacy sailing facility for the visit. Ocean Racing USA, the Baltimore bidder, and other officials were informed of the decision in a conference call Friday.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2013
Volvo Ocean Race organizers wanted to come to Baltimore in May 2015 as part of their 'round-the-world competition but had one request: Could it share the spotlight with the Preakness Stakes or bump the Triple Crown horse race to another date? The city said thanks, but no way. So Tuesday, the only U.S. stopover of the Volvo went instead to Newport, R.I. "We were shocked," said Robert Housman, executive director of Ocean Racing USA, the Baltimore bidder. "It would be discouraging to work hard on something and lose, but clearly they moved the finish line.
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May 10, 2006
The Chesapeake Bay became the center of the sailing world as a pack of Volvo Open 70 yachts sailed up from Rio de Janeiro to Baltimore in Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race. After stopovers in Baltimore and Annapolis, which included maintenance, racing and a festival, the boats started the next leg of the race Sunday, heading off to New York. Thousands watched the departure from boats lining the race route and from the Bay Bridge, where the Bay Bridge Walk coincided with the restart. After New York, the racers are scheduled to head across the Atlantic Ocean to Portsmouth, England, in Leg 7 of the race.
BUSINESS
By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2013
Volvo Ocean Race officials were whisked to the top of the World Trade Center, honored as guests at a reception and squired to the grassy expanse of Fort McHenry during a 24-hour courtship meant to seal the deal to make Baltimore the event's only U.S. port of call in 2015. "I think they wanted validation on some things, and I think we delivered," Terry Hasseltine, executive director of the Maryland Office of Sports Marketing, said Tuesday of the previous day's visit. "We had an open dialogue, and I think it was conveyed to them loud and clear that we have a dynamic team in place.
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By ANICA BUTLER and ANICA BUTLER,SUN REPORTER | May 3, 2006
Canceled three times in the past five years, the Bay Bridge Walk is on again and will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday. This year's walk across the 4.3-mile span should have even more spectacular views because it will coincide with the restart of the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race. The seven 70-foot yachts will round a buoy just south of the bridge before leaving the Chesapeake Bay on their way to New York. "This is a wonderful opportunity for Maryland's citizens and visitors to cross one of the world's most scenic over-water structures while enjoying the view of the Chesapeake Bay and the action of the Volvo Ocean Race," Trent M. Kittleman, executive secretary of the Maryland Transportation Authority, said in a statement.
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By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | November 5, 1998
Baltimore is nearly a lock to again play host to what is now called the Volvo Ocean Race, Round the World, but if the world's top racing yachts return in 2002, chances are they won't stop in Annapolis, according to sources close to the event.The two stops so close together proved tiring and costly for the racers. Each syndicate spent tens of thousands of dollars in logistical costs -- for such things as moving supplies and equipment -- to make the second stop in Annapolis. Baltimore's Inner Harbor would be the preferred location because of its ability to handle crowds and because of intense media attention, one official said.
NEWS
April 30, 2006
ESPN commentator Gary Jobson gives his take on the evolution of the Volvo Ocean Race. PG 5B
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By SUN STAFF | April 27, 2006
Look what the Volvo Ocean Race blew in. Grammy Award-winning soul newcomer John Legend will perform Sunday night at 7:30 at the Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N. Eutaw St. Legend's appearance was to have been closed to the public as part of the prize ceremony for the Volvo Ocean Race, which has paused in Baltimore and Annapolis through May 7. But now tickets - a limited number of them anyway, at $100 a pop - have been made available for the show and a reception...
SPORTS
April 18, 2006
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By Danny Baker | July 18, 2003
The Volvo Ocean Race has picked Melbourne, Australia, as a stop, officials announced yesterday. The race will start in November 2005 from the Mediterranean, go to Cape Town, South Africa, and reach Melbourne in January-February 2006. Melbourne, picked over Auckland, New Zealand, also will stage the Commonwealth Games in March 2006. After leaving Australia, the Volvo fleet will race through the southern Pacific Ocean and around Cape Horn to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A new feature of the competition, intended to "greatly benefit host cities" will be in-port racing that counts toward the overall race result, said Glenn Bourke, the Volvo Ocean Race's chief executive officer.
NEWS
By Candy Thomson and Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2013
Volvo Ocean Race officials will visit Baltimore on Monday to evaluate a bid to host the only U.S. stop of the 2014-2015 edition of the round-the-world contest known as the Super Bowl of sailing. Volvo officials are expected to begin announcing the ports along the route next week. Announcements will continue into February. "I really believe we're going to win this thing," said Rob Housman, an executive director of Ocean Racing USA, the private-sector bidder. "The success of Sailabration last summer shows Baltimore knows how to do fantastic water events.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2012
Gregory H. Barnhill, a career investment banker who embraced and promoted hundreds of civic projects and charities, ended his life Friday evening in Baltimore County. He was 59 and lived in Stevenson. "Greg was a very good citizen who always believed in giving back," said former Rep. Helen Delich Bentley, a friend. "He was always one of the businessmen to be counted upon in any activity beneficial to Baltimore or to the state. " Mr. Barnhill spent much of his early career with the old Alex.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | September 14, 2006
The next edition of the Volvo Ocean Race has its first entry. Ericsson Racing Team, which finished fifth in the seven-boat competition that ended in June, announced yesterday that it will be at the starting line in Alicante, Spain, in the fall of 2008. Race organizers have decided to shorten the down time between the around-the-world competition from four years to three years. The Ericsson venture will again be managed by Atlant Ocean Racing, which managed the Disney-backed boat Pirates of the Caribbean in the last race.
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By CANDUS THOMSON and CANDUS THOMSON,SUN REPORTER | June 18, 2006
Hours before the first of the multimillion-dollar yachts in the Volvo Ocean Race crossed the finish line in Goteborg, Sweden, yesterday, seven months and five days after they started, race organizers removed any doubt about the competition's future. Not only will there be another global circumnavigation, but it will also return in three years, a break in the traditional four-year cycle, and include new ports of call. "This is an exciting time in the long and proud history of the Volvo Ocean Race," said Glenn Bourke, chief executive of the race, as he unveiled the outline for a bigger, bolder competition.
SPORTS
May 30, 2006
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NEWS
May 10, 2006
The Chesapeake Bay became the center of the sailing world as a pack of Volvo Open 70 yachts sailed up from Rio de Janeiro to Baltimore in Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race. After stopovers in Baltimore and Annapolis, which included maintenance, racing and a festival, the boats started the next leg of the race Sunday, heading off to New York. Thousands watched the departure from boats lining the race route and from the Bay Bridge, where the Bay Bridge Walk coincided with the restart. After New York, the racers are scheduled to head across the Atlantic Ocean to Portsmouth, England, in Leg 7 of the race.
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By CANDUS THOMSON and CANDUS THOMSON,SUN REPORTER | May 8, 2006
After nearly three weeks of being bottled up in the Chesapeake Bay, the seven yachts of the Volvo Ocean Race headed back to the open sea yesterday on the strength of building breezes and a send-off party of several thousand spectator boats. Under a milky blue sky, the boats raced from the starting line at Thomas Point Light off Anne Arundel County northward toward the Bay Bridge - where the old eastbound span had been given over to pedestrians and thousands more people took advantage of its distant view of the racers.
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