In May, 12 Warrior Sailors attended the Volvo Ocean Race Stopover in Newport, RI for 3 days of J-22 racing. For the first 2 days, representatives from sponsors, MetLife, sailed with the Warriors in some challenging races in unpredictable winds. On Day 3, each Warrior Sailing team welcomed a professional sailor from the Volvo Ocean Race to their boats.
Team Vestas 11th Hour Racing invited the warriors onboard for a look at their boat and insider explanations on their around the world race. Warrior Sailors Bobby Donnelly commented that sailing with the professional teams was a highlight. “All the teams gave us a lot of good tips and helped us learn about tactics and strategy.”
Bobby will return to local sailing clubs in Tom’s River where he teaches his kids to sail and will continue club racing and working on classic boats.
Check out a Warrior @ Volvo Ocean Race 2018 Video