Charlie Enright, a Bristol resident and a professional sailor, will be racing around the world for the first time in the Volvo Ocean Race, a Grand Prix competition that runs from Oct. 4, 2014 through June 27, 2015, with the only North American stopover in Newport from May 5-17. Enright’s team, Team Alvimedica, will join Team SCA (with fellow American Sally Barkow onboard), Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Dongfeng Race Team and Team Brunel in the race, which will be contested over 38,739 nautical miles and nine months. The race starts in October in Alicante, Spain and finishes in Gothenburg, Sweden.more
Before Charlie Enright and Mark Towill could sail through the Southern Ocean’s gales in the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race, they needed help from a Disney movie, a Turkish medical devices company and a business plan.
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee this month appointed 21 members to the R.I. Sailing Events Commission, a group created by a November executive order in an effort to attract more internationally recognized sailing events to the state.
“The Hilton Providence plays an important role in the city’s economy, as well as providing outstanding hospitality to guests visiting our city,” said Graham Kilvert, first vice president and lending center manager for Rockland Trust. “Rockland Trust is thrilled to support The Procaccianti Group in its latest commercial project.”
BILOXI, Miss. – Twin River Worldwide Holdings, the parent company of Twin River Casino, is buying the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi in Mississippi for about $250 million, The Associated Press reported last week.
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