Volvo Ocean Race and The Downtown Miami Race Village 5/6-20/12

Volvo Ocean Race and The Downtown Miami Race Village
May 6th-May 20, 2012
Bicentennial Park
301 North Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, Florida 33132
www.volvooceanracemiami.org

The Volvo Ocean Race Downtown Miami Race Village is a large scale production and 14-day event taking place in Bicentennial Park. Spanning over 27 acres overlooking the bay, the village will provide tourists and the local South Florida community a place to “Sea and be Seen” with an international and interactive race village that will showcase cultural arts, music entertainment, food, and more. Miami is the only North American stopover of this global “Super Bowl” of sailing.

With a rich history of sailing in the South Florida community and home to the U.S. Sailing Center, the Volvo Ocean Race committee was confident that the City of Miami would be the ideal North American stopover. Downtown Miami Village will consist of sailing and extreme water sports activities, educational programs for children of all ages, interactive pavilions, a 3-D Marine Cinema featuring the global race, music entertainment and wrap-around events. During the 14-day stopover the 6 professional race teams will gather points during the In-Port Race that counts toward the overall leader board and a Pro-Am race putting sponsors with the professionals. In addition, the festival will feature wakeboarding, water sports exhibitions, community cardboard canoe race, a classic steamboat race, Optimist Class Nationals, food, drinks, a Gala and more.

The Downtown Miami Race village will consist of dynamic entertainment, interactive pavilions and wrap-around events. Throughout the race village there will be various activities that children can engage in such as a 3-D cinema, which will give children a sense of what it is like to ride the world’s most extreme waves. Also, a grinding challenge, where participants put their strengths against their friends on the pedestal grinders which are the same ones the crews use on board. Kids will also have a unique opportunity to run on water with our on water challenge, Air Balls.

Also making an appearance at the race village is PUMA’s newly-launched mascot, Marmo who will spend time with children and their families to host Marmo’s Education Program. Marmo will make guest appearances at the PUMA Quad in the race village and will be on site to host a range of fun, ocean conservation education games, activities for young children and will lead events to encourage recycling drives and beach clean-ups. He will also be on hand for story- time readings of his new book.

Other activities to partake in at the village include: stand up paddleboarding lessons, sailing lessons, the Youth National Opti Championships, The Classic Steamboat Race, Academy Team Racing, Keep the Ocean’s Clean beach cleanup, Antique & Classic Auto and Boat Show, PUMA Social Club Truck, Special Mother’s Day activities; such as face painting, jugglers, unicyclist, petting zoo, and more! Don’t forget live music performances, amazing food, drinks and an experience you visitors will talk about for years.

This Miami stopover will provide the In-Port and Pro-Am Races taking place along the coast of Miami Beach. The six 70’ sailing yachts will race for points during the In Port Race and will offer excitement to festival goers and sailing enthusiasts.

May 6th Sunday Arrival Ceremony Main stage
10 am – 5 pm Stand up Paddle Boarding
11 am – 7 pm PUMA Social Club Truck

May 7th Monday
10 am – 1 pm Miami Legacy Showcase Tent
9 am – 5 pm Learn to sail
11 am – 7 pm PUMA Social Club Truck
All Day – Marmo Education Program

May 8th Tuesday
9 am – 5 pm Learn to sail
10 am – 5 pm Stand Up Paddle Boarding
11 am – 7 pm PUMA Social Club Truck

May 9th Wednesday
9 am – 5 pm Learn to Sail
10 am – 2 pm Miami Legacy Showcase Tent
10 am – 2 pm Marmo Education Program
10 am – 5 pm Stand Up Paddle Boarding
11 am – 7 pm PUMA Social Club Truck

May 10th Thursday
9 am – 5 pm Learn to Sail
10 am – 7 pm Youth National Opti Championships
10 am – 5 pm Stand Up Paddle Boarding
11 am – 1 pm Scientist Panel UM + “Big Blue & You”
11 am – 7 pm PUMA Social Club Truck

May 11th Friday
9 am – 5 pm USODA Volvo Ocean Race National Championships
9 am – 5 pm Learn to Sail
10 am – 1 pm Miami Legacy Showcase Tent
10 am – 1 pm Marmo Education Program
10 am – 5 pm Stand Up Paddle Boarding
10 am – 7 pm Youth National Opti Championships
10 am – 7 pm Family Concert Weekend Begins
12 pm – 10 pm PUMA Social Club Truck
* Classic Steamboat Race
* Acadamy Team Racing
call (305) 476-2076 for more info

May 12th Saturday
9 am – 5 pm USODA Volvo Ocean Race National Championships in ICW
9 am – 5 pm Learn to Sail
10 am – 7 pm Family Concert Weekend
10 am – 5 pm Stand Up Paddle Boarding
10 am – 4 pm Miami Legacy Showcase Tent
12 pm – 10 pm PUMA Social Club Truck
* Classic Steamboat Race
* Academy Team Racing
* “Keep The Oceans Clean” – Beach Clean Up
* Marmo Beach Clean – Up
call (305) 476-2076 for more info

May 13th Sunday
9 am – 5 pm USODA Volvo Ocean Race National Championships in ICW
9 am – 5 pm Learn to Sail
10 am – 9 pm Antique Classic Auto and Boat Show
10 am – 4 pm Miami Legacy Showcase Tent
10 am – 5 pm Stand Up Paddle Boarding
11 am – 7 pm PUMA Social Club Truck
* “Keep The Oceans Clean” – Workshop
* Academy Team Racing
call (305) 476-2076 for more info

May 14th Monday
9 am – 5 pm Learn to Sail
10 am – 1 pm Marmo Education Program
10 am – 5 pm Stand Up Paddle Boarding
11 am – 7 pm PUMA Social Club Truck

May 15th Tuesday
9 am – 5 pm Learn to Sail
10 am – 2 pm Miami Legacy Showcase Tent
10 am – 5 pm Stand Up Paddle Boarding
11 am – 7 pm PUMA Social Club Truck

May 16th Wednesday
9 am – 5 pm Learn to Sail
10 am – 2 pm Miami Legacy Showcase Tent
10 am – 1 pm Marmo Education Program
10 am – 5 pm Stand Up Paddle Boarding
11 am – 7 pm PUMA Social Club Truck
5 pm – MODEL VOLVO OPEN 70 RACING

May 17th Thursday
9 am – 5 pm Learn to Sail
10 am – 2 pm Miami Legacy Showcase Tent
10 am – 5 pm Stand Up Paddle Boarding
11 am – 7 pm PUMA Social Club Truck
1 pm – 4 pm Volvo Group Seminar- “Transport Challenges in Mega Cities”
2 pm – In Port Practice Race (South Beach)

May 18th Friday Pro – Am Race Day
9 am – 4 pm WWF Climate Savers Summit
9:30am – Depart Docks to Team Songs
10 am – 4 pm Marmo Education Program
10 am – 5 pm Stand Up Paddle Boarding
12 pm –10 pm PUMA Social Club Truck
12 pm – Pro – Am Race 1
1 pm – Pro – Am Race 2
2 pm – Pro – Am Race 3 Prizes Awarded After Race 3 Main stage
5 pm – MODEL VOLVO OPEN 70 RACING

May 19th Saturday IN PORT RACE DAY
10 am – 4 pm Miami Legacy Showcase Tent
10 am – 5 pm Stand Up Paddle Boarding
12 pm – 10 pm PUMA Social Club Truck
10 am – Dock Out
1 pm – IN PORT RACE (South Beach)
Prizes Awarded After race Main Stage
Concert Main Stage
Volvo Ocean Race Warm Up in the Evening
Volvo Group Beach Party/Cookout in the Evening
call (305) 476-2076 for more info

May 20th Sunday LEG 7 START DAY
10 am – 4 pm Miami Legacy Showcase Tent
11 am – 4 pm PUMA Social Club Truck
10 am Departure Ceremony to Team Songs
1 pm – Leg 7 Starts
6 pm – Race Village Closes

The Miami legacy Showcase’s main goal will is to inspire participating youth to understand the importance of water (both fresh and salt) in our daily lives and how they can be involved in protecting this precious resource .
Together with organizations such as Shake-A-Leg, Biscayne Nature Center, The Reclamation Project, ECOMB, UM/RSMAS and Fertile Earth Foundation, the legacy aims to is to create an interactive, hands-on activity area for local Miami K-12 students who visit the Downtown Miami Race Village in collaboration with the best local marine and/or water-related nonprofits in South Florida.

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