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The Miami Race Village MAP and the Schedule of Events

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The 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 in Downtown Miami, 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. Over 150,000 attendees are expected from May 6-20, 2012, as 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.

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The Downtown Miami Race Village will consist of sailing and extreme water sports activities, educational programs for children of all ages, interactive pavilions like Volvo Ocean Race’s ‘Life At The Extreme’ exhibition, which includes rides and entertainment that lets fans experience first-hand this ‘Everest of Sailing’.   Top attractions include The Dome, a 3D Cinema, The Ride, a state-of-the-art simulator that gives the feeling of being onboard a Volvo Open 70 yacht at speed in extreme conditions while being bombarded by strong winds and spray;  The Grinding Challenge, where you can pit your strength against your friends on the pedestal grinders which the crews use onboard Volvo Open 70s; and Air Balls, which gives kids the chance to ‘run’ on water. In addition, the festival will feature wake boarding, water sports exhibitions, community cardboard canoe race, a classic steamboat race, Optimist Class Nationals, food, drinks, and more.

The six competing boats will be docked at the Volvo Ocean Race Downtown Miami Marina for the public to get a closer look.  This is the most competitive fleet ever to compete in the Volvo Ocean Race and the 2011-12 edition will be the world’s toughest and longest ocean race. Amongst the 11 crew members on board each of the six Volvo Open 70s are the world’s best sailors including Olympic gold medallists, world champions and America’s Cup winners.

Schedule of Events

Events Overview Downtown Miami Race Village
Hours of Operation:
Miami May 6-20 10:00 – 19:00 Sun-Th; 10:00-22:00 Fri-Sat
Date Day Time What Location
7-May Mon 9:45 Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Entrance to Race Village
10:00 – 14:00 Big Blue & You Showcase Big Blue & You Tent
10:00- 14:00 Marmo Education Program PUMA Quad
10:00- 17:00 PUMA Stand Up Paddleboarding Arena Dock
8-May Tues 10:00 – 17:00 The Academy & Try Sailing Experience Basin
10:00 – 17:00 PUMA Stand Up Paddleboarding Arena Dock
10:30 – 12:30 Social Media Breakfast with SocialMedia305 PUMA Quad
9-May Wed 10:00 – 17:00 The Academy & Try Sailing Experience Basin
10:00 – 14:00 Big Blue & You Showcase Big Blue & You Tent
10:00 – 14:00 Marmo Education Program PUMA Quad
10:00 – 17:00 PUMA Stand Up Paddleboarding Arena Dock
17:00 – 19:00 The “Everyone Can Bolt” PUMA Speed Test PUMA Quad
10-May Thur 10:00 – 17:00 The Academy & Try Sailing Experience Basin
10:00 – 17:00 PUMA Stand Up Paddleboarding Arena Dock
11-May Fri 10:00 – 17:00 The Academy & Try Sailing Experience Basin
10:00 – 19:00 Volvo Ocean Race Academy Team Racing Basin/Intercoastal
10:00 – 14:00 PUMA Marmo Education Program PUMA Quad
10:00 – 17:00 PUMA Stand Up Paddleboarding Arena Dock
17:30 – 19:30 Oriente (Music Performance) Main Stage
19:00 – 22:00 PUMA Music Performance Puma Social Truck
20:00 -22:00 La Band (Music Performance) Main Stage
12-May Sat 8:30 – 12:00 Keep The Oceans Clean – Beach Clean Up Bear Cut, Key Biscayne
10:00 – 17:00 The Academy & Try Sailing Experience Basin
10:00 – 17:00 Volvo Ocean Race Academy Team Racing Basin/Intercoastal
10:00 – 17:00 PUMA Stand Up Paddleboarding Arena Dock
10:00 – 14:00 Cabott Cheese Community Tour (Bike Race Start) Downtown Miami Race Village
10:00 – 19:00 Antique & Classic Auto and Boat Show Downtown Miami Race Village
10:00 – 19:00 PUMA Soccer Skills Challenge PUMA Quad
12:00 – 14:00 Fabian Fernandez  (Music Performance) Main Stage
12:30 – 14:00 Big Blue & You Beach Clean-up After Party Big Blue & You Tent
14:30 – 16:30 Jimmy Stowe & Stowaways (Music Performance) Main Stage
16:00 – 17:00 The Great Steamboat Race Slip/Basin
17:00 – 18:30 Derek Stroker (Music Performance) Main Stage
19:00 – 22:00 DJ Le Spam & the Spam Allstars  (Music Performance) Main Stage
MOTHER’S DAY
13-May Sun 10:00 – 17:00 The Academy & Try Sailing Experience Basin
10:00 – 17:00 Volvo Ocean Race Academy Team Racing Basin/Intercoastal
10:00 – 19:00 Mother’s Day Celebration:Family Entertainment (Face painting, petting zoo, unicycle, clowns) Downtown Miami Race Village
10:00 – 19:00 Antique & Classic Auto and Boat Show Downtown Miami Race Village
10:00 – 17:00 PUMA Stand Up Paddleboarding Arena Dock
11:00 – 13:00 Train with PUMA Athlete Leslie Osborne and CRUNCH PUMA Pavilion
12:00 – 14:00 Fabian Fernandez (Music Performance) Main Stage
12:00 – 15:00 Big Blue & You Art Activity Big Blue & You Satellite Tents
14:00 – 16:00 Rachel Brown (Music Performance) Main Stage
15:00-19:00 Keep the Oceans Clean – Sculpture Building Workshop Big Blue & You Satellite Tents
17:00 – 19:00 Dale Powers w/ Jump-n-Jive (Music Performance) Main Stage
TBD Miami Marlins Autograph Session Main Stage
14-May Mon 10:00 – 17:00 The Academy & Try Sailing Experience Basin
10:00 – 14:00 Big Blue & You Showcase Big Blue & You Tent
10:00 – 14:00 PUMA Marmo Education Program PUMA Pavilion
10:00 – 17:00 PUMA Stand Up Paddleboarding Arena Dock
15:00-19:00 Keep the Oceans Clean – Sculpture Building Workshop Big Blue & You Satellite Tents
17:00 Model Volvo Open 70 Racing (Radio Controlled Racing) Arena Dock
15-May Tues 10:00 – 17:00 The Academy & Try Sailing Experience Basin
10:00 – 17:00 PUMA Stand Up Paddleboarding PUMA Pavilion
15:00-19:00 Keep the Oceans Clean – Sculpture Building Workshop Big Blue & You Satellite Tents
16-May Wed 10:00 – 17:00 The Academy & Try Sailing Experience Basin
10:00 – 14:00 Big Blue & You Showcase Big Blue & You Tent
10:00 – 14:00 PUMA Marmo Education Program PUMA Pavilion
10:00 – 17:00 PUMA Stand Up Paddleboarding Arena Dock
13:30 – 16:00 UM CIMAS – Ocean Forecasting Pannel Discussion Legacy Tent
15:00-19:00 Keep the Oceans Clean – Sculpture Building Workshop Big Blue & You Satellite Tents
16:00 – 18:00 PortMiami Welcome Back Puma Event Ocean Race Club
17-May Thur 10:00 – 17:00 The Academy & Try Sailing Experience Basin
10:00 Volvo Open 70 Depart for Practice Race Dockside by the Volvo Open 70′s
10:00 – 17:00 PUMA Stand Up Paddleboarding Arena Dock
13:00 Practice Race Start Miami Beach Race Area
13:00 – 17:00 Volvo Group Seminar”Mobility & Quality of Life in Mega Cities” Loews Hotel, Miami Beach
15:00-19:00 Keep the Oceans Clean – Sculpture Building Workshop Big Blue & You Satellite Tents
17:00 Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 Public Prize Giving Main Stage
19:00 Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 Prize Giving Gala Presented By Resorts World Miami Private Event/By Invitation Only
PRO-AM RACE DAY
18-May 09:00-12:30 Corporate Climate Summit 2012 WWF & VG Loews Hotel, Miami Beach
10:00 – 14:00 PUMA Marmo Education Program PUMA Pavilion
10:00 – 17:00 The Academy & Try Sailing Experience Basin
12:00 – 17:00 PUMA Stand Up Paddleboarding Arena Docks
10:30 Pro-Am Race 1 Race Course
12:15 Pro-Am Race 2 Race Course
14:00 Pro-Am Race 3 Race Course
15:00-19:00 Keep the Oceans Clean – Sculpture Building Workshop Big Blue & You Satellite Tents
16:00 Volvo Open 70 Return-Pro-Am Prize Giving Volvo Pavilion
17:00 – 19:00 Alfred Chacon  (Music Performance) Main Stage
19:00 Miami Marlins Energy Team Performance & Billy the Marlin Main Stage
20:00 – 22:00 Marijah & The Reggae Allstars (Music Performance) Main Stage
PORTMIAMI IN-PORT RACE DAY
5/19/2012 Sat 10:00 Departure Ceremony for PortMiami In-Port Race Dockside by the Volvo Open 70′s
11:00 Volvo Open Depart for PortMiami In-Port Race Dockside by the Volvo Open 70′s
12:00 – 17:00 PUMA Stand Up Paddleboarding Arena Dock
12:00 – 15:00 Big Blue & You Art Activity Big Blue & You Satellite Tents
13:00 – 14:00 PORTMIAMI In-Port Race Race Course
15:30 Skippers 1 on 1 Interviews Media mix zone
14:30 16:30 Uproot Hootenanny Bluegrass (Music Performance) Main Stage
15:00 -19:00 Keep the Oceans Clean – Sculpture Building Workshop Big Blue & You Satellite Tents
17:00 PORTMIAMI In-Port Race Prize giving Main Stage
17:00 – 19:00 Private Stock (Music Performance) Main Stage
17:30 – 17:45 Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demo Water basin, south-east corner of village
19:30 – 22:00 River Down (Music Performance) Main Stage
LEG 7 START DAY
20-May Sun 10:00 – 17:00 PUMA Closing Party PUMA Pavillion
10:00:00 Departure Ceremony Dockside by the Volvo Open 70′s
11:00 Volvo Open 70 Depart for Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7 Dockside by the Volvo Open 70′s
12:00 -13:30 Ocean Calypso Trio (Music Performance) Main Stage
12:00 – 13:00 Big Blue & You Art Activity Big Blue & You Satellite Tents
13:00 Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7 Start Miami Beach Race Course
13:30 Miami Marlins Energy Team Performance & Billy the Marlin Main Stage
14:30 Marijah & The Reggae Allstars (Music Performance) Main Stage
16:00 – 18:00 Robert Elias & the Revenge (Music Performance) Main Stage
18:00 Downtown Miami Race Village Closes


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