The One Ocean Exploration Zone is a unique exhibit to the Newport Stopover of the 2017-2018 Volvo Ocean Race that offers hands-on opportunities for kids and adults alike to discover ocean science and learn more about protecting the marine environment.
The ocean system connects us all by providing multiple services to our living environment – food, weather patterns, the oxygen we breathe, and vast recreational activities. The One Ocean Exploration Zone will bring together 26 organizations enhancing environmental efforts at the stopover on ocean literacy, raising awareness of stressors on the marine environment, and educating visitors about conservation and sustainability efforts underway from the local to global scale.
Sail Newport was founded in 1983, is home to New England’s largest public sailing center and is considered Rhode Island’s premier public sailing site.
Award-winning instructional programs, fleets of rental boats and a prime one-design sailing facility equipped with hoists are just some of our features. The Dr. Robin Wallace Youth Sailing Center is the headquarters of Sail Newport’s Youth Sailing Program serving hundreds of children each season. Dinghy docks, ramp-launching, summer and winter storage, on-shore conveniences and ample free parking round out Sail Newport’s assets to recreational sailors. Located at picturesque Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Sail Newport offers easy and affordable access to sailing.
Sail Newport’s mission is to promote and operate affordable public sailing instruction, rental programs and to create opportunities to attract new sailors to the sport.