(May 15, 2009) The teams competing in the Volvo Ocean Race 2008/9 leave the Boston stopover on Saturday, May 16th, and the race village that was created will soon be dismantled too. The village was constructed on an area called Fan Pier, which is an area of the city that has long sought development, but to date had very little recognition. It proved to be a tremendous venue, and with a mixed use development project in the works, the recognition that the race provided the area will reap significant dividends. This week's videos provide a look at the area for the Boston stopover.
Torben Grael skippered Ericsson 4 approaching the finish line just off of the race village to win Leg 6 from Rio de Janiero to Boston.
The construction of PUMA City, which proved to be a focal point of the race village
Footage from the village and of PUMA City
One of the bands that played on the Boston stopover stage