PUMA Global introduced Read, the training boat and the PUMA Racing Team at a ceremony in Boston attended by Volvo Ocean Race CEO Glenn Bourke, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, PUMA CEO Jochen Zeitz, Save the Harbor President Patricia A. Foley, and Secretary Daniel O’Connell of Massachusetts.
“Boston has a proud association with international sailing and sailors. There has been great enthusiasm from everyone involved in making the Boston stopover happen. I fully expect that Boston will put on a tremendous show when the race comes to town,” said Glenn Bourke.
Two weeks of festivals and local events are planned during mid-May 2009, to celebrate the arrival and departure of the Volvo Ocean Race. A point-scoring in-port race will be held in Boston Harbour if the wind is in a favourable direction. Alternatively the race will be held just outside the harbour.
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