Local Guide: Volvo Ocean Race in Miami, FL

Editor’s note: We’ll be heading to Miami later this month for the Volvo Ocean Race’s In-Port Race Weekend.


The Volvo Ocean Race Village in Miami opens today, and is the only North American stopover in the 2011-2012 edition of the race. Here’s your guide to what’s on in Miami in the coming two weeks. A full calendar can be found here, at the stopover website, but we’ve included some events to get you started. Here’s whats going on for the next few days at Bicentennial Park.

Events

Date Day Time What Location
6-May Sun 8:00 – 20:30 PUMA Opening Party PUMA Quad
10:00 – 17:00 PUMA Stand Up Paddleboarding Arena Dock
10:30-15:20 Marmo Ocean Sing-Along and Book Readings PUMA Quad
11:00 – 19:00 PUMA Social Club Truck Outside PUMA Quad
12:00 – 14:00 Oceanic Calypso Trio Main Stage
13:30 Miami Marlins Energy Team Performance & Billy the Marlin Main Stage
14:30 – 16:30 IKO IKO (Music Performance) Main Stage
17:30 – 19:00 Rachel Brown (Music Performance) Main Stage
7-May Mon 9:45 Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Entrance to Race Village
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
8-May Tues 10:00 – 17:00 The Academy & Try Sailing Experience Basin
10:00 – 17:00 PUMA Stand Up Paddleboarding Arena Dock
10:00 – 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

Way Around

Here’s some local recommendations with regards to the best things to eat and see in Miami.

American breakfast: The Front Porch Cafe, 1458 Ocean Drive. Classic American breakfast food practically right on Miami Beach.

Casual lunch: Orange Cafe, 2 NE 40th St. $5+. Perfect sandwiches made on crusty French bread and more. Traditional cafe-fare that won’t break the bank.

Hipster dinner: Nemesis, 1035 N. Miami Ave. Entrees $31+.Creative menu (things like Caramelized Shallot Focaccia and Guava Chili Pork). A place that many locals haven’t even discovered yet.

Dinner splurge: NAOE, 661 Brickell Key Drive. Exclusive. Fixed menu starts at $85. Unique, fresh sushi and Japanese haute cuisine. Perfect for those with sensitive, honed palates. Portions are smaller. It’s the exclusivity that you pay for. Consistently ranked one of the best restaurants in Miami.

Photo by Paul Todd / Volvo Ocean Race.

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