(WPRI) – This week’s Hero travels across the globe, sailing at the highest level.
Skipper Charlie Enright and his team will test their sailing prowess when they face some of the world’s premiere sailors in the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race.
The Bristol native started his team, Alvimedica, with fellow Brown grad Mark Towhill.
“It’s been something that Mark and I have been after for a while now,” Enright said.
The crew will be in Newport until July when they take part in the Round Britain and Ireland Race, a dress rehearsal that will help finalize their team.
Enright hopes to follow in the footsteps of fellow Rhode Islander Ken Read, who secured a third place finish in the last Volvo Ocean Race.