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Volvo Ocean Race sailboats reach US, MAPFRE wins latest leg

A fleet of the world’s fastest racing monohull sailboats, near the end of a 45,000-nautical-mile, round-the-world competition, were expected to arrive in Newport, Rhode Island, early this week for a brief pit stop and some inshore racing before dashing across the Atlantic Ocean toward the Dutch finish line.