• 17-MAY-2015

Leap of faith for True Blood star Ryan Kwanten at the Volvo Ocean Race leg 7 Start in Newport, R.I.

NEWPORT, Rhode Island, USA, May 17 Ï Hugely popular True Blood television star Ryan Kwanten was swamped by fans when he paid a surprise visit to the Volvo Ocean Race leaders, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, on Sunday in Newport, Rhode Island.

The 38-year-old Austrlian heart-throb actor was on board the Emirati boat for a competitive circuit of Narragansett Bay before launching a spectacular pre-planned leap into the waters to be picked up by a dinghy.

Abu Dhabi and the five other boats in the offshore marathon racevs fleet will now sail the 2,800 nautical miles to Lisbon for Leg 7. The trip will take them between eight and 10 days.


  • Marie Laurens
    Volvo Ocean Race News Distribution Manager