The Everest of Sailing starts Nov 5th 2011, beginning nine months of the Volvo Ocean Race that starts in Alicante and concludes in Galway, Ireland, during early July 2012, the teams will sail over 39,000 nautical miles of the world’s most treacherous seas via Cape Town, Abu Dhabi, Sanya, Auckland, around Cape Horn to Itajaí, Miami, Lisbon, and Lorient.
Their challenge is to record the fastest time between ports is the longest, most demanding sporting contest the world is what drives the men back to a race that offers no prize money, just the glory of holding the Volvo Ocean Race trophy.
Six boats each a with team of 11 professionals race day and night for more than 20 days at a time on some of the legs. They will each take on different jobs onboard the boat and on top of these sailing roles, there will be two sailors that have had medical training, as well as a sail maker, an engineer and a dedicated media crew member.
Sailing at the extreme: no fresh food is taken onboard so they live off freeze dried fare, they will experience temperature variations from -5 to +40 degrees Celsius and will only take one change of clothes :scared: andl trust their lives to the boat and the skipper while experiencing hunger and sleep deprivation.
How to follow the Volvo Ocean Race here http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/whatis.html
Go Camper ETNZ :smile_gre
Cheers Alan :zbeer: