The Volvo Ocean Race

The Volvo Ocean Race is recognized as one of the most grueling races in the world. It’s a true test of endurance for each team as they race around the clock for more than twenty days at a time during some legs. Teams sail over 39,000 miles in some of the toughest conditions through the world’s most treacherous seas. The race begins in Alicante, Spain in October 2011 and concludes in Galway, Ireland during early July 2012.

MediaTracks hosted a national major market Radio Media Tour with the captain of the Puma Ocean Racing team, Ken Read, as he spoke with stations across the United States.

Read talked to stations live from the Atlantic as the race was happening. While the race is 39,000 miles, all teams make ten stops including the start, says Read. Read talked about the many unique aspects of the race such as his team’s experience passing small fishing boats on the coast of Brazil on a ship boasting a Puma billboard.

“You should have seen the look on these guys’ faces, going, ‘what the hell, there’s a billboard?’” said Read. “It’s some interesting stuff.”

Just click on the links below to listen to interviews with Ken Read and learn more about the Volvo Ocean Race:

http://www.wbgo.org/internal/mediaplayer/?podcastID=1860&type=sportsjam#item

http://www.wgnradio.com/shows/billleff/wgnam-leff-volvo-ocean-race-2012,0,1488015.mp3file

You can also find out more about this one-of-a-kind race at www.volvooceanrace.com

Race Village in the Volvo Ocean Race (Cape Town, South Africa)

Puma Ocean Racing powered by BERG skippered by Ken Read from the USA during the V&A Waterfront In-Port Race in Cape Town, South Africa

 

 

 

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