Volvo Ocean Race about to start, Alicante is ready

bouwe_hans-300x178What a great weekend we had last Saturday and Sunday. We were invited by Cobham to come to Alicante and visit the Race Village and be part of the In-Port-Race and preparations for the start of Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race next Saturday. It was a surprise that we were allowed on the Brunel boat. A beautiful boat and fantastic equipment on board. Impressive to see the Sailor 250 FleetBroadband and the Sailor 500 FleetBroadband mounted. The same counts of course for all other boats, as they are all identically equipped. From the bulkhead they made a special notice board.

We visited the media control center, where all the footage is collected 24/7. A  special media team will put together every day a 3 minute video of what happened on each boat that day. Great to watch. Can’t wait to see how the women of Team SCA will do. It is wonderful that after 10 years a women’s team participates again. And we believe that they could very well be the big surprise. We surely hope so.