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Volvo Ocean Race on Outside TV

Published on November 9th, 2017

Outside TV, provider of adventure-sports content, will deliver an 11-part series dedicated to the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race. “Volvo Ocean Race: Raw” follows seven teams during the nine-month, around-the-world race, an adventure so intense that it borders on psychological experiment. The first episode is set to air on Nov. 13, 2017, at 10 p.m EST.

As the series begins, the audience is introduced to the grueling race as well as to the 2017-18 participants. The show takes a deep dive into the competition and its characters, recounting their time at sea during an incredibly physically and emotionally draining period; for nine months, these individuals’ lives are reduced to “eat, sleep, sail, repeat.” T

The show, produced by Sunset and Vine, features not only interviews with the sailors and racing footage, but also content from onboard the boats. Each boat is structurally identical in every way and a multimedia journalist is embedded with each team, tasked with documenting the ups and downs of the race. The journalist takes the viewer behind the scenes to see an unfiltered version of life on the boat.

“We’re happy to collaborate again with adventure-sports media partner Outside TV to showcase this amazing global race and broadcast our coverage in the U.S. in 2017-18,” says Leon Sefton, head of television for Volvo Ocean Race. “With the Volvo Ocean Race’s new digital-first approach, a partner like Outside TV provides us a terrific online platform for our content to be viewed and shared digitally in the U.S., as well as delivering television distribution.”

The 11-episode series consists of two 60-minute episodes (the premiere and the finale) and nine 30-minute episodes. The first episode of “Volvo Ocean Race: Raw” will air on Nov. 13 at 10 p.m. EST on Outside TV. Following the premiere, short-form clips of the action will be available on

Outside TV’s content is distributed through a variety of platforms, including national cable, satellite and OTT providers,, social media and the recently launched subscription on-demand app.

For a show teaser… click here.

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2017-18 Edition: Entered Teams – Skippers
Team AkzoNobel (NED), Simeon Tienpont (NED)
Dongfeng Race Team (CHN), Charles Caudrelier (FRA)
MAPFRE (ESP), Xabi Fernández (ESP)
Vestas 11th Hour Racing (DEN/USA), Charlie Enright (USA)
Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag (HKG), David Witt (AUS)
Turn the Tide on Plastic (POR), Dee Caffari (GBR)
Team Brunel (NED), Bouwe Bekking (NED)

Background: Racing the one design Volvo Ocean 65, the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race begins in Alicante, Spain on October 22 2017 with the final finish in The Hague, Netherlands on June 30 2018. In total, the 11-leg race will visit 12 cities in six continents: Alicante, Lisbon, Cape Town, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Auckland, Itajaí, Newport, Cardiff, Gothenburg, and The Hague. A maximum of eight teams will compete.

Source: Outside TV

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