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VIDEO: Life of an Onboard Reporter

Published on May 28th, 2018

Jérémie Lecaudey (FRA) shares what his life has been like as an onboard reporter for the Volvo Ocean Race:

“Sometimes you are wondering why you are on a sailing boat in the middle of the ocean, surrounded by people you don’t know. It is cold, it is wet, the food is sh*t and your pictures look horrible. Why, why, why? But meeting incredible people was my main reason to get on these boats. I wanted to get a slap in my face and I got that alright. I got to see the world like I have never seen before. After 8 months of racing I am on the way across the Atlantic to complete my trip around the globe on a sailing boat. Just like that.”

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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: Volvo Ocean Race

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