Media Keen to Sail in Round-the-World Race

Press Release
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Organizers of the Volvo Ocean Race received more than 1,500 applications to sail as 2013 race observers.

“The onboard reporter is a unique feature of this event,” said Volvo Ocean Race Chief Executive Knut Frostad. “They are the war correspondent of the race. It’s something that we started quite recently and it’s really to bring the story, excitement and action to the audience. It’s an incredibly tough job. It’s probably the toughest journalist job you can find.”

The reporters, known as media crew members (MCMs) in the previous two editions of the race, helped transform TV, press and internet coverage.

Their role was made possible by Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband service, which enables them to send video, photos, blogs and audio clips from anywhere along the 39,000 nautical-mile race route.

For the next race, organizers want applicants who can tell stories about the race across a variety of media. Rick Deppe, Onboard Reporter Project Manager for the race, said, “The levels of skill and experience from many of the candidates are off the charts.”

Those lucky enough to be shortlisted for the role will spend five weeks training at the race headquarters in Alicante, Spain. The ones who get through will then be matched up with one of the teams for the pre-race period, plus the event itself.
 

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