Monday, April 13th 2020
What To Watch: Volvo Ocean Race 2017–2018
The inside-story of what it takes to win sailing’s iconic race around the world, and the ultimate test of a team in professional sport. Seven fully professional sailing teams battle to claim ocean racing’s greatest prize, in a race that covers 11 legs over 45,000 nautical miles, taking in 12 major cities and six continents.
I am forever fascinated by extreme endurance challenges. There aren't many that can compare to the 9 month long sailboat race around the world that is the Volvo Ocean Race. It has the tech of F1, the navigation of an adventure or orienteering competition, the weight consciousness of pro cycling, the brutality of the Dakar and survival challenges not quite like anything else.
If you have some spare TV time, I think you'll find this entertaining. The entire documentary series is on YouTube free of charge.