DVD -Volvo Ocean Race 2005-2006 - Life at the Extreme
Reviewed in SAILING October 2007:
The cover says 'Life at the Extreme', and the accompanying photos give you a small taste of what life is like aboard a Volvo boat. But if you really want to find out firsthand, then watch this DVD.
The commentary is awesome and the footage amazing. The 'oackage' comprises a set of two DVDs, which run for about four-and-a-half hours. These give you an in-depth view of what happened during the race, and you'll learn more about the lives of those taken part. It is all, quite frankly, addictive.
Each boat was equipped with 10 onboard cameras to capture the action. Some of those were smart cameras which means that when you push the record button they start recording from two minutes before. So, after a very hairy broach or spin-out, the helsmsman could push record and have the last two minutes recorded.
These DVDs truly show you "Life at the extreme."
Relive all the drama, spectacle and
excitement of the Volvo Ocean Race 2005-2006!
The Volvo Ocean Race is a heroic event, with intrepid crews bracing the high seas to circumnavigate the globe. In order to capture the action as it happened, during htis race each boat was equipped with ten on-board cameras constantly filming the adventure at sea. At the same time on-shore observational cameras were granted exclusive access to people and eents both around and away from the race.
Enjoy all the aciton as the crews attempt to tame the beast that is the Volvo Open 70 - a radical new bat design - in hostile weather, and witness the historic moment when - on leg 2 Cape Town to Melbourne - the world sailing speed record for distance covered within 24 hours was smashed, with 562.96 nautical miles achieved.
Price: - available on request -
Book ID (for ordering): 2347