(September 6-12, 2008) The Volvo Ocean Race begins October 4th, where the fleet of eight boats will complete a race course that takes them around the world. Past races have utilized onboard crew to provide stories and imagery from each entrant, but for this event it is required of each boat to have a dedicated media member handling the duties, where it will be their sole responsibility to film and photograph all the action as it occurs. They are not crew, they are imbedded reporters.
To prepare us for this heightened level of communication, here are two videos provided by the PUMA Racing Team. The top video discusses their preparation in August that led up to the team's Atlantic Ocean crossing this past week, with the lower video using footage from the 2005-2006 race.