PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN - VOLVO OCEAN RACE - 21 March 2005

 

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A Pirate's Life


The Volvo Ocean Race is braced for the glare of Hollywood with the ground-breaking announcement today, (posted March 21) that there will be a Pirates of the Caribbean II entry in the 2005-2006 round the world race.

 

 

 

Volvo 'Pirates' boat

 

 

The Walt Disney Company and Volvo (Volvo Car Corporation and AB Volvo) have entered into a unique film marketing deal for Pirates of the Caribbean II and the agreement will include the creation of a competitive entry in the 31,250 nm adventure - the world's premier ocean race.

 

The announcement of the 'Pirates' boat ensures a high-profile US presence among the fleet for the eight-month epic.

 

Glenn Bourke, the Volvo Ocean Race CEO, said: 'The excitement and intrigue which this entry brings to the race takes us to a whole new level in terms of global profile and exposure. To link up with a Hollywood icon such as the Walt Disney Company is a fillip for the event and for sailing in general.

 

'The deal also underscores the value of the Volvo Ocean Race as a compelling marketing communications tool in the eyes of the commercial world. In terms of competition, I fully expect this team, proudly flying the flag of the United States, will be at the sharp end of the race for honours.'

 

 

 

Glenn Bourke

 

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Gore Verbinski, once again stars Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, Orlando Bloom as Will Turner and Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Swann. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, the spectacular follow-up to the international blockbuster released in 2003, is currently being filmed in Los Angeles and the Caribbean and is due for release in July 2006.

 

Dick Cook, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, said: 'We're excited to be participating in the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race, which is very much like the 'formula one' of yacht racing. This is a fun and unique way to remind viewers all over the world that Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest will be sailing into theatres next summer. Given the film's high seas adventures and nautical themes, this marathon sporting event is a great way to make some waves and generate awareness among the millions of viewers.'

 

The 'Pirates' campaign will be headed by Atlant Ocean Racing, the syndicate company of Richard Brisius and Johan Salen.

 

 

 

Magnificent seven and may be more

 


Glenn Bourke CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race has confirmed that there is now a USA team for the Volvo Ocean Race 2005  Those of you who thought that the 2005 Volvo Ocean Race was going to be the six entries are about to be proved wrong.

 

 

 

Dead Man's Chest

 


Along with two from Holland (ABN Amro), Spain (Telefonica Movistar), Brazil (Brazil 1), Scandinavia (Atlant Ocean Racing) and Australia (Premier Challenge), it is now safe to confirm that there will be a funded entry from the United States.  There is also a possibility of additional entries from four more teams with  realistic chances of getting the necessary funds.

"A bit late in the day?" Some of you may well be saying but Farr Yacht design already has a package tailored to just these sort of entries with thousands of hours of data to build the right yacht and free from the hindrance of free thought, one of these teams may well build a Volvo 70 with good all round capabilities copied straight from the data rather than changed by too much in put.


Also the boat builders that have already built Volvo 70s or who are in the process of doing so, will have made and learnt from the experience enabling them to build similar yachts more quickly.


One thing is for certain and that is there are plenty of veteran Volvo sailors
just itching to get a ride and ABN Amro were swamped with enquiries for their
youth team. Sailors who have experience with the Reichel Pugh Z86s and other
canting keel Maxis will also have a good idea of how these boats will behave;
there is not a shortage of crew.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volvo Ocean Race - Pirates of the Caribbean

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

7 BOATS SO FAR ......................  SEPTEMBER 2005 START

 

 

SANXENXO  START

VIRGO

CAPE TOWN

MELBOURNE

WELLINGTON

RIO DE JANIERO

BALTIMORE

NEW YORK

PORTSMOUTH

ROTTERDAM

GOTHENBURG

THE WINNER

 

 

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