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VOLVO OCEAN Race!

With the world 71% covered in water and only 29% Earth . i wonder why the media isn't covering this race! We have for the first time some bad ass women racing against the boys in this extreme world out there!



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Re: VOLVO OCEAN Race!

In the age of instant gratification and celebrity, the VOR provides neither. Mind you, it does to sailors, but to the mainstream, they can't see a winner in an hour or two at the pub, nor follow some sports personality smacking his wife or wearing his underwear on a billboard. People are too shallow for the VOR.
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InPeople are too shallow for the VOR.
Which is exactly why I'm a rabid fan.
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I like the women. But they need to pick up the speed.
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Been watching since day 1. Great APP and excellent coverage for those that are interested. I plan to meet them in Newport next spring.
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Yea the race is great and good coverage but it would be great if the newsmedia would talk about .. all we hear Iis shootings and other sports
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The women did the last part of the first leg with a broken head. Used a bucket. Surely that's CNN-worthy.


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He'll ya. This women are tuff and i love it that they are in it .. can't wait for next leg. I'm playing the virtualregatta.com

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Re: VOLVO OCEAN Race!

With all the media and options on the boats this year, I do hope they do leg documentaries as they have before. As much as I like watching the play-by-play, I do love the full episodes too. I know there isn't the mainstream coverage out there, but I'm sure a lot of the people interested are already faithfully following the race, but I agree it'd be nice to see some more coverage to try to draw in some new viewers.

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Re: VOLVO OCEAN Race!

NBC Sports Network is running a weekly series on it. The first few shows had a lot of back story, but they are now starting to focus on the racing and maintenance setbacks more.
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Programs airing within the next 2 weeks
Sailing (Volvo Ocean Race: Race Around the World Weekly 5: Thu, Nov 13, 10:30 AM)
Sailing (Volvo Ocean Race: Race Around the World Weekly 6: Mon, Nov 17, 7:30 PM)
Sailing (Volvo Ocean Race: Race Around the World Weekly 7: Mon, Nov 24, 7:30 PM)
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