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2 August 2005, 01:23 pm
CAYARD Set To Skipper Pirates Of The Caribbean Team
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Volvo Ocean Race 2005-2006

Paul CAYARD (USA) is set to return to one of the toughest and most gruelling competitions in sailing. It also happens to be one of his favourites - the Volvo Ocean Race, the round the world race, which he won as the first American skipper in history in the 1997-1998 event.

'It was the most exciting race of my life, one that has left an indelible mark on my professional career and provided me with the most on a human level. That's why I decided to do it again,' says CAYARD, on the verge of a great sea and shore adventure.

The entry is part of a unique marketing alliance between The Walt Disney Company and Volvo Ocean Race supporting the July 2006 feature film release of Walt Disney Pictures'/Jerry Bruckheimer Films' Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. 'Disney's involvement in the project has been another determining factor,' CAYARD continues. 'It's an enormous opportunity to introduce the general public to sailing and to the Volvo Ocean Race. I simply couldn't say 'no' to a proposal of this scope.'

The Black Pearl, the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest boat, is designed by Farr Yacht Design and is currently under construction at Green Marine in Great Britain. The launch of the boat is scheduled for the end of August.

Event Media. Image, CAYARD and Phil TRINTER at the Olympics:© Ben Radford/Getty Images
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