Mark SHARMAN, ITV Controller of Sport said, 'With over eight months of racing in the world's most treacherous seas, the Volvo Ocean Race provides a terrific adventure story for ITV viewers to follow. Using the latest technological innovations, Sunset + Vine's production will ensure viewers get closer to the action than ever before.'
The Volvo Ocean Race is one of the world's premier sporting events, and one of the harshest sports challenges. Starting in Galicia, Spain in November, the crews spend a grueling seven months battling severe weather and each other in demanding conditions, taking in Cape Town, South Africa, Melbourne, Australia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and New York, USA before finishing next June in Gothenburg, Sweden. The yachts are scheduled to arrive in Portsmouth, Great Britain in May next year.
With ten cameras onboard each boat, linked by satellite to a purpose built studio and editing facility at race headquarters just outside Portsmouth, Sunset+Vine's coverage will show key moments of the battle between the world's top professional sailors and the worst that the oceans can throw at them.