Perhaps it’s because the Vendee Globe is well and truly finished or that the Volvo Ocean Race is heading back towards Europe soon, but the coverage seems to be cutting through more. This race is a fantastic example of the old ways of media being replaced with new. Not so long ago, we would have bemoaned the fact that no network tv would pick up the sport live and if we were lucky we would get to see a highlight reel on a niche sports magazine show. Now we have lots of ways to follow the sport we love.
Today in Boston, The Volvo Ocean Race fleet will compete in the In-Port Race. Unfortunately we won’t be there, but many of our readers and friends will be.
If you’re on the water in Boston, you can follow the racing through audio commentary on VHF channel 67.
If you are not lucky enough to be in Boston – live audio commentary in English and Spanish is also available on the race website, www.volvooceanrace.org The live shows start at 16:45 GMT.
The Boston In-Port Race will be also be broadcast live on the internet at www.volvooceanrace.tv beginning at 12:45 local time (16:45 GMT)
There are also a bunch of people who will be there sending twitter updates including: