With the America’s Cup seemingly headed down the black hole of legal proceedings, maybe it’s time to show the Volvo Ocean Race a little love. This video will help you get in the mood:
It captures a key truth: in the sport of sailing, nothing beats the early years of the Volvo (nee Whitbread Race) for pure grit and a spirit of adventure.
For more Volvo nostalgia, check out the VOR’s 40 Years, 40 Faces photo exhibition.
Here, I’ll get you started: