RAW 100: Southern Ocean sailing in the Volvo Ocean Race

Courtesy of Red Bull

Witness the power of the wind and waves and the sheer speed of the Volvo Ocean Race. This never-before-created RAW 100 video gives you a perspective only the sailors ever really experience.

The Southern Ocean is a place like no other: it’s unfathomably cold and the waves are taller than houses. It’s always grey and the squalls are filled with snow rather than rain. The wind is relentless too – a calm day is anything under 30 knots (55kph). And, every few years, a group of sailors head down to the Roaring 40s (and 50s) in the Volvo Ocean Race to complete the iconic leg from Auckland, NZ to Itaji, Brazil.

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