While most of us are planning our halloween costumes the Volvo 70s have started the Volvo Ocean Race.
Over the next 9 months, 6 boats will race over 39,000 nautical miles via Cape Town, Abu Dhabi, Sanya, Auckland, around Cape Horn to Itajai, Miami, Lisbon and Lorient.
There are 6 teams competiting and 11 professional sailors on each boat. Racers are equiped with one change of clothes and will sail through temeperature variations from -5 to +40 degrees Celcius.
To watch their journey through the windless doldrums and across turbluent ship wreaking seas visit the Volvo Ocean Race Website