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Ask the OBR: From Driving The Boat To Jokes On The Rail

One of the questions I’ve been asked the most by people unfamiliar with the race is, “How hard is it to sail the boat and shoot pictures at the same time?”  The core ground rule of being an On-Board Reporter (OBR) is that we cannot help sail the boat.   471 more words


New Year 2015 in Abu Dhabi


I never turn down the opportunity to spend time in Abu Dhabi, so after a lovely Christmas at home, I flew out with my mum to celebrate New Years with my dad, watch some live sporting events and maybe do a little bit of uni work in the peace and sunshine. 1,262 more words

Abu Dhabi

Challenging Beginning for MAPFRE at Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race

MAPFRE faced challenges at the beginning of Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean race this January 2015.

The team first met harsh conditions in Abu Dhabi characterized by intense fog and little wind. 284 more words

MAPFRE Insular

Ask the OBR: Drones on Azzam?

One of the hardest parts of being an OBR is waking up each day expected to find new ways to shoot the same 65 feet of carbon fiber.   386 more words


I'm Saaaaiiiiiling!

No, I’m not- I just had the urge to throw out one of my favorite What About Bob? quotes. Sailing ranks among my least favorite activities on the planet. 558 more words

Meet Matt Knighton: "War Correspondent"

Sports cover and feature article in The National, “Meet Matt Knighton: War Correspondent of Volvo Ocean Race for Abu Dhabi boat Azzam by Osman Samiuddin.  Read the full article here.