Round-the-World yacht racing is one of the most gruelling sporting challenges a person can put themselves through. No yacht race comes more extreme than the Volvo Ocean Race – encircling the globe over a course of 45,000 nautical miles, facing waves of over 40m and extremes temperature ranges from -5 to 40°C. The 22m length yachts cross 4 oceans in an event stopping at 12 ports as teams battle it out on racing legs lasting more than 20 days across a global course lasting 9 months. It is perhaps no surprise that this extreme challenge should become a sporting event made for TV viewing.

To bring the close-up racing action to video screens, Volvo Ocean Race chose Vislink to be the Official Radio Frequency Broadcast Equipment Supplier for the event. Vislink’s wireless broadcast technology and expertise allowed the event organisers to relay live, high quality video, back from chase-boats and low-flying helicopters to showcase the action of the competition.
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