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The Ocean Race Europe

The Ocean Race is misschien wel de meest legendarische zeilrace ter wereld. ‘The toughest race in the world” word het ook wel genoemd. Teams gaan met elkaar de strijd aan in een race rond de wereld op Carbon race boten die snelheden bereiken van meer dan 30 knopen(55 km/u). Zo varen ze in legs naar verschillende landen over de meest gevreesde zeeën.

Due to the corona pandemic, the race around the world was difficult to organize. Then the organization came up with The Ocean Race Europe. The battle scene was three spectacular stages along the coast of Europe. For the Dutch Team under the name Childhood 1 with Janssen de Jong as main sponsor, we provided the media on board the ship. Brend Schuil boarded in The Hague and reported on each stage in writing, photography and video. The content was sent from sea with a satellite connection to the headquarters of The Ocean Race in Alicante where the content was edited and distributed on all major platforms.

Brend Schuil: “Creating content on board such a racing sailboat is of course an enormous challenge. You are constantly busy, everything is wet and camera gear and salt water are of course not the best combination. Flying a Drone (and getting it back) while the boat surfs off 8m waves at 25 knots is also quite a challenge. But what an incredible adventure it is to sail with such a beast of a ship! Among the crew were legends like; Gerd-Jan Poortman, Simeon Tienpont, Wouter Verbraak and Peter van Niekerk.

A look behind the scenes