One of the many freelance hats I wear is as web editor for Afloat Magazine’s online portal, Afloat.ie.
Right now, one of the biggest stories in sailing is the news that Ireland will host the finish of the Volvo Ocean Race.
When Knut Frostad, CEO of the race, came to Ireland to announce that news, I got 20 minutes with him to ask him about his plans. The video is pasted above. What’s interesting today is that Auckland has, overnight, been announced as the final stopover port for the race. If you scroll through the video to around the 2.15 point, Knut talks about the possibility of sending the boats on a lap of Ireland (or possible Britain and Ireland) en route from Lorient to Galway. And he says that he’ll announce details like that once the stopover ports have all been announced. Which means: anytime after today.