Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 – made possible by Inmarsat
As the official Satellite Communications Partner to the Volvo Ocean Race for a fifth consecutive edition, the crews can stay safe and connected, even in the most remote parts of the ocean, thanks to our satellite communications network. Our reliable and award-winning broadband links teams and fans to all of the action from 35,786km above Earth. Photos, videos, stories, position reports, phone calls, emails, tracker info, weather updates, birthday wishes and more – all made possible by Inmarsat
Each Volvo Ocean 65 boat is kitted out with our FleetBroadband 500 and 250 terminals, enabling the Onboard Reporters to send back video footage and photos in near real-time, to share every second on the race with fans around the globe. In addition, each boat carries our GMDSS- approved Inmarsat C safety service and has an IsatPhone 2 mobile satellite phone stowed away in the life raft pack.