Volvo Ocean Race: Rounding Cape Horn

13 April 2018: The Volvo Ocean Race is one of the most extreme offshore racing events – 45,000 nautical miles of challenging and exciting sailing around the world, that’s over twice the distance of Inmarsat’s satellites 36,000km away in space!

With hundreds of thousands of global race fans ashore eager to catch all the action of the Volvo Ocean Race offshore, a fast and reliable connectivity solution is paramount – this is where Inmarsat comes in.

When the Volvo Ocean Race media team wanted to capture the fleet’s rounding of iconic Cape Horn during Leg 7 of the race, they relied on our connectivity to send back footage to Race Control in Alicante, Spain from one of the most remote and inhospitable places on the planet, so that it could be shared on social media.

Watch Volvo Ocean Race’s two-part video showcasing our BGAN and IsatPhone 2 technology as they head to the Diego Ramirez Island 160km south of Cape Horn, courtesy of the Armada de Chile, to get ready to film all the action:

As Official Satellite Communications Partner to the Volvo Ocean Race for a fifth consecutive edition, each Volvo Ocean 65 boat is kitted out with Inmarsat FleetBroadband for voice, data and safety services. Find out more about our broadband from space here: