Saturday, November 29, 2008

Volvo Ocean Race on TV Today

What a surprise. This week I was sleepily channel surfing and almost dropped the TV remote control. Suddenly waves were crashing over the bows of 70' racing machines and completely engulfing the cockpits, helmsmen and grinders disappearing behind seawater. The Volvo Ocean Race is on Game TV, and it will be broadcast again today at 4:00 pm and 4:30 pm. I don't know if it will be different episodes or not. If you subscribe to Videotron digital, it's channel 59. It comes as part of one of their channel packages. I didn't even know I got it. If you don't already have it, it takes 2 minutes to order over the phone, only costs a buck or two, and you can cancel it any time. The video footage of these racing machines is awesome. The canting keels, and dagger boards, or whatever they are called make interesting viewing for the techies. They have covered legs one and two. I'm not sure what leg is today, or when the next broadcast.