know this got sent out to all the other sites, but it is fairly interesting
and we have always gotten on well with Ken Read (or more likely he puts
up with us!), so here’s the latest with the Puma effort.
days after PUMA Ocean Racing christened its ferocious black boat il mostro
– Italian for The Monster – in Boston Harbor, Ken Read and his crew headed
out to sea to complete its 2000-mile qualifier for entry into the Volvo
Ocean Race 2008-2009. Il Mostro and PUMA Ocean Racing’s other boat, Avanti,
left Boston, on a bright sunny day around 10am and will be out on the
waters of the Atlantic for the next several days.
pretty much heading out and just seeing where the wind will take us,"
said Read. "The qualifier is probably something we could have done
later in the summer, but we wanted to start checking off the boxes early
on the things we needed to do before we get closer to the race."
PUMA Ocean Racing photographer Sally Collison jumped on-board for the
first hour of the trip and grabbed these shots.