Pay to Play
It’s a shame to see Team Russia’s VOR effort fail after just three legs – with their radical boat, underdog status, and a great public presence, they’ve become a sentimental favorite to many of us. After their announcement, the Anarchists did a little digging into the difficult situation the team is in, and we’re pleased to learn that they team hasn’t quite thrown in the towel.
Thanks to SA’er Cyrus, we know that they are still looking to find the money to restart the race, and they estimate the costs of competing to be somewhere around Euro 500,000 for the Singapore stopover and Leg 4 – not small change by any means, but certainly achievable for a wealthy individual who wants to make a splash. We also think it’s likely that funding the team would buy you a spot on the boat if you were up to it. Considering that hundreds of sailors spent tens of thousands of Euros each to sail those piggy Challenge Business yachts around, it doesn’t seem crazy for someone to spend ten times that much to sail a boat 20 times cooler – hell, it seems like a bargain. So, rich guys and gal – what are you waiting for? Email their sponsorship director if you want to play.