Aside from Larry Ellison and Russell Coutts, Knut Frostad may be the keeper of the most important secret in sailing right now – the details of the route of the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race. The VOR head honcho released the unsurprising news yesterday that Cape Town is the first stopover of the next race, and he’s scheduled to reveal more over the coming weeks from his Alicante office. Rumors surfaced yesterday from less-than-credible sources that the route was already decided, and included Miami, Abu Dhabi, and England stops – all somewhat bizarre choices – and we’re going to get to the bottom of it on Wednesday.
We’ve got a 1800 GMT Wednesday phone interview planned with the longtime SA reader and round-the-world veteran, and we’ve got a lot to ask Frostad about the route, about competitors, about sponsorship, the Cup, Alicante…the truth is that Knut is a very open guy and we could talk to him for hours if he lets us…But he won’t, and we want to ask your questions as well as our own, so you have a few hours to get them up on the thread so we can ask away. The wonders of modern technology mean that we’ll be able to get the interview up almost immediately after we’re done with our call – after we make Clean sound less like a douche, of course.