• 27-NOV-2014

  • SOURCE: Volvo Ocean Race

Thanksgiving in the Indian Ocean for the American sailors of the toughest ocean race

Thanksgiving onboard Team Alvimedica
Five Americans Sailing Around the World in Volvo Ocean Race Celebrate Thanksgiving at Sea (and a little Turkey jerky and the "next best thing", burrito) in Middle of the Indian Ocean.

Thanksgiving B-roll, messages & quotes from Americans Competing in Volvo Ocean Race.

As a nine-month, 39,000-mile adventure at sea, the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race has always meant a lot of sacrifices for any participant. And sometimes, holidays away from home can be the toughest.

Onboard Team Alvimedica, the American/Turkish boat, Skipper Charlie Enright (30, Newport, RI) and three other Americans (Mark Towill, Nick Dana & Amory Ross) sailing around in the world in the triennial Volvo Ocean Race on-board Team Alvimedica, celebrated their Thanksgiving in the middle of the Indian Ocean this year on their way from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi, six weeks into the nine-month race.

Onboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, it's Matt Knighton (30, Chicago, USA), the team's onboard reporter and only American onboard, who prepared a thankgiving "burrito" for his crew.