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The Volvo Ocean Race is sailing’s toughest and longest offshore race, known for testing each sailor’s endurance to levels hardly seen in other sporting endeavors, with the exception of summiting Mount Everest The athletes must endure some of the harshest conditions on earth for 45,000 nautical miles Legs last up to 20 days straight and include continuous four-hour-long shifts of manning the deck at full speed on a 7363-foot monohull racing yacht.
To top it off, no money is awarded to the winner of the race—the reward comes in the prestige of having competed in the high-performance race for sailing’s top athletes This year, however, the captain of the winning boat will be taking home a $12,200 Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black timepiece. Omega is no foreigner to extreme conditions—this is a brand whose timepieces have endured lunar landings, after all Its new Planet Ocean Deep Black, limited commercially to. More