It's the moment you've all been waiting for - our search for the next batch of brave Onboard Reporters to join our elite storytelling squad has officially begun.
If you died tomorrow, could you say you lived your life to the full? If tonight was your last, could you say you'd done everything you wanted to do?
If your number was up, could you say you'd gone to the ends of the earth, played hard not safe, and seen the seasons change before your very eyes?
They're the questions we're posing in our latest campaign - and if the answer is 'no', then you should watch this video - and read on.
Still not sure exactly what the role entails? We're looking for multi-skilled and experienced media professionals to join the crews onboard and report back to shore from the most remote and hostile regions on the planet.
It’s a unique position that certainly isn’t for the faint-hearted. No other sport features dedicated multimedia journalists embedded within teams of athletes and before being accepted, prospective candidates will have to survive a creative ‘boot camp’ proving their ability to stand the mental and physical pressure of the job.
“For a professional storyteller, I’m certain that there’s no greater challenge on earth than this,” explains filmmaker Amory Ross, who has performed the role in the last two editions of the race.
“You are pushed far beyond your physical, mental and creative limits in a way that can compare with little else.”
The ideal candidates to join the current crop of Onboard Reporters will be capable of producing high-quality video, photo and written content on a daily basis, wherever they are in the world, whatever the conditions.
“We’re looking for candidates with an adventurous streak, but also with a history of solid media experience, an eye for a shot and a nose for a story,” explains Leon Sefton, who is leading the OBR recruitment project and is Head of Television at the Volvo Ocean Race.
“It cannot be underestimated how tough this role is to perform, day in, day out, in boat-breaking conditions and with little to no sleep.”
To push content from the world’s oceans to race fans takes some serious technology. Every boat is fitted with state-of-the-art equipment, remote-control cameras, microphones and custom-designed media stations.
Over 2,000 hopefuls applied for the position in the last edition in 2014-15, and we're expecting an even bigger number of applicants this time around.
To apply, potential candidates will need to produce examples of their work. If selected, they will move through to the next round where a formal interview will take place. Then they will be one step closer to joining the world’s most adventurous media team.
Interested? Click the link below to find out more and apply!
[Sorry, applications closed in September 2016]