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The Volvo Ocean Race is one of the toughest events in world sport and a human challenge like no other.

If you think you've got what it takes, please send a cover letter and resume to reporters@ volvooceanrace.com

The Race is now launching the search for a world class line-up of Onboard Reporters for the next edition of sailing's premier offshore race, which will start in late 2014 and finish in mid-2015.

We are looking for proven media story-tellers, people with the skills and determination to tell the real story of the race and its remarkable sailors via compelling video, audio, text and pictures captured on board in often ferocious conditions.

Typically, successful candidates will have track records as documentary film-makers, news reporters, ENG camera operators, photographers and producers.

Apart from a broad skill-set and a willingness to learn new techniques and ways of working, you will need to be in good physical condition and possess the positive outlook needed to thrive while spending weeks on end at sea.

Experience of working in extreme environments will be a big advantage and language skills could make a difference too.

If selected for training you will be required to spend five weeks at the Volvo Ocean Race headquarters in Alicante, Spain. Those approved will then be matched up with one of the teams for the pre-Race period plus the event itself.

If you think you've got what it takes, please send a cover letter and resume to reporters@volvooceanrace.com

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Yann Riou/Groupama Sailing Team/

Media Crew Member Yann Riou onboard Groupama Sailing Team during leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Alicante, Spain to Cape Town, South Africa.

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Craig Satterthwaite hangs over the side to tighten up some bolts in the damaged area, whilst being filmed by a GoPro camera on a pole. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing during leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Auckland, New Zealand to Itajai, Brazil.

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Volvo Ocean Race launched the search for a team of Onboard Reporters capable of taking a unique media programme to the next level in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race.