EPISODE 4: VIRGINS FOR NEPTUNE
EQUATOR CROSSING: The Initiation
PUMA's Mar Mostro crossed the equator on November 17, 2011. King Neptune, Queen Codfish and the rest of the seasoned shellbacks onboard joined in to properly initiate young pollywogs Amory Ross and Rome Kirby on their first crossing.
At zero degrees latitude, the equator crossing is a time honored tradition and rite of passage for sailors. It is believed showing reverence to the sea and its gods ensures the boat and crew a safe passage around the world.
Race round the world with PUMA in the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012.