Building Our Team

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While their new boat is being build, the PUMA crew is spending a good part of their training on team building.  After all, these 10 sailors will to be spending A LOT of time together between now and July 2012 when the Volvo Ocean Race finishes in Galway, Ireland.  PUMA's next team building exercise will be sailing onboard Jim Clark's Hanuman in the BVI Super Yacht Regatta.  Unlike a Volvo Open 70, Hanuman is a 137' aluminum J-Class replica, a replica of Endeavor II built in 1937.
 

While their new boat is being build, the PUMA crew is spending a good part of their training on team building.  After all, these 10 sailors will to be spending A LOT of time together between now and July 2012 when the Volvo Ocean Race finishes in Galway, Ireland.

PUMA's next team building exercise will be sailing onboard Jim Clark's Hanuman in the BVI Super Yacht Regatta.  Unlike a Volvo Open 70, Hanuman is a 137' aluminum J-Class replica, a replica of Endeavor II built in 1937.  The boat will host a crew of 33, including no less than five stewardesses.  When asked, Ken Read said he was most looking forward to "a cup of coffee and warm croissant while sailing.  This yacht has a bigger kitchen than my house, and definitely more wood down below!"  

Yes, the team will be working together on the boat, but events such as the Super Yacht Regatta is more about bonding as a team.  "You learn a lot about people simply by traveling together," said Read.  "Hanging out in the airport, buying each other coffee, grabbing a beer or two, it's all about spending time together, on and off the boats.  We're learning how to not bug each other, which will be valuable when we're cooped up in a 70 carbon drum for weeks at a time."

The BVI Super Yacht Regatta is taking place March 16-20 Virgin Gorda.  Enjoy the easy sailing now PUMA...
 

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