Sunday, January 11, 2009

RICK DEPPE has won the Inmarsat Media Prize

RICK DEPPE has won the Inmarsat Media Prize for Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race. The trophy and prize money were presented to the PUMA OCEAN RACING TEAM media crew member in Singapore by Piers Cunningham, head of Maritime Business at Inmarsat. British-born DEPPE is an experienced sailor and acclaimed videographer, whose credits include ‘Deadliest Catch’ on the Discovery Channel.

Commenting on the submissions for Leg 3, Piers Cunningham praised the awesome creativity of RICK DEPPE’s camera work on ‘IL MOSTRO’ Says Cunningham: “Conditions onboard were tough as the crew faced constant heat and humidity. The majority of this leg saw the fleet sailing upwind often against a strong current, alongside the tricky conditions and facing the frustration of being becalmed. It was a tough call for the judges between the eventual winner DEPPE and the work of SANDER PLUIJIM. DEPPE won because he demonstrated a professional ability to create visual drama out of predictable situations whereas SANDER capitalised on a dramatic scenario. DEPPE’s shots from the bowsprit were amazing.”-