Monday, December 21, 2009

Sydney-Hobart live video...

Team YuuZoo Aims For 500,000 Virtual Crew Members

Maxi-Yacht YuuZoo is this year aiming for a team of 500,000 crew members when it sails on Boxing Day for the 2009 Rolex Sydney-Hobart yacht race, making it the most watched boat in the field of seven maxi-yachts competing for line honors in Australia’s most prestigious yachting event.

YuuZoo will stream live video via the internet and mobile devices to its crew of 500,000 at and aims to set the record for the world’s largest crew in a sailing event by bringing a non-spectator sport into the palm of your hand and to living rooms around the world.

Working with technology companies including; Dell, HTC and Logitech, the YuuZoo boat will set a new benchmark for interactive sports and the use of digital media to enable online and mobile users worldwide to follow the event as if they were onboard the yacht. The YuuZoo vessel will feature a dedicated YouTube channel located at with live video feed from the YuuZoo boat, while users of Facebook, Twitter and Bloggers will carry live text feeds from the crew.

Ron Creevey, technical chief of the YuuZoo vessel says, “The crew on-board YuuZoo are extremely excited about the technology innovations we have installed into the boat.

“We will be bringing their stories about the race to the virtual crew in real time with live video updates and updates to social networking sites for the entire race.

“Only a select few in the sport of sailing actually ever get to experience what it is like to sail in Australia’s most famous sailing regatta and we want to share that experience with as many people as possible.” he concluded

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