Disney is sponsoring Americas Cup veteran Paul Cayard in his quest
to win the Volvo Ocean Race which began on the 6th. But it’s not the
Mouse that you’ll see on the sails of Cayard’s "Black Pearl". It’s the
skull and crossed cutlass of Captain Black Jack Sparrow.
took to the water yesterday along with the other 6 boats in the Bay of
Sanxenxo, on the Spanish West Coast. Officially known as the "Pirates
of the Caribbean" team, Cayard and crew brought the Black Pearl into
third place for the day, collecting 2.5 points
has a nice story on the Black Pearl:
Although this Black Pearl won’t slip mysteriously out of fog banks, and Johnny Depp won’t be at the wheel as Capt. Jack Sparrow, The Walt Disney Co. has found a high-tech, floating billboard to promote "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest," the first of two sequels to its surprise 2003 blockbuster, "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl."
For more information on the race itself, try the official
Volvo Ocean Race
|1||Ericsson Racing Team||SWE||3.5|
|3||Pirates of the Caribbean||USA||2.5|
|5||ABN Amro Two||FRA||1.5|
|6||ABN Amro One||NZ||1.0|
The fleet is currently in port. The next open leg starts on Nov 12th, when
the fleet will leave Vigo, Spain and head for Cape Town, South Africa.