Thursday, October 16, 2008

A Quick Self Introduction

Before I discuss Volvo Ocean Race further, let me give my brief introduction, though it's mentioned in my blog profile.

I live and work as a freelance writer from Kochi, where the Volvo Ocean Race is reaching for the first time in Asia! It's a matter of pride to know Kerala Tourism, Govt. of Kerala and Cochin Port Trust worked together to acheive, what one could call as a great feat for India!

Till about a month back, I had no idea about this major sporting event. As I visited the official site of Volvo Ocean Race, I found this as the best opportunity to take my career a step further. My efforts did work out and I got the chance to write for a major publication about Volvo Ocean Race (Kochi). I am also working on two more stories and looking for more assignments - preferably post-event, as I already have three pre-event assignments! The details will be updated in my work blog.

On October 12, 2008, my husband and I also got the opportunity to visit the Race Village site at Willingdon Island, Kochi. The construction is going on in full swing and is expected to be over by Mid-November.

Since last one week, I am reading as much as I can about the Volvo Ocean Race, including the press releases. This has helped me to know more about the life at the sea, as the teams race in the rough sea, beating the odds. And their efforts will have a final say when they finish the race in June 2009, nine months after the race started.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Volvo Ocean Race to stop at Kochi!

Welcome to the land of Kochi, where Volvo Ocean Race will stop in Asia for the first time. Though this blog is dedicated to news and events to take place during the ten day stopover between December 3-13, I also intend to update with other news related to Volvo Ocean Race as well as about Kerala, particularly Kochi, occassionally.