# Posted: 27 Sep 2005 14:25
The Black Pearl is a sailboat to be skippered by a renowned sailor in the 2005-06 Volvo Ocean Race, in conjunction with the release of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest’.
THE Black Pearl, official entry in the 2005-06 Volvo Ocean Race, the world’s premier round-the-world race for mono-hull sailboats, was christened recently at Maritime Walk, Ocean Village in Southampton, England. The event was hosted by Robert Mitchell, managing director, Buena Vista International UK, and skipper of The Black Pearl, Paul Cayard.
The Black Pearl entry is part of a unique marketing partnership between The Walt Disney Company and Volvo Ocean Race supporting the July 2006 feature film release of Walt Disney Pictures’/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.
The Black Pearl is a Volvo 70 class yacht and one of seven entries in the Volvo Ocean Race which begins in Vigo, Spain in November, and ends in Gothenburg, Sweden next June. Cayard is the first American skipper to win the race in 1998. He has returned with the energy, determination and sheer passion of the sport to lead his highly experienced and competitive Pirates of the Caribbean team around the globe, with stops in 10 of the world’s most exotic locales.
Said Mitchell, "We are thrilled that Cayard will be our very own modern-day “Captain Jack’ taking to the high seas to command his team on The Black Pearl in this year’s Volvo Ocean Race. Cayard is a legendary figure in the world of sailboat racing, and we will be cheering him on port after port as he leads his Pirates of the Caribbean crew around the globe."
Click here to see the full story. You can also vist the official Black Pearl Racing site for more info on the boat, crew and other interesting stuff.
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