Volvo Ocean Race 2014
D.A.S. Audio "Port Sponsor" of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014
|D.A.S. Audio is proud to be the official Port Sponsor of this year’s Volvo Ocean Race, the world’s leading yacht race. In addition to sponsoring the race, as event partner for “Alicante Puerto de Salida” D.A.S. Audio professional sound systems once again made a splash at the competition’s starting point, providing the sound for all the events held at the Port of Alicante to mark the kick off the prestigious regatta.
A range of latest generation D.A.S. professional sound systems were installed to provide top-of-the-line sound in the "Race Village". This more than 40,000 square meter space for entertainment and sport was the focal point for the presentation of the yachts and their crews as well as a series of concerts held on the nights leading up to the race start.
D.A.S. IP-54 systems, capable of withstanding dust and water were rigged in the Race Village’s public spaces. These white-coloured systems blended seamlessly with the different areas of the pier to provide sound coverage for the numerous race-related events as well as the shows and entertainment organized for spectators.
D.A.S. Aero Series 2 systems were brought in to ensure clear sound for the official concert events held at the Port of Alicante's Pier 10. These concerts included performances by an excellent line-up of artists and groups such as Lewis, Vetusta Morla and Fangoria. Powered D.A.S. Aero Series 2 line array systems were used as the main PA for these shows and were augmented by cutting-edge D.A.S. Road stage monitors and the multi-function D.A.S. Convert systems to cover the needs of the various acts.
The Volvo Ocean Race is the world’s most prestigious sailing competition, with a first leg that sets out from Alicante and takes the seven participating teams on a dash to Cape Town. The route will take the teams over 38,739 nautical miles (70,376 kilometers) and to ports in ten other countries for eight months of speeds, storms, and a nail-biting finish in Sweden.
D.A.S. Audio became a partner company of Alicante’s Puerto de Salida for the Volvo Ocean Race in 2011, and has since helped take the helm to ensure that the race kick-off and related events are celebrated with the best sound on the market. The company’s sponsorship of the 2014 Volvo Ocean Race is yet another example of D.A.S. Audio’s commitment to supporting first-class sports events.