Syndicate Update: Russian Challenge

Remember Victor Kiam? The American entrepreneur of the 70s liked Remington shavers so much he bought the company. He then went on to make a career as a talking head in Remington TV commercials extolling the virtues of his acquisition.

For Victor Kiam read Oleg Zherebtsov. The St Petersburg businessman liked the Volvo Ocean Race so much he bought his own boat and intends to sail on it. This despite never having contested a serious offshore race before this year’s Fastnet.