Last week the Volvo Ocean Race set sail out of Auckland with the
fleet of yachts starting on Leg 5 of the race, into the Southern
The Volvo Ocean Race is acknowledged as the greatest sailing
test with sailors battling through the world's most hostile seas.
To navigate through these tough conditions and deliver the best
performance possible, the sailors need to rely on their
A number of the Volvo Ocean yachts are equipped with Panasonic
Toughbooks and Toughpads. They are engineered with military grade
specifications to withstand tough usage conditions and exposure to
dust, grime and water.
Panasonic's Toughbooks are the world's most durable, reliable
and secure laptops and tablets, with a long history providing
rugged technology solutions that can cope with the demands of ocean
racing. They have been used in the Americas Cup campaigns with Team
New Zealand, as well as previous Round the World sailing
When the fleets were in Auckland for their stopover, Yachting
New Zealand offered the opportunity for attendees to go inside the
yachts and discover what life is like on-board. Panasonic teamed up
with Yachting New Zealand and had a live demonstration stand that
displayed Toughbooks and Toughpads.
The live demonstration stand offered attendees the chance to
experience the Toughbooks and Toughpads first hand with the FZ-G1 Toughpad, a Semi-Rugged CF-53 Toughbook and two Business Rugged CF-AX2 Ultrabooks on display.