Olympics, but I think my last chance to get in is curling
I have Big Balls and No Shame....that has to account for something.VOR all the way!! Around the world on the fastest, sexiest boats, going through every condition possible, seeing nearly every part of the world, 500+ NM on some days, a real test of wits and endurance... bring on the Southern Ocean... any of those guys need a bowman? B) Rookie status... the owner of Team Russia, Oleg Zherebtsov. He's doing bow and pit for the boat. He went on a sailing trip a few years back, got the bug big time... instead of buying a big, money cruiser he decided to take on the world in the VOR. His test was the brutal Fastnet last year, where he did pit on a ride... wasn't phased by the experiance... that convinced Andreas Hanakamp and others to go along with the Team Russia project. There is a good article in the latest Sea-Horse about it.
So basicly you need money and/or know the the right people, and be able to prove the worth of your nuts.
If you're doing it for the recognition, then you're doing it wrong.Torn between VOR and Olympics.
Like Student Driver said, you're likely to just be one of ~100 grunts in the VOR, but I certainly wouldn't turn down an opportunity.
But if you tell people "I was in the VOR," 99.9% of people won't know what you're talking about.
But if you say "I was in the Olympics," everyone recognizes the achievement, regardless of whether it's sailing, track & field, swimming, or beer pong.