Listen to the first of our weekly podcast programmes that provide updates on the Volvo Ocean Race plus the week's racing headlines

Racing editor Matthew Sheahan and Volvo Ocean Race presenter Guy Swidells present the first of our weekly podcast programmes available free online.

In this week’s programme Guy talks to Puma skipper Ken Read as the red boat continues to lead the fleet on its charge down the Atlantic.

He also talks to Green Dragon’s skipper Ian Walker about the team’s tricky passage through the Canaries and the background to his decision to be the first to play the Stealth card that allows a team to go ‘off the radar’ for 12 hours once per leg.

Mark Chisnell takes a look at what’s in store for the coming week for the fleet as it approaches the Doldrums and the tricky decisions that the light airs pose.