He will host and produce the untitled series, which will follow the 2010-11 race. The skippers, who must single-handedly sail in the 30,000-mile contest, will film themselves at sea during the race.
The Velux 5 Oceans race — a series of five ocean sprints — occurs every four years. It's the longest-running round-the-world yacht race. This year's competition kicks off Oct. 17 in France, before hitting South Africa, New Zealand, Brazil and the United States.
"Extreme adventure sports have been captured many times, but what makes this race so unique is the world's best sailors will take on the unforgiving oceans alone," Keoghan, 43, said in a statement. "This is a fantastic opportunity to share a physical and mental challenge that will test competitors beyond what seems humanly possible and at the same time highlight the planet's awe-inspiring oceans."
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