Comedian Stephen Colbert announced today at the New York Auto Show that he will once again be competing in the biennial Charleston Bermuda Race, this time with the newly formed Team Audi, according to Audi USA News.
“If you're going to win a race, you want to be in an Audi,” exclaimed Colbert. “I tried bolting a mast and sail to an S5 cabriolet and took her for spin on the harbor, and the results were, well...moist! So I decided if I couldn’t sail an Audi, I would ask them to sponsor my boat.”
Colbert's yacht—a 65-foot ocean-racing yacht dubbed, you guessed it, "The Audi"—will depart May 21 from Charleston, South Carolina, and race 777 miles to Bermuda. Colbert himself will be Team Audi's official "Morale Officer."
Johan de Nysschen, president of Audi of America, joined Colbert in announcing Team Audi. "We’re proud to support winning teams in this arena and are expecting nothing less than greatness from Stephen and Team Audi. Not to put too much pressure on them, but we’re looking forward to watching the team cross the finish line first this time around.”
Colbert also competed in the 2005 Charleston Bermuda Race, with less than stellar results, which he talks about in our May Issue. This year he began his training early, as documented during our cover shoot.