1973–74 Whitbread Round the World Race
The first Whitbread Round the World Race started off from Portsmouth, England on September 8, 1973. Seventeen yachts of various sizes and rigs took part. During the race three sailors were swept over board and died: Paul Waterhouse, Dominique Guillet and Bernie Hosking. Waterhouse and Guillet were never to be seen again.
|1||Portsmouth, England||Cape Town, South Africa||Sayula II||Ramón Carlin|
|2||Cape Town, South Africa||Sydney, Australia||Pen Duick VI||Éric Tabarly|
|3||Sydney, Australia||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Great Britain II||Chay Blyth|
|4||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Portsmouth, England||Sayula II||Ramón Carlin|
The crew of the Mexican yacht Sayula II, a brand new Swan 65 owned and skippered by mexican Captain Ramón Carlin, successfully won the overall race in 133 days and 13 hours. Her actual time was 152 days .