The Race (yachting race)

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The Race was a round-the-world sailing race starting in Barcelona, Spain on December 31, 2000. It was the first ever non-stop, no-rules, no-limits, round-the-world sailing event, with a $2 million US prize. It was organized by Bruno Peyron.

A second race was planned for 2004, but was cancelled amid controversy that Tracy Edwards had organized a competing event called Oryx Quest.

The stated objectives of this race were:

  • to unite the different maritime cultures of the world
  • to gather together the world's premiere yachtsmen and women in a common event
  • to promote creativity in ocean sailing
  • to ally high technology and the environment
  • to create the most spectacular and most prestigious fleet of offshore racers that sailing has ever seen

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The 2000 race was won by Club Med, skippered by Grant Dalton in 62d 6h 56' 33".

The Race 2000/2001
Yacht Skipper Rank Time Notes
New Zealand Club Med Grant Dalton 1 62d 6h 56' 33"
France Innovation Explorer Loick Peyron and Skip Novak 2 64d 22h 32' 38"
United States Team Adventure Cam Lewis 3 82d 20h 21' 02"
Poland Warta Polpharma Roman Paszke 4 99d 12h 31'
United Kingdom Team Legato Tony Bullimore 5 104d 20h 52'
United States PlayStation Steve Fossett 6 DNF Damaged and forced to withdraw on day 16 [1]
United Kingdom Team Philips Pete Goss - DNS Withdrew before the start of the race

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