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


The 2000–01 race was won by Club Med, skippered by Grant Dalton in 62d 6h 56' 33".

Pos Boat Crew Country Time
1 Club Med Dalton, Grant Grant Dalton  New Zealand 62d 6h 56m 33s
2 Innovation Explorer Peyron, Loick Loick Peyron & Skip Novak  France 64d 22h 32m 38s
3 Team Adventure Lewis, Cam Cam Lewis  United States 82d 20h 21m 02s
4 Warta Polpharma Paszke, Roman Roman Paszke  Poland 99d 12h 31m
5 Team Legato Bullimore, Tony Tony Bullimore  Great Britain 104d 20h 52m
PlayStation Fossett, Steve Steve Fossett  United States DNF[a]
Team Philips Goss, Pete Pete Goss  Great Britain DNS
  1. ^ Damaged and forced to withdraw on day 16

Legend: DNF – Did not finish; DNS – Did not start;

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