1973–74 Whitbread Round the World Race
The 1973–74 Whitbread Round the World Race, the first edition of the Whitbread Round the World Race, started off from Portsmouth, England on 8 September1973. 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.
The crew of the Mexican yacht Sayula II, a brand new Swan 65 owned and skippered by Mexican Captain Ramón Carlin, won the overall race in 133 days and 13 hours. Her actual time was 152 days. In 2016, this adventure is presented in a documentary film called The Weekend Sailor.
|1||Portsmouth, England||Cape Town, South Africa||Adventure||Patrick Bryans|
|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|
Legend: DNF – Did not finish;
- "Volvo Ocean Race: History 1977-1978". Archived from the original on 21 February 2009.