1993–1994 Whitbread Round the World Race
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The 1993–94 Whitbread Round the World Race was the sixth edition of the around-the-world sailing event. It was run to "mixed class" rules (as with prior races). New for the 93-94 race was a purpose built Whitbread boat—the W60. As with previous years a handicap was applied to different boats based on their race rating.
The competitors were none too keen on running both Maxis and Whitbread 60's together. The two competing classes battled throughout with protest flags always at the ready. Many entrants wanted the old maxis banned for this year, however owing to concerns over whether enough new boats would be ready (not to mention the large investments the Maxi owners had made in previous years), several Maxis were allowed to compete in the 1993 to 1994 race. The W60 skippers almost unanimously insisted they were in a 'completely different boat race', to the fury of Grant Dalton skippering a maxi.
Dalton conceded afterwards however that the race should only have one class in future, to avoid similar squabbles.
|Brooksfield||Italy||Whitbread 60||Guido Maisto|
|Heineken||United States||Whitbread 60||Dawn Riley|
|Hetman Sahaidachny||Ukraine||Whitbread 60||Eugene Platon|
|Galicia '93 Pescanova||Spain||Whitbread 60||Javier de la Gandara|
|Intrum Justitia||Europe||Whitbread 60|| Roger Nilson|
|La Poste||France||Maxi||Éric Tabarly|
|Merit Cup||United Kingdom||Maxi||Pierre Fehlmann|
|NZ Endeavour||New Zealand||Maxi||Grant Dalton|
|Reebok/Dolphin Youth||United Kingdom||Whitbread 60||Matthew Humphries|
|Tokio||Japan||Whitbread 60||Chris Dickson|
|Odessa||Ukraine||Whitbread 60||Anatoly Verba|
|Uruguay Natural||Uruguay||Maxi||Gustavo Vanzini|
|Winston||United States||Whitbread 60|| Dennis Conner|
|Yamaha||Japan||Whitbread 60||Ross Field|
- Intrum Justitia was originally skippered by Roger Nilson, who was injured on the first leg.
|Event||Start date||Start||Finish||Distance (nmi)||Winner|
|Leg 1||25 September 1993||Southampton||Punta del Este||5,938||NZ Endeavour|
|Leg 2||13 November 1993||Punta del Este||Fremantle||7,558||Intrum Justitia|
|Leg 3||8 January 1994||Fremantle||Auckland||3,272||NZ Endeavour|
|Leg 4||19 February 1994||Auckland||Punta del Este||5,914||NZ Endeavour|
|Leg 5||2 April 1994||Punta del Este||Fort Lauderdale||5,475||Yamaha|
|Leg 6||21 May 1994||Fort Lauderdale||Southampton||3,818||Tokio|
|NZ Endeavour||120d 05h 09m 23s|
|Merit Cup||121d 02h 50m 47s|
|La Poste||123d 22h 54m 58s|
|Uruguay Natural||145d 00h 17m 44s|
|Yamaha||120d 14h 55m 00s|
|Intrum Justitia||121d 05h 23m 26s|
|Galicia '93 Pescanova||122d 05h 26m 26s|
|Winston||122d 09h 32m 09s|
|Tokio||128d 22h 54m 58s|
|Brooksfield||130d 04h 29m 27s|
|Hetman Sahaidachny||135d 23h 17m 52s|
|Reebok/Dolphin Youth||137d 21h 03m 17s|
|Heineken||138d 16h 30m 51s|
|Odessa||158d 04h 34m 40s|
Legend: RET – Retired; 
- "RACE SIX 1993–94" (PDF). Volvo Ocean Race. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
- www.sailweb.co.uk. "Volvo Ocean Race - Neal McDonald joins MAPFRE". Retrieved 1 August 2017.