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.

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

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


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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