“I thought that perhaps the Members of US Sailing would be interested to follow these astonishing races and record attempts at sea right now. The vessels, whether 60' monohulls or 105' or 135' trimarans, are spectacular, and they are sailing into the Southern Ocean. The sailors, several of whom I had the privilege to meet via the Vendee Globe Race in 2008-2009 are highly accomplished seaman, skilled and durable ocean racers, personally humble, friendly, and courageous, and totally inspirational.”
Barcelona World Race: A doublehanded around the world race in Open 60s. Teams have entered the Indian Ocean.
Record DuTour DuMonde: Thomas Coville is seeking to set a new solo around the world record under sail in his 105-foot trimaran Sodebo. The current record is 57 days.
Jules Verne Trophy: Banque Populaire V, a 135' trimaran, was recently forced to retire. However, the fastest around the world record attempt fascinates ocean racing fans. Navigator Stan Honey of Groupama 3 currently holds the record.
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