Yachting World - - 50 Yachts -

The first non-stop, no-lim­its round the world sail­ing com­pe­ti­tion, known as The Race, set off in De­cem­ber 2000 from Barcelona. The event, and the enor­mous cata­ma­rans that com­peted in it, cer­tainly had de­trac­tors. Pete Goss’s ex­per­i­men­tal wave-pierc­ing de­sign, was launched to great fan­fare but broke up be­fore the race had even started.

mag­a­zine was among those un­com­fort­able at the time with how high the

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