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International Ocean Racing



November 16, 2000

The (British Telephone) or BT Global Challenge, is billed as "the world's toughest yacht race." Its route goes the "wrong way" around the world.

Sir Chay Blyth first sailed this route in October 1970, when he opted to chase the sun, with the wind blowing straight at him

For those of you who may not follow these races this is a fully crewed round the world race with volonteer crews from all walks of life sailing identical boats. The 2000 boat specficvations are as follows with a huge official website .

L.O.A.= 72' (22 M) LOA one design, L.W.l.= 61'(17 M) , Beam=18'2" (5 M) Mast height 96' (21 M). Each boat carries 2825 sq.ft. (262.5 sq.M) of windward sail area and 4020 (373 sq.M) downwind sail area.

Visit the Official Website at BT CHALLENGE

Arrival Hong Kong

Boat Name Date Estimated Arrival Time
Spirit of Hong Kong 11/18 03:18
Logica 11/18 08:03
Compaq 11/18 09:06
Olympic Group 11/18 09:34
BP 11/18 13:11
Quadstone 11/18 14:16
Isle of Man 11/18 16:25
VERITAS 11/18 18:57
Team SpirIT 11/18 21:56
Norwich Union 11/19 11:16
Save the Children 11/19 14:48