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|
|Isle of Man||11/18||16:25|
|Save the Children||11/19||14:48|