Rolex Transatlantic Challenge 2005
The Rolex Transatlantic Challenge 2005 is for monohull
sailboats 70 feet LOD (length on deck) and longer attempting to break the world' s oldest ocean-racing record
, that of the three-masted schooner Atlantic. Organized by the New York
Yacht Club, with the cooperation of the Royal Yacht Squadron, the 3,000-mile race
starts in New York
on May 21, 2005, and finishes off the Lizard in England
, covering the same racecourse followed by the legendary Atlantic 100 years ago.
Event website: http://nyyc.org/index.cfm?menu=270&openitem=270
With its entry list now final, the Rolex Transatlantic Challenge 2005, hosted by the New York Yacht Club (NYYC) with the cooperation of the Royal Yacht Squadron (RYS), is holding true to its promise of being one of the greatest sailing races of the 21st Century. On May 21, 20 entrants—ranging in size from 70 to 252 feet (21.3m to 77m) and averaging 112 feet (34.1m)--will set out on a course from New York to The Lizard in England
, recreating the Great Ocean Race
Clash of the Titans :
Two of the world's fastest racing
monohulls (“Maximus” & “Mari-Cha IV”) are set to go head-to-head during the upcoming 2005 Rolex Transatlantic Challenge.
and more: http://nyyc.org/index.cfm?menu=270&openitem=270#