Cayard, EF Language Early Leader in Round the World Race
COWES, ISLE OF WIGHT, England (Sept. 21, 1997) Paul Cayard, skippering the Swedish yacht EF Language, was first across the start line of the Whitbread Round the World Race for the Volvo Trophy today.
After sailing into a windless hole near Yarmouth, EF Language recovered and opened up a larger lead over the nine other competitors.
When the fleet funneled through Hurst Narrows, the order was EF Language, Merit Cup, Toshiba, Chessie Racing, Swedish Match, EF Education, America's Challenge, Silk Cut, BrunelSunergy, and Innovatio Kvaerner.
The first stop-over in the 32,000-mile ocean race is Cape Town, South Africa. The race is expected to end in May, 1998.
Read also English yachting writer Bob Fisher's exclusive account of the race start.
Related articles and links:
- Paul Cayard Q & A: The Whitbread Race and Progress on the America's Cup Challenge
- Whitbread Calendar
- AmericaOne and the Whitbread
- Team EF Whitbread Challenge 97
- Official Whitbread Web Site
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