No Latitude for Error
The rules are simple. Start whenever you like, round the main Capes to port with no motors, no assistance and no stopping. And the yacht? No restrictions. Anything goes. Until the Jules Verne Trophy, nobody could be certain that 80 days around the world by sail was even possible.
To achieve the feat in a world record of 74 days, 22 hours and 17 minutes, Peter Blake sailed ENZA New Zealand, the world's largest racing catamaran to cross the finish line two days ahead of the French trimaran to take the Jules Verne Trophy.
No Good Calling for Mum
Before they set out on the Southern Ocean leg of the 1993/94 Whitbread, the crew of New Zealand Endeavour agreed to participate in a unique experiment. They would keep written and taped diaries of their most private thoughts and feelings, their fears and frustrations. An intensely personal record of what it means to race the Southern Ocean. This is their story.