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If you are locked down and wondering what to do next, why not watch the excellent, fully remastered documentary of the first Whitbread Round-the-World Race?

Like so many great adventure stories, this one started in a pub, with a conversation between the Royal Naval Sailing Association and the head of the Whitbread Brewery.

Within a year or so, 17 crews were on the start line off Portsmouth, UK, for the first Whitbread Round the World Race in September 1973.

From that was born one of the greatest sporting events in the world. Check out the story of the first edition of what we now know as The Ocean Race.

For the first time, Sail-World present this film in a new restored version.

To view it, click HERE 

The Committee

23 March 2020

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