(Re)discover the film of the Whitbread 1977-78
The second edition of the Whitbread Round the World Race cemented the race's place as a fixture and pillar event in the sport of sailing. Dutchman Conny van Rietschoten would claim the race on corrected time in Flyer, a Sparksman and Stephens design that can still be seen sailing today.
Clare Francis became the first woman to skipper a boat in the race and Sir Peter Blake, making his second Whitbread appearance as one of the crew on board Heath's Condor, was forced to make a spectacular man overboard rescue in the Southern Ocean. 15 boats would start the race in Portsmouth and all 15 completed the four-leg, 27,000 nautical mile course.
Boris Herrmann's Team Malizia wins Leg 3 of The Ocean Race
It's a well-earned win for a resilient team who outsailed and outlasted the competition on the longest leg in race history.•••
How to Follow the Leg 3 finish into Itajaí
After 34 days of racing the end is in sight as the bruised and battered crews push themselves and their boats to the limit in the final hours of Leg 3. The ETA for the winning boat is between 0200 and 0800 local time Sun…•••