The Whitbread

September 21, 1997

Today in waters off Southampton, England, 10 boats begin a journey of 31,600 nautical miles - the Whitbread Round the World Race - a test of courage and skill for the globe's best sailors. They will battle the elements and each other in a chase that runs through the tropics and skirts Antarctica. And by late May, after a stop in Baltimore, a new champion will be crowned back in Southampton.

Pub Date: 9/21/97

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