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Racing Around the World Alone
January 25th, 2011 @ 08:03 PM EST by admin

Wind Athletes Canada is pleased to announce Racing Around the World Alone, the compelling story of the 2008-2009 Vendée Globe sailing race, is available for iTunes download at http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewMovie?id=399723498&s=143441

Racing Around the World Alone will also premiere on the CBC documentary channel on January 31st, 2011 at 21:00 EST and 22:00 PT. www.racingaroundtheworldalone.com

Racing Around the World is the story of the 2008-2009 Vendée Globe race. 30 skippers embark on a quest to be the fastest to sail 27,000 miles around the world, non-stop, without assistance and alone on 60 foot sailboats. This is one of the most extreme challenges a human being can face. The sailors are alone at sea for months. Physical and emotional strength are essential. Growlers (icebergs), sea mammals, and massive waves are a constant danger. On any day the forces of nature can bring an end to the best sailor’s well made plans. They harness the wind, hope for safe passage over the sea and push hard to win.

Resolved: “That an engine in a sailing boat is unnecessary, and if carried, should be in a separate compartment that is watertight, fireproof, sound proof, and smell proof. Whenever Typhoon’s engine ran it turned her from a clean, lovable and happy ship into a dirty, smelly and irritating vessel.” — The Crest of the Wave by Uffa Fox