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The 1997–98 Whitbread Round the World Race was the seventh edition of the event.

The race ran for the first time with Whitbread 60-only specification boats. This ‘W60’ class was later known as the Volvo Ocean 60 (VO60).

The Whitbread committee divided the race into 9 legs, therefore increasing the number of ports visited.


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