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The first three editions of the Whitbread Around the World Race created history and became legend. Many of the most famous names in sailing started here.

1973-1974 WRTWR Entrants

YachtSkipper(s)PlaceCrewCountryLOA (m)LOA (ft)IORRigDesigner
Sayula IIRamón Carlin112Mexico20.0065.0047.4KetchSparkman & Stephens
AdventurePatrick Bryans
Malcolm Skene
George Vallings
Roy Mullender
210-11UK16.9255.0040.2SloopRaymond Wall
Grand LouisAndré Viant39-11France18.4660.0044.5SchoonerDominique Presles
KriterJack Grout
Michel Malinovsky
Alian Gliksman
412-13France20.4665.5050.6KetchGeorge Auzepy-Brenneur
GuiaGiorgio Falck55-6Italy13.8545.0034.9SloopSparkman & Stephens
Great Britain IIChay Blyth69-12UK23.6977.0062.9KetchAlan Gurney
Second LifeRoddie Ainslie711-13UK21.8571.0055.6KetchE.G Van de Stadt
CSeRBDoi Malingri85-6Italy15.3850.0037.1KetchRobert Clark
British SoldierJames Myatt910UK18.1559.0043.8KetchRobert Clark
TaurangaErik Pascoli108-11Italy16.9255.0039.1YawlSparkman & Stephens
CopernicusZygfryd Perlicki115Poland13.8545.0033.0KetchLiskiewicz & Rejewski
33 ExportJean-Pierre Millet
Dominique Guillet
128France18.4660.0044.5KetchAndré Mauric
OtagoZdzislaw Penkawa139Poland16.9255.0041.7KetchH. Kujaw
Peter von DanzigReinhard Laucht1410-12Germany18.1559.0042.1YawlHenry Gruber
Burton CutterLeslie Williams
Alan Smith
DNF14UK24.6280.0064.4KetchJohn Sharp
Pen Duick VIEric TabarlyDNF14-15France22.4673.0031.9KetchAndré Mauric
ConcordePerrie ChassinDNF5France9.8532.00SloopGeorge Auzepy-Brenneur
Pen Duick IIIM. CuiklinskiDNF8France42.9KetchEric Tabarly
JakarandaJohn GoodwinDNF8South Africa17.2356.0042.8SloopSparkman & Stephens

1977-1978 WRTWR Entrants

YachtSkipper(s)PlaceCrewCountryLOA (m)LOA (ft)IORRigDesigner
FlyerCornelis van Rietschoten112Netherlands20.006548.4KetchSparkman & Stephens
Kings’ LegendNick Ratcliffe
Mike Clancy
211UK20.006547.4CutterSparkman & Stephens
Traité de RomePhilippe Hanin39EEC15.695135.8SloopSparkman & Stephens
Disque d’OrPierre Fehlmann411-12Switzerland20.006547.4KetchSparkman & Stephens
ADC AccutracClare Francis512UK20.006547.4KetchSparkman & Stephens
Gauloises IIEric Loizeau68-9France17.235642.5KetchEric Tabarly
AdventureJames Watts
David Leslie
Ian Bailey-Willmot
Robin Duchesne
710-11UK16.925540.0SloopNicholson 55
NeptuneBernard Deguy810France18.155944.5SloopAndré Mauric
B&B ItaliaCorrado di Majo98-10Italy16.625442.9SloopAlan Gurney
33 ExportAlain Gabby107-9France18.466044.6SloopAndré Mauric
TielsaDirk Nauta1112-13Netherlands19.386347.5KetchJohan Elsenga
Great Britain IIRob James1217UK 23.697769.2KetchAlan Gurney
DebenhamsJohn Ridgway1310-14UK17.545741.5KetchHolman & Pye
Jap-HermesJean Michel Viant (Jimmy)149-13France20.006547.7KetchMacCurdy & Rhodes
Heath’s CondorLeslie Williams
Robin Knox-Johnston
1514-16UK23.697755.5SloopJohn Sharp

1981-1982 WRTWR Entrants

YachtSkipper(s)PlaceCrewCountryLOA (m)LOA (ft)IORRigDesigner
FlyerCornelis van Rietschoten116Netherlands23.387667.7SloopGerman Frers
Charles Heidsieck IIIAlian Gabbay29France20.316655.0SloopGilles Vaton
Kriter IXAndré Viant311France19.086253.1SloopGerman Frers
Disque d’Or 3Pierre Fehlmann49Switzerland17.855846.6SloopBruce Farr
Outward BoundDigby Taylor59New Zealand15.385040.0SloopLaurie Davidson
Xargo IIIPadda Kuttel612South Africa20.006544.4KetchSparkman & Stephens
Mor BihanPhillipe Poupon
Eugene Riguiel
76France14.154637.0SloopJoubert / Nivelt
Berge VikingPeder Lunde812Norway17.545742.0SloopSparkman & Stephens
Alaska EagleSkip Novak
Neil Bergt
912USA20.006550.4SloopSparkman & Stephens
EuromarchéEric Tabarly1014France22.777460.0KetchAndré Mauric
Ceramco NZPeter Blake1112New Zealand20.926862.9SloopBruce Farr
Skopbank of FinlandKenneth Gahmberg1210Finaland15.695138.1SloopCuthbertson & Cassian
RollyGoGiorgio Falck1310Italy15.695139.1SloopGerman Frers
Traité de RomeAntonio Chioatto149EEC15.695134.5SloopSparkman & Stephens
CrokyGustaaf Versluys158Belgium13.544433.1SloopMarcel Vankeirsblick
FCF ChallengerLeslie Williams1617UK24.628068.8SloopDoug Peterson / David Alan-Williams
United FriendlyChay Blyth1715UK23.697768.0SloopAlan Gurney
Walross III BerlinE. Hahn
O. Michel
C. Reichardt
189Germany16.925537.5SloopSparkman & Stephens
Licor 43Joaquin Coello1910Spain18.155952.6SloopBazan
IlgagommaRoberto Vianello207Italy15.385040.0SloopAlex Carozzo
Save VeniceDoi MalingriDNF8Italy19.696455.3SloopAlfeo Scattalin
Swedish EntryPeder SilfverheilmDNF11Sweden18.776148.5SloopPeter Norlin
Eurpoean University BelgiumJean BlonndiauDNF6Belgium14.154634.6SloopGerman Frers
Gauloises 3Eric LoizeauDNF11France19.086251.9SloopRon Holland
ScandinavianReino EngqvistDNF9Sweden17.545743.3KetchSparkman & Stephens
33 ExportPhilippe SchaffDNF9France16.925546.0SloopPhilippe Briand
BubblegumIain McGowan-FyfeDNF6UK13.234333.0SloopDoug Peterson
La Barca LaboratorioClaudio StampiDNF9Italy20.006551.0SloopGiorgetti / Magrini
VivanapoliBeppe PanadaDNF9Italy17.5457421.0KetchMino Simeone

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