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The 2,800-mile Transatlantic Race 2015 has drawn entries ranging from classic yachts to modern technical marvels, crewed by sailors with a wide variety of backgrounds and experience. Each entered yacht is assigned to one of three starts (June 28, July 1 and July 5) that are geared toward having all boats arrive at the finish off Plymouth, England, in close proximity to each other with the expectation of finishing in 15 to 20 days.  Read more...

These Mudheads are competing in the Newport-Bermuda Race, which started this afternoon (Friday-06/2014)!
“Lucy Georgina” Toby Halsey, Whirly, Bob Rodgers, Patrick Murphy
“Brigand” Eric Irwin, Mike Lachance
“Sirenna Bella” Joe Murli, Gerry Leger
“Glory” Jack Neades , Coast Guard Academy
“Merlin” Brian Petrie, Andy Halsey, Clay Burkhalter

Thanks to Mike Lachance for the info, it may not be all conclusive!

Newport - Bermuda Race Website

Bermuda - Newport Entries

Newport - Bermuda Race - Live Tracking

It took a thousand or so miles of sailing with the long, powerful waves of the Pacific Ocean for Hannah Jenner, a rising star in ocean racing, to get comfortable in this year’s Transpacific Yacht Race.

Read complete NYT's article

One of those what were they thinking. It could easily have been much worse.

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Telegraph article

On November 11, 2007, nine IMOCA Open 60s will start the Barcelona World Race, with these two-handed teams setting a 25,000-mile course that will begin and end in Spain, and take them on a three-month,non-stop race around the world. Event website

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