November 28, 1989 |
American Mike Plant was leading the 13-boat fleet Monday, 24 hours after the start of the Globe Challenge nonstop solo sailing race around the world. As the 60-footers headed west by southwest in a 15-knot easterly wind, Plant, of Newport, R.I. aboard Duracell, was trailed by favorite Philippe Jeantot aboard Credit Agricole in second place and Titouan Lamazou on Ecureuil Aquitaine in third. All three are veterans of the 1986-87 BOC Challenge solo around-the-world race.
September 1, 1986 |
A yacht involved in a collision at the start of a 27,500-mile solo race around the world restarted Sunday as 23 other boats from 10 countries completed the first 100 miles in the second annual BOC Challenge. Thursday's Child, piloted by American Warren Luhrs, was hit in the stern Saturday by Ecureuil D'Aquitane, skippered by Frenchman Titouan Lamazou. Lamazou was trying to avoid a small craft when it hit Thursday's Child. Luhrs was towed to port with rudder damage and a broken antennae.
May 4, 1987 |
The three lead boats in the solo around-the-world sailing race are inside a 40-mile circle as as they close on Newport and the end of the eight-month BOC Challenge. France's Titouan Lamazou, aboard Ecureuil d'Aquitaine, remained in the lead at week's end--just 23 nautical miles ahead of Jean Yves Terlain, aboard UAP Pour Medicins Sans Frontieres.