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Old 3rd March 2008, 04:46 PM   #1
Ian Fox
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Arrow The World's Coolest boat ??

What is Earthrace ??

Earthrace is a 24m (78ft) tri-hull wavepiercer that has been designed and built specifically to get the record for a powerboat to circumnavigate the globe. She is an advanced endurance vessel, capable of submarining up to 7m (23ft) underwater as she powers across oceans. One journalist recently reported "Earthrace is like a rally car but for oceans, with her ability to handle rough seas and storm conditions at high speed."

The goal of Earthrace is to set a new world record for a powerboat to circumnavigate the globe, running 100% renewable biodiesel fuel, and with a net zero carbon footprint.

The amazing Earthrace boat will make the attempt, starting on 29 March, 2008, from Sagunto in Spain.

Earthrace is also undertaing a two year promotional tour, visiting 100 great cities around the globe, where the crew meet local people, talk about their experiences, and most of all connect with people about the need to get renewable fuels into our energy mix.

Get the full story - and follow the record race - at www.earthrace.net
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