WINDRIVEN - 2001
Winner of Fully Crewed Class
There have been a variety
of courses used, all at least 300 nautical miles (approximately 335 land
miles) straight line distance (Course Diagram).
Since yachts cannot sail directly into the wind, and because the competitors
will choose different courses between marks as they search for better winds,
some yachts could sail as much as 400 miles and take 4 days or more to
complete the race. An example of this is seen in the plot
of the yacht "WINDRIVEN" which won the Fully Crewed Class in 2001 with
an elapsed time of 2days, 18hrs, and 31minutes. The last yacht to finish
that race had an elapsed time of 3days, 10hrs, and 39minutes.