Earthrace is off and ahead of schedule

Posted By on April 29, 2008

Earthrace off again
Earthrace, the biodiesel powered circumnavigating spacecraft speedboat is off and running ahead of world record time as they beginning their second attempt around the world. The unique boat left Spain and is crossing the Atlantic Ocean traveling on “beautiful and flat” seas at 24 knots. This is pretty good time for a fully fueled boat running at 75% power. According to Captain Bethune, the extra speed this time is due to polishing the props and a Teflon based antifouling bottom paint offering a super smooth surface. (est. and extra 2 knots) Here’s wishing them well for their second go of it. (mp3 radio broadcast from Pete Bethune — hard to hear)

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