What is a yacht race called?

What is the famous sailboat race?

America’s Cup

The America’s Cup ewer
Sport Sailing match race
Most recent champion(s) Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (4th title)
Most titles New York Yacht Club (25 titles)
Official website AmericasCup.com

What is the round the world yacht race called?

The Vendée Globe is a single-handed (solo) non-stop round the world yacht race. The race was founded by Philippe Jeantot in 1989, and since 1992 has taken place every four years. It is named after the Département of Vendée, in France, where the race starts and ends.

What are the racing sail boats called?

What are the most common types of racing sailboats? The most-used sailboats for racing are keel boats, centerboard boats (dinghy), multi-hulls (catamaran or trimaran), and tower ship (also called tall ships).

Has anyone died on the Vendee Globe?

Two deaths and an incredible feat

The disappearance of the Englishman Nigel Burgess, on the first night of the race, in the Bay of Biscay and found drowned on November 26th at Cape Finisterre, floating in his survival suit, with his beacons, while his boat was found intact. … His boat was found abandoned during the race.

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