Earthrace in port of Bluff, Bluff, New Zealand

Earthrace in port of Bluff, Bluff, New Zealand

Description: Earthrace / Ady Gil was a 24m wave-piercing trimaran, which was created to break the world record for circumnavigating the globe in a powerboat. The vessel was powered by biodiesel fuel. The second journey proved successful— the record was achieved, with the vessel finally making the return to Sagunto, Spain after just under 61 days on June 27, 2008.
In 2009 the boat was named Ady Gil and participated in anti-whaling operations under the lead of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. During operations in the Southern Ocean, the vessel and the Japanese whaling support vessel MV Shōnan Maru 2 collided on January 6, 2010, resulting in loss of the Ady Gil's bow and one injured crew member. The vessel was reported as sinking on January 7, 2010.

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Keywords: Bluff, Earthrace, New Zealand, boat, Ady Gil, trimaran, world record, water

Exif: Exposure: 1/160, Aperture: 8.0, ISO: 100

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