Six Months in a Leaky Boat
Has the round the world race – now the Volvo Ocean Challenge – lost its edge? Sir Peter Blake thinks so. “In the 1970s, adventurers in leaky oilskins set out to sea in yachts that by today’s standards are as much like a modern racing yacht as an omnibus to a McLaren,” he says. Now, the harsh reality is lost under marketing hype.