50 yachts that changed the way we sail

We asked historians, round the world race winners and legendary sailors to name the yachts that changed the sport for good.

Whitbread Round the World Race, 1997-98

The 1997-98 Whitbread Round the World Race was won by Paul Cayard and his EF Language team, who won three of the first five legs, en route to a convincing victory. His team was composed of many sailors from his 1999-2000 America’s Cup campaign, and they brought an as yet unseen intensity to their approach on the water.

Official Film: Whitbread Round the World Race 1989-90

The 1989-90 Whitbread Round the World Race was a true classic, ending in a clean sweep of all six legs by Peter Blake and the crew of Steinlager 2.

To The Ends of The Earth – The First 40 Years | Volvo Ocean Race

No computers and internet, no GPS, no mobile phones! A produced and written documentary about the incredible Volvo Ocean Race, a competition where teamwork is essential, fatigue is standard, and death is always just a few steps away.