The Race of Their Lives: Episode 5

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The Race of Their Lives: Episode 5

It’s regarded as the toughest endurance challenge on the planet. Yet it’s undertaken by amateurs and novices: Corinthian adventurers who receive intensive training before embarkingshow more on the world’s longest ocean race. Discover the diverse range of characters who take on this huge feat of human endeavour; what motivates them and how they cope under pressure. The race was established by legendary British yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person to sail solo non-stop around the world in 1968-9; it was created to give people from all walks of life the opportunity to experience ocean racing and, for some, the rare opportunity to complete a circumnavigation. More people have climbed Mount Everest than have raced around the world by sea. Twelve identical 70 foot yachts, each under the command of a professional skipper will cover more than 40,000 nautical miles. People of all ages and backgrounds take on Mother Nature in the raw in a series of global races, between six continents over eleven months, Hopes and dreams are on the starting line but the toughest test of human spirit is yet to come.  show less


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