The Race - quiet before the storm?

Six boats now await the start gun

Wednesday December 27th 2000, Author: Mark Chisnell, Location: United Kingdom
With six boats now tied up in the marina in Barcelona, Bruno Peyron's vision has finally become real. "Reality seems to exceed fiction" commented the man behind The Race, "You can really get the measure of this reality by being here, by looking at and being able to touch these giant boats, witnesses of a new generation." With the Christmas holiday in full swing, and the sun shining in Barcelona, people have been taking just this opportunity to check out the cast of the coming adventure.
While the crews have been taking the opportunity to see friends and family, work has continued on the boats as the shore teams try to tick a few more jobs off the endless lists that campaigns of this size generate. PlayStation had all those broken battens to sort out after Saturday's sail, while Club Med was installing the satellite transmission system for sending pictures off the boat.

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