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Even before Team Adventure was launched, the TA team were undertaking adventures designed to inspire and educate. While it's important to keep looking forward, it's also fun to look back. Here are a few of our past adventures.

voyage_to_antarcticaTO ANTARCTICA – In 2000 Team Adventure Executive Director Larry Rosenfeld traveled to Antarctica with his family in what was to become the first test-bed for the Team Adventure Education Foundation. Images and emails were sent from their base camp aboard the expedition yacht Pelagic to schools back in the US. Read the emails and enjoy the stunning images.


the_raceTHE RACE – Team Adventure was built to compete in the ultimate ocean race, a non-stop sprint around the globe called simply The Race. After leading the fleet of giant catamarans south, Team Adventure faltered when a series of rough Southern Ocean waves damaged the forward beam. The team pulled into South Africa to effect a repair and eventually finished The Race in third place. It's all in The Race archive.


route_of_discoveryROUTE OF DISCOVERY – Shortly after finishing The Race, Cam Lewis and his crew set off across the Atlantic on a voyage of discovery retracing the voyage Christopher Columbus sailed in 1492. On board were two school teachers who helped develop an education curriculum for Team Adventure and communicated daily with schools both in the US and UK. Click the link for your own voyage of discovery.



Imagine sailing at 50 miles per hour on the open ocean. The roar of the waves and sound of the boat vibrating is nothing short of mind numbing yet the exhilaration keeps you wanting more. The next best thing to being there is experiencing Team Adventure through images and video. The Multimedia gallery is the place for both. Click a link to see a slide show of images, take a look at the photo album or check out a short video.

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Click the link to take you a short slide show of Team Adventure images

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Ever wondered what it's like to surf a Southern Ocean wave at 40 knots?

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Nightline on ABC did a terrific feature on Team Adventure. Watch a short clip

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World Records

In addition to the 24-hour speed record currently held by Pascal Bidegorry on Banque Populaire 5 (908.2nm), there will be an attempt on the singlehanded 24 hour record currently held by Tomas Coville on Sodebo (628.5nm). Team Adventure’s mandate is to tackle and conquer all major global sailing records.

  • TROPHEE JULES VERNE AROUND-THE-WORLD NONSTOP (21,760nm). 48d, 7h, 44m, 52s. (Groupama 3)
  • TRANSATLANTIC EASTBOUND USA TO UK (2925nm). 3d 15h 25m 48s. (Banque Populaire 5)
  • NEW YORK TO SAN FRANCISCO (13945nm). 63d, 5h, 55m, 4s. (Ecureuile Poitou Charentes)
  • AROUND GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND NONSTOP (1787nm). 4d, 16h, 8m, 54s. (Playstation)
  • TRANSATLANTIC CADIZ TO SAN SALVADOR (3884nm). 7d, 10h, 58m, 53s. (Groupama 3)
  • TRANSPACIFIC YOKOHAMA TO SAN FRANCISCO (4482nm). 13d, 22h, 38m, 28s. (Geronimo)
  • TRANSPACIFIC LOS ANGELES TO HONOLULU* (2215nm). 4d, 19h, 31m, 37s. (Geronimo)
  • TRANSPACIFIC SAN FRANCISCO TO YOKAHAMA (2925nm). 11d, 12m, 54s. (Gitana 13)
  • AROUND AUSTRALIA NONSTOP (6500nm). 17d, 12h, 57m, 5s. (Geronimo)
  • MIAMI TO NEW YORK (947nm). 1d, 11h, 5m, 20s. (Groupama 3)

One of the most sought after records is the eastbound Transatlantic record (USA TO UK). This record was first set by the legendary skipper Charlie Barr aboard the schooner Atlantic. The current time, set by French sailor Pascal Bidegorry aboard Banque Populaire 5, is at an average speed more than three times as fast as Atlantic.

1905 - Charlie Barr aboard Atlantic - 12d, 4h, 1m. (10.02 kts av)
1980 - Eric Tabarley aboard Paul Ricard - 10d, 5h, 14m. (11.93 kts av)
1981 - Mark Pajot aboard Elf Aquitaine - 9d, 10h, 6m. (12.94 kts av)
1984 - Partick Morvan aboard Jet Services II - 8d, 16h, 33m. (14.03 kts av)
1986 - Loic Caradec aboard Royale II - 7d, 21h, 5m. (15.47 kts av)
1987 - Philippe Poupon on Fleury Michon VIII - 7d, 12h, 50m. (16.18 kts av)
1988 - Serge Madec aboard Jet Services V - 7d, 6h, 30m. (16.76 kts av)
1990 - Serge Madec aboard Jet Services V - 6d, 13h, 3m. (18.62 kts av)
2001 - Steve Fossett aboard Playstation - 4d 17h 28m 6s. (25.88 kts av)
2006 - Bruno Peyron aboard Orange 2- 4d, 8h, 23m, 54s. (28.12 kts av)
2007 - Franck Cammas aboard Groupama 3 - 4d 3h 57m 54s. (29.54 kts av)
2009 - Pascal Bidegorry aboard Banque Populaire 5 - 3d, 15h, 25m, 48s. (32.94 kts av)



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