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Title: The 100-strong fleet sail past the historic three-masted clipper "James Craig" after the start of the annual 628 nautical mile Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on December 26, 2008. (TORSTEN BLACKWOOD/AFP/Getty Images)


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The 100-strong fleet sail past the historic
three-masted clipper "James Craig" after the
start of the annual 628 nautical mile Sydney
Hobart Yacht Race on December 26, 2008. (TORSTEN
BLACKWOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
2
A crew member of the Puma racing team pulls in a
sail during the Volvo Ocean in-port race in
Alicante, Spain, Saturday Oct. 4, 2008. The
2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race, Covering 10 legs and
36,995 nautical miles, started Oct. 11 in
Alicante and is scheduled to end in St.
Petersburg, Russia, on June 27, 2009. (AP
Photo/Alberto Saiz)
3
The 100-strong fleet sail past the historic
three-masted clipper "James Craig" after the
start of the annual 628 nautical mile Sydney
Hobart Yacht Race onDecember26, 2008. (TORSTEN
BLACKWOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
4
Richard Branson's boat "Virgin Money" sails in
the ocean after departing New York, in an attempt
to break the transatlantic mono-hull sailing
record, October 22, 2008. About 30 hours into the
voyage, the crew started having problems and
ripped the boat's main sail. Not long after that,
the voyage was aborted. (REUTERS/Chip East)
5
The tall ships Lady Washington, right, and
Hawaiian Chieftain, left, sail on San Francisco
Bay, Monday, Oct. 20, 2008. The tall ships
arrived from Grays Harbor, Wash., and were on an
educational visit to the Bay area. (AP Photo/Eric
Risberg)
6
The Ericsson Racing Team - Ericsson 4 sails
during the start of the first leg of the Volvo
Ocean Race from Alicante to Cape Town on October
11, 2008 in Alicante, Spain. The fleet of eight
teams participating in the Volvo Ocean Race will
race arround the world over ten legs to finish in
St Petersburg in late June, 2009. (Jasper
Juinen/Getty Images)
7
Australian supermaxi "Wild Oats XI", skippered by
Mark Richards, is seen sailing past Tasman Island
at sunrise as it approached the finish line of
the 64th annual 628-nautical mile Sydney Hobart
Yacht Race on December 28, 2008. "Wild Oats XI"
won Australia's premier blue water classic for a
record fourth consecutive year in an elapsed time
of one day, 20 hours, 34 minutes and 14 seconds.
(DANIEL FORSTER/AFP/Getty Images)
8
A red-sailed ship is seen sailing toward
Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts on July 9th, 2008
(Boston Globe)
9
Ben Ainslie with the JP Morgan Extreme 40 sailing
team sail the Extreme 40 catamaran on the River
Thames to celebrate Ben Ainslie's triple Olympic
gold medal success on September 5, 2008 in
London, England. (Cate Gillon/Getty Images)
10
Tall ships take part in the so-called
Windjammerparade tall ship parade at the Kieler
Woche sailing event on June 28, 2008 at the port
of Kiel, northern Germany. Organisers of the
Kieler Woche (Kiel Week), one of the biggest
sailing events in the world, expected more than
three million visitors from 70 countries. (ROLAND
MAGUNIA/AFP/Getty Images)
11
Classic yachts sail in the bay of Cannes,
southeastern France, during the 30th Régates
Royales of Cannes, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008. The
Régates Royales was the focal point of the season
with more than 150 crews sailing on 10 to 50
meter long classic yachts. (AP Photo/Lionel
Cironneau)
12
The Maltese Falcon, a clipper sailing luxury
yacht owned by U.S. venture capitalist Tom
Perkins, sails into San Francisco Bay September
27, 2008. At 289.1 feet (88 metres), the vessel
is one of the largest privately owned sailing
yachts in the world. (REUTERS/Robert Galbraith)
13
Yachts bustle for a good line at the start of the
Big Boat Challenge in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday,
Dec. 16, 2008. The Big Boat Challenge was a warm
up race and a chance for the Maxi Yachts to test
their boats ahead of the Sydney To Hobart Yacht
Race. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
14
A Tall Ship comes into Merseyside, sailing past
the Burbo Bank windfarm on the approach to the
Port of Liverpool on July 18, 2008, Liverpool,
England. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
15
A ship sailes under the Flaubert bridge on the
Seine river upon its arrival at Rouen's harbour,
western France, during the Sail 2008 armada
event, on July 3rd, 2008. (ROBERT
FRANCOIS/AFP/Getty Images)
16
A replica of "Argo", the mythical ship that bore
Jason and the Argonauts on their heroic quest for
the Golden Fleece, sails in the Corinth canal in
Korinthos, some 80 kms west of Athens on July 2,
2008. (ARIS MESSINIS/AFP)
17
United States Coast Guard cadets stand at parade
rest atop the mast of the U.S. Coast Guard
training vessel "Barque Eagle", on July 1, 2008
as the boat rounds West Point off Magnolia and
nears Seattle. The boat was taken as a war prize
from Germany after World War II and is the only
sailing vessel in the U.S. maritime services. (AP
Photo/Seattle Post-Intelligencer/Joshua Trujillo)
18
People walk along the embankment of the Neva
River with the Russian tall ship Mir illuminated
in the background, in St. Petersburg, Russia,
early Saturday, June 21, 2008. (AP Photo/Dmitry
Lovetsky)
19
Supermaxi "Skandia" all but disappears in a
trough as she heads for open water after the
start of the annual 628 nautical mile Sydney
Hobart Yacht Race in Australia on December 26,
2008. (TORSTEN BLACKWOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
20
The Romanian tall-ship Mircea sails into Brest
harbour in Brittany, western France, July 10,
2008 to take part in the Brest 2008 international
maritime festival. (REUTERS/Stephane Mahe)
21
Billy Gernertt, gunner's mate for the tall ship
Lynx, yells, "Live Free or Die!" before firing a
dummy charge from its cannon toward the Hawaiian
Chieftain during a mock battle on Commencement
Bay in Washington State on Friday July 4, 2008.
(DREW PERINE/AP)
22
Tall ships take part in the so-called
Windjammerparade tall ship parade at the Kieler
Woche sailing event on June 28, 2008 at the port
of Kiel, northern Germany. (ROLAND
MAGUNIA/AFP/Getty Images)
23
The fleet sails out of Sydney Harbor after the
start of the 2008 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht
race in Sydney, Australia, Friday, Dec. 26, 2008.
(AP Photo/ROLEX /Daniel Forster, HO)
24
Volvo Ocean Race yacht Puma arrives off Cape
Town, South Africa in second place during the
first stage of the 2008-2009 Volvo Ocean Race
November 2, 2008. (REUTERS/Mike Hutchings)
25
The viking longship Sea Stallion of Glendalough
sails through the Limfjorden in Northern Jutland
on August 3, 2008 after its journey across the
North Sea. The ship, a reconstruction of a 30
metre long warship built in Dublin in the viking
age, was on its way back to the Viking Museum in
the town of Roskilde where it built as a
reconstruction of the Skuldelev 2, which was
excavated in Roskilde Fjord fifty years ago.
Research has established that the ship was
originally built in Dublin by vikings in 1042.
(HENNING BAGGER/AFP/Getty Images)
26
The Puma Team sails alongside the Ericsson Racing
Team - Ericsson 4 during the start of the first
leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Alicante to Cape
Town on October 11, 2008 in Alicante, Spain.
(Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
27
Spectators up the mast on the Tasmanian tall ship
James Craig watch the fleet sail out of Sydney
Harbour after the start of the 2008 Rolex Sydney
to Hobart Yacht race in Sydney, Australia,
Friday, Dec. 26, 2008. (AP Photo/ROLEX, Daniel
Forster, HO)
28
Limit sails past Tasman Island towards the finish
line in Hobart during the Sydney to Hobart yacht
race in Australia Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008. (AP
Photo/Rolex, Daniel Forster)
29
The ARM Cuauhtemoc, a training vessel of the
Mexican Navy, named after the last Aztec emperor,
sails on the River Mersey as part of the Tall
Ships race in Liverpool, England, Monday July 21,
2008. (AP Photo/Peter Byrne-pa)
30
Volvo Ocean Race yacht Puma arrives off Cape Town
in second place during the first stage of the
2008-2009 Volvo Ocean Race November 2, 2008.
(REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA)
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