Earthrace / Ady Gil

Earthrace / Ady Gil


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Ady Gil, previously known as Earthrace, was a 78-foot (24 m), wave-piercing trimaran, which was originally created as part of a project to break the world record for circumnavigating the globe in a powerboat. The vessel was powered by biodiesel fuel, but was also capable of running on regular diesel fuel. It used other eco-friendly materials, such as vegetable oil lubricants, hemp composites, and non-toxic anti-fouling, and had features such as bilge water filters.
Ady Gil, previously known as Earthrace, was a 78-foot (24 m), wave-piercing trimaran, which was originally created as part of a project to break the world record for circumnavigating the globe in a powerboat. The vessel was powered by biodiesel fuel, but was also capable of running on regular diesel fuel. It used other eco-friendly materials, such as vegetable oil lubricants, hemp composites, and non-toxic anti-fouling, and had features such as bilge water filters.
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By: kjfitz

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@ 2010-04-11 20:52:51
the world's coolest boat!

Earthrace is a 24m (78ft) tri-hull wavepiercer that has been designed and built specifically to get the record for a powerboat to circumnavigate the globe. She is an advanced endurance vessel, capable of submarining up to 7m (23ft) underwater as she powers across oceans. One journalist recently reported "Earthrace is like a rally car but for oceans, with her ability to handle rough seas and storm conditions at high speed."

http://www.earthrace.net/index.php?section=3

http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile32762/Earthrace.htm
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@ 2010-04-12 07:42:39
In late 2009, it was announced that the boat, now repainted black and named Ady Gil, would be participating in anti-whaling operations under the lead of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. During operations in the Southern Ocean, the vessel and the Japanese whaling support vessel MV Sh┼Źnan Maru 2 collided on January 6, 2010, resulting in loss of the Ady Gil's bow and one injured crew member.[4][5][6] Each side blamed the other for causing the collision, and government agencies will be investigating the incident.[7] The crew of the Ady Gil were taken off [8][9][10] and the salvage operation was abandoned. The vessel was reported as sinking on January 7, 2010.[11][12]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ady_Gil
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@ 2010-04-12 11:33:49
There is a dead link to a Press Release stating that the Earthrace had arrived in Paris 16 October 2007. By the next month it was in Portugal.

http://www.earthrace.net/index.php?section=41
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@ 2010-04-12 11:39:01
Here is the previous world record holder:

http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/cable-wireless-adventurer/

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