The Whitbread Round the World Race 1973-74 Official Film

Courtesy of The Ocean Race

Like so many great adventure stories, this one started in a pub, with a conversation between the Royal Naval Sailing Association and the head of the Whitbread Brewery. 🍻 Within a year or so, 17 crews were on the start line off Portsmouth, UK, for the first Whitbread Round the World Race in September 1973. 🌎⛵️ From that was born one of the greatest sporting events in the world. Check out the story of the first edition of what we now know as The Ocean Race. 🎥🎞 For the first time, we present this film in a new restored version.

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