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Race of the Century

Rolex's Transatlantic Challenge was a gear-busting, record-breaking international spectacle.

October 4, 2007

Rolex Transatlantic Challenge

An elegant pre-race dinner in the model room of the New York City Yacht Club. Dan Nerney/Rolex

The start was a ghosting contest.

The start was a ghosting contest. Onne van der Wal

Rolex Transatlantic Challenge

Drumbeat, which won her class, makes her way to New York for the start. Daniel Forster/Rolex

Rolex Transatlantic Challenge

Hap Fauth, owner of Whisper, is having fun. Billy Black

Rolex Transatlantic Challenge

The 65-year-old fife Yawl Miriella lost her mizzenmast. Onne van der Wal

Rolex Transatlantic Challenge

The crew of Mar-cha IV celebrates the schooner’s record-breaking victory. Carlo Borlenghi/Rolex

Rolex Transatlantic Challenge

Tiara with a bone in her teeth. She and Drumbeat passed the lizard only one second apart, but problems with Tiara‘s spinnaker left her five hours behind at the needles. Carlo Borlenghi/Rolex

Rolex Transatlantic Challenge

Tempest speeds toward the finish. Carlo Borlenghi/Rolex

Rolex Transatlantic Challenge

Under way. Carlo Borlenghi/Rolex

Rolex Transatlantic Challenge

The prize-giving at Osborne House. Carlo Borlenghi/Rolex
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