Race of the Century

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

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