press releases

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27 February 2011      Earthrace Conservation - Trini sea turtles

23 November 2010   Earthrace Conservation Organisation launched

17 November 2010   Pete's reaction to Maritime NZ collision report 

7 July 2010              Japanese court hands down verdict

post record 2008-09

26 JUNE  2009           World record officially recognised by UIM

26 JUNE 2009            Earthrace joining Sea Shepherd anti whaling campaign

                                      All about Earthrace (English)

                                      Highlights of world record journey

20 NOV 2008             Earthrace announces Australian Tour Dates

20 NOV 2008             Earthrace returning to Auckland Boatshow

world record 2008

27 JUNE  EARTHRACE SMASHES WORLD RECORD

27 JUNE  HIGHLIGHTS OF RECORD ATTMEPT

23 JUNE  UPDATE FROM EGYPT

22 JUNE  EARTHRACE SET TO SMASH RECORD AS IT ARRIVES IN EGYPT FOR FINAL PORT STOP

19 JUNE EARTHRACE THUNDERING INTO OMAN

14 JUNE LIGHTENING FAST TURNAROUND IN INDIA

12 JUNE EARTHRACE AIMS FOR FASTEST REFUELLING OF WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT IN INDIA

9 JUNE EARTHRACE BACK TO FULL CAPACITY AS IT LEAVES SINGAPORE AHEAD OF WORLD RECORD

6 JUNE EARTHRACE ARRIVES FOR REPAIRS IN SINGAPORE AS PART OF WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT

3 JUNE EARTHRACE CALLS FOR HELP FROM SINGAPORE TO SAVE WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT

31 MAY EARTHRACE FIGHTS STORM TO POWER INTO PALAU 2400 MILES AHEAD OF WORLD RECORD

28 MAY EARTHRACE REPAIRS ENGINES AND THUNDERS TOWARDS PALAU

24 MAY DRAMA ON HIGH SEAS AS EARTHRACE LOSES ONE ENGINE BUT REMAINS AHEAD OF WORLD RECORD AT MIDWAY POINT

21 MAY EARTHRACE ENCOUNTERS GIANT OFFSHORE CALIFORNIAN RUBBISH DUMP

20 MAY EARTHRACE POWERS INTO HAWAII AHEAD OF WORLD RECORD

18 MAY EARTHRACE AHEAD OF WORLD RECORD AS IT APPROACHED MIDWAY POINT

15 MAY EARTHRACE SPEEDS INTO SAN DIEGO

13 MAY EARTHRACE THUNDERS UP MEXICO COAST AND GAINS ON WORLD RECORD

13 MAY EARTHRACE MINIMISES DELAY AND POWERS THROUGH PANAMA CANAL

8 MAY EARTHRACE SPEEDS TOWARDS PANAMA

7 MAY EARTHRACE ARRIVES IN PANAMA TOMORROW

5 MAY EARTHRACE THUNDERS INTO PUERTO RICO

3 MAY EARTHRACE ARRIVES IN PUERTO RICO TOMORROW

3 MAY EARTHRACE BATTLES FUEL LEAK AND PRESSES AHEAD TO PUERTO RICO

30 APRIL EARTHRACE HAS QUICK TURNAROUND IN AZORES

27 APRIL ECO-BOAT BEGINS WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT

27 APRIL   EARTHRACE STARTS WORLD RECORD

27 APRIL  Earthrace parte desde espana

pre-start 2008

13 APRIL CONFIRMED START DATE 27 APRIL - NEW ZEALAND RELEASE

12 APRIL  CONFIRMED START 27 APRIL - ROW

11 APRIL BURGERFUEL JOINS THE EARTHRACE

8 MAR:  XC ENGINEERING FLOW 3D TECHNOLOGY AIDS WAVE PIERCING DESIGN

              XC Engineering azienda Italiano ha contribuito all profettazione dello scafo piu ecologico del mondo

7 MAR:  ANDIAMOS 'INTENT' ON HELPING EARTHRACE

29 FEB:  ICOM GOES GREEN - AND REALLY FAST

20 FEB:  EARTHRACE SUPPORTS GREEN IT SUMMIT

19 FEB:  DOWNWITHCARBON.ORG CHOSEN TO MAKE EARTHRACE CARBON NEUTRAL PROJECT

7 FEB:  007 - LICENCE TO KILL THE PLANET

31 JAN:  EARTHRACE IN FOR REFIT AT VULKAN SHIPYARD, SAGUNTO, SPAIN

31 JAN:  VULKAN SHIPYARD Y EL EARTHRACE ULTIMAN LOS PREPARATIVOS PARA BATIR EL RECORD MUNDIAL

12 JAN: BE PART OF THE CREW FOR THE WORLD RECORD

3 JAN:  EARTHRACE - 100% BIOFUEL WITHOUT THE FIRE

2007

18 DEC:  NEW WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT - OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT, GREENWICH, LONDON

1 DEC:  PETE BETHUNE GUEST AT EARL COURT BOAT SHOW, LONDON

22 NOV:   SPANISH TOUR STARTS IN PALMA DE MALLORCA

20 NOV:  BIODIESEL BOOST IN PORTUGAL

14 NOV:  UK TRANSLATION COMPANY PUSHES THE BOAT OUT FOR EARTHRACE

8 NOV:  PORTUGUESE TOUR STARTS

16 OCT:  EARTHRACE ARRIVE IN PARIS

15 OCT:  PETE BETHUNE SPEAKS AT BIODIESEL EXPO, UK

2007 record attempt

On 31 March 2007, Earthrace called off their first attempt, which begain in Barbados, when the boat suffered major damage in three successive storms whilst crossing the Mediterranean.  During the attempt, Earthrace was involved in an accident which resulted in the death of a fisherman.  Guatamalan authories found no fault lay with Earthrace or her crew.  However, in memory of the fisherman who lost his life and with the blessing of his family, the name of 'pajito' (little bird) was painted on the sponson in his memory.  Below is the release which details this episode.

28 MAR:  Judge frees ER Captain in Guatemala

Earthrace background including translations

ECO-EARTHRACE - WHAT MAKES HER SO GREEN

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URDU                        ARABIC

SWEDISH                 MANDARIN

MALAYLAM                MALAY

HUNGARIAN

2004-2006

6 APR 06: EARTHRACE GETS UNDER WAY

14 JUN 06:   EARTHRACE TESTED IN ROUGH SEAS

1 MAR 04:  EARTHRACE - THE BEGINNING