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Tag Archives: Earthrace

  1. Breaking News – Earthrace is Back! New Zealanders for Biofuel, start again…

    {EDITOR’S NOTE – You’ll recall when Bajan Reporter began, we tracked the crew as they sought to circumnavigate the planet, with Barbados as a pit-stop, using only bio-fuel as opposed to traditionally chemical forms of diesel… It seems they’re getting ready to make another go of it, have no idea if Barbados is included this […]

    February 14, 2013SailingNo comments
  2. EARTHRACE UPDATES: PANAMA, MEXICO, & SAN DIEGO

    Everybody’s favorite ecologically-sound trimaran has been very busy the last few days, we catch up on its travels now – The Earthrace eco-boat has successfully avoided delay in its attempt to beat the round the world speed record and completed its transit through the Panama Canal. The Panama Canal Authority ensured a swift journey through […]

    May 18, 2008Technology, TravelNo comments
  3. Earthrace eco-boat begins round-the-world record attempt today

    Earthrace, the world?s fastest, coolest and greenest powerboat kicked off its round-the-world race at 1300hrs GMT/1400hrs CET today, in an attempt to break the world record and promote the use of sustainable fuels. Earthrace is an incredible 78ft wave-piercing trimaran that runs exclusively on biodiesel, and has a net zero carbon footprint, making it one […]

    April 28, 2008Technology, TravelNo comments
  4. EARTHRACE TEAM RARING TO GO – START DATE CONFIRMED 27 APRIL

    Earthrace will attempt to set a new world record for a powerboat to circle the globe, running 100% sustainable biodiesel fuel, and a net zero carbon footprint. The crew hopes to complete the voyage in under 65 days. The current record for a powerboat to circumnavigate the globe is currently 74 days, 23 hours and […]

    April 13, 2008Controversy, News, TechnologyNo comments
  5. EARTHRACE WORLD RECORD START DATE NOW 29TH MARCH

    The Earthrace team has announced they are moving the start of their round the world speed record attempt to 29th March. Earthrace is an incredible 78ft wave-piercing trimaran that runs exclusively on biodiesel. The not for profit project is run as a carbon neutral enterprise, making it one of the world?s most environmentally-friendly powerboats. The […]

    March 1, 2008News, Technology, TravelNo comments
  6. Earthrace announces start date for new attempt at Round the World Speed Record, minus Barbados this time

    Albeit without Barbados for this attempt, Pete Bethune, NZ skipper of Earthrace, has officially announced a second challenge to break the Round the World Speed Record attempt. The 2008 challenge will begin from the Vulkan Shipyard, Valencia, Spain on 1st March 2008. The announcement was made by skipper, Pete Bethune, at a press event on […]

    January 13, 2008Technology, TravelNo comments
  7. “FIRST TIME AROUND” – LATEST EARTHRACE BOOK (SHAMELESS PLUG)

    Appears there’s more bad news for the biodiesel trimaran – Earthrace’s website is either in trouble or under maintenance but their MySpace page is ok, even better good news is that you can not only watch their exploits on DVD but read their trials and tribulations in print (Barbados flag is on top, see?)! “First […]

    December 2, 2007Books, Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  8. EARTHRACE UPDATE – RESUMES WORLD VOYAGE EARLY 2008, BUT NOT PASSING BARBADOS IMMEDIATELY

    I love Gmail’s chat, their alerts are a very discreet BLOOP to let you know a body is trying to reach you. So when I saw some of the Earthrace‘s crew were online I decided to hail them and get an update! For those unfamiliar with Earthrace – they tried to circumnavigate the planet with […]

    November 25, 2007News, TravelNo comments
  9. BREAKING NEWS – Earthrace’s Insurance settles with Guatemalan families – Skipper hopes to be released Monday (Follow-Up)

    When last you may have heard about Earthrace – the biodiesel powerboat from New Zealand – is that they were looking at doing it over next year, after the Guatemalan tragedy with the illegal fishing crew… There are now some new developments – The captain of the New Zealand biofuelled vessel, Earthrace, has reached a […]

    March 25, 2007Controversy, Featured, SportsNo comments
  10. Bananas skin up the Earthrace? Follow-Up!

    It seems when the Earthrace left Barbados bright and early at 7:00 am on 10-3-2007, they may have offended the sea gods, at least that’s according to their skipper, who pinned his propeller’s break to the wrong fruit on board…— bananas have been bad luck on shipboard since the days when most boats were powered […]

    March 14, 2007Featured, Sports, TechnologyNo comments