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A new race venue. way down under

Jan 1, 2003

A new race venue for one-design and Maxi yachts is scheduled for Dec. 4, 2004. Beginning and ending in Fremantle, Australia, the racers will circumnavigate the continent of Antarctica in a 14,600-nm course that leaves three of the world's most notorious capes to port -- Leeuwin, Horn and Good Hope.

Sponsored by the Royal Perth Yacht Club, the race will be sailed in 11 legs and is scheduled to finish in Fremantle early in February of 2005. The fleet will be comprised of identical Ron Holland-designed 82-footers.