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Fast ferry to escort Volvo Ocean Race

Jan 1, 2003

The first Australian syndicate to enter the Volvo Ocean Race, until recently known as the Whitbread, will be supported by a 300-foot fast ferry catamaran that will record progress of the team for an IMAX film.

Australia's OCEANIC syndicate will sponsor two entries in the Volvo Race, both Farr-designed 60-footers. The jet-powered cat will follow the two yachs underway and at port stops to also serve as a promotion and support vessel. The Volvo Ocean Race Round the World will depart Southampton, UK, in Sept. 2001.