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18 November 2007

Canadian enters Transatlantic Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

The Transatlantic Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup has a Canadian entry - VALKYRIE, a Swan 78 owned and skippered by Will Apold. On November 26, 18-metre yachts from seven nations – Barbados, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Monaco and Norway - will race from Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain) to St. Maarten. Satellite tracking systems will monitor each yacht’s progress - view it at [International Maxi Association]

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8 November 2007

Canadian to enter Atlantic Rowing Race

On Dec. 2, Paul Attalla, 36, from Fernie, B.C., will be the first Canadian to enter the Atlantic Rowing Race. He will attempt to row 5,500 kilometres (3400 mi) from the Canary Islands across the Atlantic Ocean to Antigua on a custom 24-foot boat "The Spirit of Fernie" - alone, with no motor or sails. He is one of only five solo entries (20 entrants are pairs and fours). The race, expected to take about 100 days, is known as one of the toughest endurance tests in the world. []

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